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Science - Journey Through the Body

Week beginning 8th June

Hello Kensukes.  I'd like you to do some research on the impact of diet and exercise on the body. Your task is to describe the effects of a healthy lifestyle on the body to someone of a similar age to you.   

LO To understand how diet and exercise impact on the human body

I can remember to:

Research and make notes
Explain what a healthy lifestyle consists of
Describe how diet and exercise impact the human body
Present the information in a poster, brochure or information text


Take a look at the slide show, videos and web links and research the effects a healthy lifestyle has on the body.  You can use the headings on the sheet below to make notes as you do your research.  Use your notes to create either a poster, a brochure or an information text for a child your age explaining the effects a healthy lifestyle has on the body.  If you'd like to share your work with us from this topic, click here. We'd love to see what you do!


Director: Steve Harding-Hill Client: COI Agency: M&C Saatchi

What happens inside your body when you exercise?

We all know exercise is good for us, but what actually happens inside your body when you get active? Watch to find out, and learn more about the benefits of ...

Click here for more information about exercise and here for more information about healthy eating.  There's more information and games on this fun website.
You could keep a healthy lifestyle diary to make a record of how you are keeping healthy during lockdown.

This week in science our topic is the human body and we are looking at the circulatory system. First of all you can have a go at this activity which will help you to revise the different systems in the human body and their functions.


Today we are learning about the heart.

LO: To identify and name the main parts of the heart and describe its functions

I can remember to

Research information about the heart

List the functions of the heart

Label the different parts of the heart

Task 1

Your first task is to do some research about the heart and why we have a heart (what its functions are).  You can make notes, create a fact sheet and/or design a poster with the information you find out. Here are some web links that you can use for your research:

  • Click here to watch a video about how the heart works
  • Click here to see some animations of the heart at work
  • Click here for a video of the different parts of the heart.
  • Click here for more information about the heart


Here is an information sheet where you can find out more about the heart and the circulatory system

Task 2

Your second task is to label the different parts of the heart.  You have three choices of how to do this.

Choice 1: If we were in school, we would make a model of the heart using saltdough and label the different parts. See the example pictures below (you don't need to use colour if you prefer not too - you can just label the different parts). If you would like to do this, click here for the salt dough recipe. You could also use playdough or plastercine if you have that at home.  Alternatively, if you're up for a drawing challenge, you could make your own sketch to label.

You can use this word mat to help with your labelling

Choice 2: Click here to label a heart interactively

Choice 3: To use the sheet below to label the different parts of the heart. Use the word mat from choice 1 to help you.

Don't forget to you can share your work on the google form!

Fun Science

Freezing and Melting Science Activity

Check out this fun bit of science you can do at home.  It's a great trick to try out on people! The instructions say to leave it for 10 minutes but we set the timer for 3 minutes and it worked really well.  Click here to feedback or here to share what you do!

Freezing and Melting

Science Task 3: Have we always looked like this?

Week beginning 11th May

First of all, don't forget to share your work using this google form! This week, we are going to do an investigation linked with Darwin's observations of birds on the Galapagos Islands during his HMS Beagle Voyage.

LO To investigate how living things are adapted to suit their environment in different ways

I can remember to:

use equipment carefully

make predictions
record results in a table

draw conclusions from results

During his visit, Darwin made detailed observations of finches found living in the Galapagos Islands

Darwin Finches, Galapagos

Watch for footage of the different types of finches on the Galapagos Islands

The Beaks


Once you have completed your investigation you can think about what you have found out.  You could use this sentence frame to summarise your results and draw conclusions.  Don't forget to share your work with us on this google form. We'd love to see your work!


The most suitable beak for the _______island was the ___________.  The reason for this was ___________. (think about the size and shape of the beak and how this made it easier to pick up the particular type of food)

If a bird with this beak lived on the island it would ___________________.

The most unsuitable beak for the island was the _____ because ________.

Charles Darwin's conclusion from his observations

Art and Design with a Science theme! Have we always looked like this?

Task 2 - week beginning 4/5/20

LO To create a new species of animal and the environment that the it’s adapted to.

I can remember to:
Draw/make the animal designed in task 1
Draw/make the environment the animal is adapted to
Create an animation showing the moment the animal was discovered by a scientist


This week you have a creative task that follows on from task 1, which was to imagine yourself as a scientist that has just discovered a new species of animal that has never been seen before (scroll down this page to find the information about this task).  For task 2, you are to draw or make this animal and its environment/habitat and you can extend this further to create an animation of the moment you discovered it.

Here is an example of one. What clues can you see for the type of  environment/habitat it is? What sort of climate do you think it has?   

It is a beach in the tropical islands of the Galapagos. The animal was made out of some modelling clay and the beach was made out of an old shoe box, some tissue paper, a few rocks and some leaves. In the animation example below, you will also see a lego figure used for the scientist – the hair was missing so we gave her a hat made out of a part of a tree  (good for camouflage!).  If you don’t have these items, you can also use drawings. If you do drawings and you want to make it into an animation make sure you draw the environment, the animal and the scientist separately so you can move them independently to create the different frames.
For the animation, you need to download some free software. The one used for the example is called Stopmotion Studio and it’s straightforward to use with the tutorial, and really fun!  You need to make sure the camera you are using is held in a steady position and make really small movements for each frame.

Animation Example.MP4

Still image for this video
Good luck and have fun creating! If you don't get chance to do all of the task, don't worry. If you are not able to use the animation software, you can take some photos of your animal in it's environment. Don’t forget to fill out the google form to give feedback and upload any photos of your work – we’d love to see what you do!

Science - Have we always looked like this?

Task 1 - week beginning 27/4/20

Hello Kensukes! Miss Travis here with some science for you.  You can send in any of your work to or upload it onto this google form.

 LO: To describe how an animal is adapted to suit its environment

I can remember to:

Match the animal's diet to its environment

Describe the skin/covering and how this is suitable for the animal's survival

Explain how the animal moves in its environment

Sketch a front and side view of the animal







Click here for a link to key vocabulary for this topic.
Last term, we started a science topic about Evolution and Inheritance. We watched this fascinating clip presented by the fabulous David Attenborough about the history of life on earth.

We started to learn about the Theory of Evolution put forward in the 19th century by the famous scientist Charles Darwin.  In 1831 Darwin boarded a ship called the HMS Beagle and set off on a voyage around the world to study and collect animal, plant and rock samples.

His voyage lasted 5 years and the research led him to develop his theory of natural selection’ that explains how animals are adapted to their environments in order to survive.

The most famous part of Darwin’s voyage was his visit to the Galapagos Islands, a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America.  He wrote notes, kept a diary, sent letters and made detailed sketches of the huge variety of wildlife on these islands. 

Your task is to imagine that you are a scientist on a journey around the world to observe animals in their natural environments.  While conducting research on the Galapagos Islands (you could imagine that you’re sketching some fossils on the beach at the time), you discover a new creature that has never been witnessed before.  You are to design this creature, paying attention as to how it is adapted to suit its environment.
Take a look at how these animals are adapted to suit their natural environments.

The Galapagos Islands have volcanoes, beautiful coastlines and coral reefs. The climate is sub-tropical with a mixture of warmth, rain and sun. A huge variety of species can be found on the Galapagos Islands – have a look here for some examples.
You can use this sheet to help you design your creature.


You can have a look at these examples from previous Y6 pupils.

If you’d prefer, you could just complete the sheet based  on one of the animals that can be found on the Galapagos Islands rather than make up one of your own.  We look forward to seeing what you do – make sure you send it in if you can!