Y5/6: What has ‘Tinga Tinga Tales’ got to do with science? (Part 2)

I’m sure you’ve all watched Tinga Tinga Tales at some point, but did you know that underneath the stories and the beautiful artwork, there is some fascinating science that challenged many peoples view of how living things evolve and adapt to their environment? Watch the video and see if you can see how it links to our earlier research.

Other useful resources:

Mary Anning

Alfred Russel Wallace

Charles Darwin


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Year 6 – Battleship fun

To consolidate our Maths learning this week, Year 6  have had great fun playing battleships with a partner of their choice. They showed great maturity in their choices of their partner and thought about themselves as a learner rather than working with their friends. Year 6, how did you decide who you wanted to learn with this morning?

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Y5/6: What has ‘Tinga Tinga Tales’ got to do with science? (Part 1)

Before we reveal what our science focus is, what do you think links these pictures (hover over them for additional information). What strategies will you use, and what resources will you need to start making links between them? What will you do if you find a word that you don’t understand? What information or knowledge do you already have that might help?


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Music: ‘Ode to Joy’, Beethoven

Mr Fisher shared this video with us today, then years 5 and 6 began learning how to play it on their instruments. We’re not quite up to the standard of the musicians in the video yet, but you have to start somewhere…

Which instruments can you see/hear?

Can you work out the BPM?

Mr Fisher also asked if you could make a graph of this piece of music? What could he mean? Is anyone willing to have a ‘can do’ attitude and give it a go?

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Year 6 – Zumba

Due to the rain this morning, we were unable to run outdoors so we took the opportunity to do a 15 min Zumba activity which was instructed by Miss Short. Both myself and Miss Short had a great time and felt ready for the learning ahead.

Year 6 – What are your thoughts on the Zumba this morning? Let us know your thoughts.

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Year 5&6 – Active Maths

Whilst some of the year 5 and 6 children were practicing for the Rickmansworth festival, the rest of us were enjoying ourselves with Active Maths activities. The children were split up into 3 groups and spent 20 mins on each activity. Lots of learning was taking place, from fractions, decimals and percentages to balancing and estimating.

Year 5 & 6 – Which activity did you enjoy the most and why?

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