For the past few weeks in science, Year 6 have been studying the circulatory system. We have looked at main blood vessels (capillaries, arteries and veins), their structure and their function . Using our newly acquired knowledge, we then carried out an investigation to see whether the lumen (tubular structure/opening) affects the way in which blood flow despite many differing factors.
Over the next few weeks, Year 6 will be working hard on creating their own newspaper articles. This week the children have been acquiring the skills in order to write an effective newspaper. They have particularly enjoyed analysing headlines and discussing the underlying meaning of puns and headlines that contain a play on words. As well as this, we have had the opportunity to interview a young girl called Katija (a young Syrian refugee)- the children really enjoyed this. We then used Katija's responses to the questions for quotes in their newspapers and also to inform reported speech. Keep an eye out for their published newspapers coming soon.