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Pattern Seeking

Year 5 have investigated what happens when we add or take away different components to our electrical circuits.  We recorded our work with scientific diagrams of our circuits.

In KS1, the children investigated cut up flowers. The children identified the different parts of a flower. The children then composed their own questions they wanted to find out about the flower.

As part of our topic on Forces, Year 5 have been carrying out some pattern seeking to discover if there is a relationship or link between the mass and weight of different objects.

 

 

Year 5 tried out a modelling and pattern seeking activity to investigate inheritance.  We used a variety of different liquorice allsorts and chose one to represent the ‘male’ and one to represent the ‘female’.  We thought about the key features of each sweet and then had to select one, which could be the ‘offspring’ of these.  This helped us to explore the idea that characteristics and traits are passed down from parent to offspring, but normally offspring vary and are not identical.  We had to justify and reason for our choices.  We then tried this out with Mr Men and Little Miss characters.  Finally, we explored which characteristics might be inherited and which might be due to environmental factors.  We realised that often it could be a combination of both.

Today Beech class took part in pattern seeking in Science.  First of all, we had to match up the mammal to the correct rate that their heart beats every minute. This was quite a challenge.  Then we had to look for any patterns or relationships between the two columns.  We discovered that the larger the mammal the slower the heart BPM.  We began to think about a scientific reason for this relationship.
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