Year 6 become microbiologists/ taxonomists

Year 6 have been incredibly busy since returning to school last Wednesday. Although things look very different at the moment, the children have settled well into their new routines.

In science, we have been learning about living things, including microbes (germs). Last week, we started an experiment to see if germs really multiplies on dirty hands. One week later and the results are in! Today, we observed the mould that has been growing on the bread we touched with dirty hands. In contrast, the bread we touched with clean hands has no mould! We also conducted a second experiment where we observed the effects of soap.

We have also looked at other living things- animals! We started the week by developing an understanding of classification keys using liquorice allsorts. We then learnt about Carl Linnaeus and his classification system.