Today, we have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken.

 We looked at the different parts of the egg and what they are for.  We now understand that only fertilised eggs become chicks.  Unfertilised eggs are nice to eat!  We also thought about metamorphosis.

Today in Science,

Class 10 have learnt about the life of Jane Goodall.  She has spent her life researching the life cycles and habits of chimpanzees.  We have worked in groups to present to the rest of the class why it is important to protect this species.

 

Last Friday morning, Class 10 had a fantastic time working in the woods.

We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

This week, our science has been about life cycles of mammals.  

We watched a. Video clip of an elephant embryo.  It was fascinating to see how it grew and developed inside it’s mothers womb.  The gestation period is over 2 years for an elephant, which starts as a tiny cell.  We then looked at the life cycle of rabbits and created our spinners.

Yesterday, Class 10 had a lovely World Book Day.

Over the last two weeks, Class 10 have choreographed and rehearsed their own group dances.

After performing their finished dance, each group voted which one they thought should be posted onto the website.  This one was voted for because of the dramatic features and the timing.

 

Over the last week, Class 10 have been growing mould.

We used bread in sealed bags and had a control and one variable for the other slice.  Most groups chose to dampen the other slice.  We have then designed and made our own single-celled microorganism.

 

Census Work

This week in our Creative Curriculum, we have been using 1851 census information to find out more about life in Victorian Britain.  We were shocked at how many people lived in each house, places where people were born, words like imbecile and lunatic were used to describe people and that men and women were not treated equally.