Shenton Primary School

Empowering and nurturing young minds to achieve excellence

Y5 & 6 Science Week 2021

Children at Shenton Primary School are naturally curious. Science will therefore nurture this curiosity and allow them to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions. Science allows children to explore their world and discover new things. It is an active subject, containing investigations, practical activities and observations.

Science week is an exciting opportunity for your children to carry out new learning about learn about animals, plants and the  physical environment and to investigate questions posed.

Year 5:

This ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ unit will teach your children about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will also work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the best thermal insulator to make a lunch box, making predictions and forming conclusions. Furthermore, they will have chance to find the best electrical conductor, in the context of making floodlights brighter. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating. Finally, they will learn about irreversible changes, and participate in exciting investigations throughout the unit.

Year 6:

In this unit, your child will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body, with a particular focus on the digestive system, circulatory system and the skeletal system.

They will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system (the heart & lungs) and then focus on how nutrients are transported around the human body.

Your child will get the opportunity to explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function, the effects of exercise on the body and how different types of drugs affect it.