Hello all! I am a secondary science teacher with 10 year's experience who next year will be teaching year 6 science. This is because out school goes from 6 months to 16 and three years ago, the relevant teachers got together and decided that it would be good for the year 6s to take advantage of a lab, science equipment and a specialist. I am really excited about it - I am teaching only two units - Electricity and light - and I was wondering if anyone had any tips for how a year 6 class would be different to a year 7 class. Would you say that there is a lot less content or is it about the same? What about the students' abilities to form theories, draw conclusions and make links - is there a big difference between year 6 and 7? How about the culture and tacit information that goes with teaching year 6s? I have seen their books and they write a lot. I also have 2 parents' evenings a year. how is the assessment and feedback different? Is there any skill or concept that should be stressed in year 6 to help them with secondary school, either in science or in general? Is there anything else that I haven't thought of? Many thanks for your help, and happy summer!