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Delving into the human body

Delving into the human body

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Year 7 pupils have been delving into the human body. How? By learning about the various systems that all interlink to make the body. This has included practical lessons, measuring their heart rate in response to exercise. Measuring their lung capacities with the use of bottles of water. Not for the squeamish! Dissecting a pig’s leg to see how muscles connect to the skeleton. All of this has then been combined and summarised with the […]

Online learning has made me more independent

Online learning has made me more independent

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Olivia, one of Fyling Hall’s year 12 students taking Biology as one of her A-levels, shares how “online learning has made me more independent.” This latest lockdown has been very different to the first one, as I was only sampling subjects for my A-Levels and there was not much pressure. However, this lockdown I have been required to do all of my work remotely, but thankfully daily online lessons have allowed me to keep up […]

Understanding what’s on our plate in Biology

Biology students take a look at what’s on our plate

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Biology students have been taking a look at what’s on our plate. Unusually, Fyling Hall’s Years 8, 10 and 12 are all currently studying enzyme connectives, also known as the digestive process. Our plate is often a topic of conversation. What’s for dinner and is it nearly ready yet? These are arguably the two most commonly-asked questions by children of their parents. (I can attest to being asked these most days.) Unfortunately, toddlers like mine […]

Year 9 explores cell revision using sweets

Cell revision

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Fyling Hall’s Year 9 pupils were treated to a special cell revision lesson. Using jelly sweets, biology pupils had to recall what they had previously learned about animal and plant cells. They also had to create the correct features for both. Unsurprisingly, some of the cells lacked a few of the essential parts as the materials had seemingly disappeared. Cell revision indeed!

Sycamore seeds

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In recent weeks Fyling Hall’s Year 8 pupils made models of sycamore seeds. Why? All in an effort to understand how plants reproduce. Pupils used the models made of sycamore seeds to see how long they would fly. Oh, the days that make us happy make us wise. Just take a look for yourself!

Dividing and Conquering

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Biology is all about dividing and conquering. And more, it is a subject about us all. Humans are a complex mixture of cells – as we grow, these cells divide, thereby multiplying to make us bigger.  In Year 12, we explore how cells divide, in greater depth than in the GCSE course. With a wide age range of students at Fyling Hall School, from the juniors to seniors, there’s a wealth of rapidly-dividing cells all […]