Y6 have investigated the question: Why do icebergs float? We observed ice cubes and then designed a boat using tin foil using our knowledge of density, buoyancy and surface area to create a vessel which could carry the largest number of coins and marbles before sinking to the ocean floor! Our class had mixed success with some boats remaining afloat :)
Learning So Far...
Our class have been enjoying researching the animals found in the Arctic and Antarctic, as well as revising aspects of world geography. We have learnt about the tragedy of the Titanic and have written a chronological report on the disaster. Now we have moved on to understanding how animals and plants can be classified and how the biodiversity of the polar regions vary!
Our class held a very mature debate on whether or not animals should have the same rights as humans. Everyone listened respectfully to each other and contributed well! 😊🌟
We have now looked at the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights and created pastel art pieces based on this. Other art work has also included Inuit-style block printing and paintings.
We have written diary pages from Captain Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole and all pupils empathised greatly with the harsh conditions and tragic circumstances experienced by him and his team.