In small groups, pupils had to classify animals first into two groups, then into small sub groups. This involved listening to each other, reacting to the opinions of others and being prepared to critique or justify opinions.
'I grouped the animals into mammals and non-mammals to start. I then broke down each group into further categories depending on other things like whether they could fly or not.'
The human digestive system
Year 6 had to use their listening skills to take notes on how water and nutrients are transported in the human digestive system. Afterwards, they had to prepare and perform a presentation to the rest of the class outlining how this system works.
'We worked really well as a team to take notes based on the information that was read out to us.'
Shadows and Reflection
Year 6 have been giving presentations to explain how shadows are formed and how light is reflected from surfaces/ Whilst presenting, we thought about our posture and the importance of eye contact, as well as enunciation, pace and expression.
'After our presentation, Harry asked a question about the moon being a light source. I was able to use my prior knowledge to reply and say that the moon isn't a light source, it reflects light from the sun.'