St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

admin@st-piusx.cumbria.sch.uk

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Year 6

Spring 2021

During the spring term we were in lockdown again! But this didn't stop our learning in science - Evolution and Inheritance. We were able to recap our knowledge and understanding of how fossils are formed and how they provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We recognised that living things produce offspring of the same kind and how they vary and are not identical to their parents. We also explored how animals and plants adapt to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation can lead to evolution.

Autumn 2 2020

In autumn term 2, they learnt about light. They explored how light travels, how mirrors reflect light and how they can help us see objects. They were able to create and use periscopes and measure the angles of incidence and reflection. We experimented with refraction at home while isolating, and studied Isaac Newton and his discovery of colours using a prism.

Autumn 1 2020

During the autumn term 1, Year 6 learnt about Electricity. They were able to identify, draw and label scientific circuit symbols; create simple circuits using specific equipment and plan an investigation.  They also researched Thomas Edison and created a talking animation, within computing, about his life.

Autumn 2019

As part of the topic Electricity, the children had to create circuit diagrams using scientific symbols.

Summer 2018/19

Bright Sparks Electricity Workshop delivered by C-STEM.

 

Heart dissection - not for the faint-hearted.