Year 6-7 Transition Week: Monday


Introduction for Parents/Carers

Challenges: Monday

Science Challenge – Biology

Food Chains and Food Webs

An ecologist has been studying a rock pool for a week. She has noted which plants and animals she has seen and what they are eating. Below are her notes:





Write down some daily and seasonal changes that might happen in the rock pool habitat. Choose a predator and prey and write down some adaptations that help them to survive. Draw some food chains or a food web using some or all of this information. Decide which type of feeder each organism is (primary consumer, etc) and identify the producers.

Key words:

carnivore, consumer, herbivore, predator, prey, primary consumer, producer, secondary consumer

To get level You might have:
  • Linked some animals and plants together to show what they eat
  • Stated why the fish and whelks are suited to living in the rock pool
  • Drawn two food chains with 3 to 4 links
  • Identified at least one producer, one predator and one prey
  • Stated one adaptation of the predator and prey
  • Described one daily or seasonal change that affects the rock pool habitat
  • Drawn a simple food web that links at least three food chains
  • Used some key words to describe how plants and animals get their food (e.g. producer, primary consumer, carnivore)
  • Described at least one adaptation that helps a predator and prey to survive
  • Described one daily and one seasonal change that affects the rock pool habitat

Physical Education

PE Challenge – Learning to Juggle

The benefits of juggling are not just for entertainers trying to work a crowd. It is an aerobic exercise, it develops core strength, and the focus required to toss multiple objects from hand to hand can be a stress-relieving distraction.

It turns out juggling is a workout for your brain too. Juggling improves hand-eye coordination, reflexes, peripheral vision and a host of other motor skills. Recent research has even demonstrated that juggling can affect the size of your brain. Several studies have shown a correlation between juggling and changes in the brain’s grey matter, the cell bodies responsible for computation and processing within the brain, and white matter, the nerve fibres that connect different parts of the brain by way of electrical impulses.

Watch the clip

and practise, practise, practise.  Don’t give up!

When you have learned to juggle, email me to let me know and we will organise a juggling competition in September for those of you who reply to see your skills and award merits.

Good luck.

Mrs Williams (Curriculum Leader: PE)


Further subject challenges tomorrow and throughout the week!

Blog: Subject Focus

Every day during transition week there is a Subjects Focus post in the Transition Blog!  Today, the focus is on PE, English and Art.