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A Live BBC Science Lesson

Posted: 1st February 2024

students in the dark watching a science documenary

On Wednesday, Year 6 took part in a BBC Live Science lesson which focused on the adaptations and  classifications of sharks. This thirty-minute live lesson, hosted by Steve Backshall, had learning activities for the children to engage with too. One of the tasks required them to correctly identify a shark using a dichotomous key. There was an opportunity to send in questions to be answered live, unfortunately, none of our questions were selected but please see a selection of them below:


  • I’ve heard that if you punch a shark in the nose, they recoil from you. What senses do they have that cause this to happen? – Eliza
  • Which shark is the rarest? – Keerit
  • What gives sharks their colour? – Adam
  • Why are sharks not allowed to stop swimming – Ajay
  • Is half of the shark’s brain always sleeping? – Isaac
  • Why can’t sharks be herbivores? – Micah


This lesson on classification and species provided the children with a warm-up for the work that they will do in their science lessons in the Summer Term.


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The morning starts at 9am with refreshments in the School Hall. Mrs Campbell (Headteacher) will host a talk at 9.15am including information on our extended Wraparound Care provision, 30 house free childcare code option as well as Nursery sessional timings. Following the talk, our Year 6 pupils will conduct personal tours of the school. We look forward to seeing you there!