In Science today Year 4 worked hard to separate solids and liquids. We correctly decided we needed a sieve to get the marbles back out of the water, however the same sieve did not separate the rice from the water properly. Using a sieve with smaller holes solved that problem though, we then moved on … Continue reading
This week in Class 5 we have been learning about Life Cycles. In particular how flowering plants reproduce. We have answered the question ‘What is a fruit?’ and the role of pollination and fertilisation in the reproduction process.
Yesterday, Yr.6 went to Dungeness Power station where they learnt how electricity was made using nuclear fission. They had a tour of the site; did a workshop including building circuits with electrical components and used the information in the visitors centre to complete a quiz. We all learnt a lot.
On Thursday, Yr.5 & 6 went to Chessington. It was a great day, the journeys were smooth and had little traffic congestion. The park was quiet which meant everybody was able to do all of the rides and some of them twice! Lots of children overcame fears and challenged themselves to do things they wouldn’t usually … Continue reading
Today, in Science, Year 4 were melting solids and turning them into liquids. We used the heat from lit candles to melt ice, milk chocolate, butter and white chocolate.
We had a wonderful day at Kew, the sun was shining, the flowers were out and everyone was happy! We started at the Palm house, it was so hot and humid in here because the plants that grow there are tropical. We saw banana plants with actual bananas growing! A mango tree, a giant bamboo, … Continue reading
This week we have looked at where our food comes from. We have also been discovering what part of the plant we eat, whether it be a root, a leaf, a stem or a flower. To carry on with this theme we have made our own bespoke bags using the vegetables and fruit that we … Continue reading
To culminate their work on the book ‘Fuzzy Mud’ by Louis Sachar Yr.6 made Fuzzy Mud slime. As slime is very popular at the moment, we have some ‘slime experts’ in our class. Each table had their own ‘slime expert’ who led the creation of the Fuzzy Mud. Some were more successful than others but everyone … Continue reading
Yesterday in Science, Year 4 carried out tests to find out which surface had the most friction. To do this they had three different surfaces on boards which they used to create ramps for their car. The children then tested how high one end of the ramp needed to be to make the car move … Continue reading
This afternoon we ended this term’s Science lesson with an investigation about what makes ice melt. We looked at some real icebergs on the internet and discovered that there is more that sits under the water than is seen on the surface. We also discussed what would make an ice berg melt, apart from heat. … Continue reading