Our science focus this term:
As a class we will:
- Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal) and response to magnets.
- Know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
- Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
- Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.
- Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
- Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate soda.
- Planning different types of scientific enquiry to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
- Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
- Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
- Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries including conclusions, casual relationships and explanations of and degrees of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.
Designs a solution to a problem that depends on solutions to smaller instances of the same problem (recursion)
Uses nested selection statements. Appreciates the need for and writes custom functions. Uses correctly procedures and functions.
Life is a Journey
We will discuss and explain why life might be a journey and what is a rite of passage. Examine how rites of passage affect everyone and interpret the connection between significant events and religious belief.