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Help! Interview lesson- I'm really struggling!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sarah_sian, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. I have got to teach a 30 minute interview lesson on Tuesday next week in a year 6 class. It has got to be a writing activity that links to science. I don't know where to start in Year 6, let alone how to include science!
    Any help would be greatly appreciated x
  2. Chromatography?

  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    Do you know what topic they are doing at the moment?
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Unlikely they'll be doing anything particular in Year 6 this end of the term.
  5. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    I've been teaching in Year 6 today and they are doing a transition to KS3 project - so quite focused!
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Errrr but you are applying for a post there, so much have SOME idea surely?

    You could start off with a story that poses a problem needing science to solve it. If you involve something about letters back and forwards then the children can write a letter as an answer.
  7. Might be obvious, but explanation writing on water cycle, something they covered in year 5, so a good recap.
    Do the bicarbonate soda and vinegar experiment, children to write a descritipive writing using wow words do describe what is happening.
    Do something with health, perhaps write about the dangers of smoking, clogging the heart and arteries, link persuasive writing also good for role play.

    Just some ideas!! Hope it helps

  8. When we have done the watercycle we have got the kids to think of themselves as being a drop of rain in the watercycle and to describe their journey as they fall to the ground.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
  9. You could link it to adaptation or habitats and get the children to write an advert for a new home for an animal. Perhaps give different groups pictures of different animals and get them to think about what their ideal home would look like bearing in mind it would need to provide:
    A safe environment to bring up their young
    A source of food
    A place of shelter
    Protection from predators
    The conditions necessary for tht animal to live (in terms of temperature, water, land etc)
    They could be quite creative in thinking about what their ideal home would look like - do birds nests have to be made of twigs? - Would they necessarily choose this if someone was designing nd building the home for them?

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