Year 6 have been hard at work continuing to develop their knowledge of light in science.

Today they were challenged to explore how rainbows are formed.

Since it was such a glorious afternoon they took their investigations outside to use the sunlight! They learned that refraction was key and used water bottles to simulate rain. This made rainbows in the air. Then they looked at using triangular prisms to refract the white light from the sun into seven parts of the light spectrum – just like Isaac Newton!

They were also challenged to find the light spectrum in bubbles; create colour wheels;  remember the seven colours of the spectrum with mnemonics and to research Isaac Newtons life and work. It was a very busy afternoon in the sunshine!

If you see any of the children from Purple or Turquoise Class don’t forget to ask them how rainbows are made – or what happened to Richard of York…

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