Science Week: Year 6 vlog from space!

By Mr. Setchell on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in English, Science. No Comments


       As part of our Science Week where we’ve been considering life for future humans, Year 6 have been writing and recording vlogs (video diaries) from space to their folks back home in Bournville. Here’s a taste of life in space: ” . . . then there’s the toilet. It’s not what you’d expect. […]

Science Week: Top scientist drops in to speak to Year 6!

By Mr. Setchell on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in Science, STEM, Video Lessons. 2 Comments


Dr. Cameron Smith, one of the world’s top scientists in the field of space colonisation, dropped in to Year 6 today to answer the children’s questions on future humans. In this video, Dr. Smith gives a great response to Oscar’s thoughtful question: ‘Would someone with diseases or illnesses be allowed to colonise space?’     […]

Science Week: Year 6 calculate space travel distances.

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in Maths, Science, STEM. No Comments


If we had to leave Earth and colonise space, how long would it take to get to our destination? To find out, Year 6 have been using a simple formula: time = distance ÷ speed. We first calculated the distance between planets in miles. Then we divided this by the speed of the fastest space probe – […]

Science Week: Year 6 visualise future humans

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 23, 2015 in Science. No Comments


What if we have to leave Earth and colonise space, or another planet? What would we look like after 5000 years? How would we evolve? Here are some answers from Year 6 . . .