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The History of Electricity


Following on from their learning about Thomas Edison and the invention of the light bulb in Year 4, our children have been independently researching the history of electricity to create their own in depth reports.

The digestive system


Building on their knowledge from Year 4, our pupils researched and created their own presentations for the class on how water and nutrients are transported in our digestive system.


'I found out some interesting facts doing my own research for our presentations. Did you know that chyme is the name for the acid produced in the small intestine during digestion?'


How does exercise affect heart rate?


Making links with their learning in PE, Year 6 planned their own scientific enquiries to investigate how exercise affects heart rate.

'Since completing this investigation, I have completed my own scientific research at home when I've been exercising!'


How does the voltage affect the brightness of a bulb?


After learning about the different circuit components and how to make a complete circuit, our pupils independently investigated how the voltage affects the brightness of a bulb. They carefully observed the brightness of the bulb and used their maths skills to create their own line graphs to show their results.


'My favourite part was putting the circuit together myself and changing different parts of it to measure the impact it had.'