Let’s go ride a bike…

Some of the children have been working with teachers from Bikeability this week to prepare for passing their cycling proficiency test. Both Foggy and Monica, the trainers, have been so impressed with how kind and polite the children have been.  Well done everyone! Here are a few photos from Monday when the children were working on the playground…

Forest School

We have started the very big job of clearing the old pond area ready for our new project. On Monday, we removed lots of dead wood and weeds- it took us all day! We were very impressed by how well the children worked as a team, supporting and guiding each other as well as the adults. Brilliant Year 5!

A nice cup of tea…

Year 5 spent last Tuesday afternoon thinking about the scientific processes involved in making a cup of tea. They thought about changes of state, the structures of types of mixture, the properties of particular materials like milk and processes such as dissolving. They wrote about the order of the process, included their observations and explained their findings using scientific terminology. Most of them enjoyed drinking their investigation too!

 

Messy materials

Year 5 have been exploring the properties of the three states of matter; solids, liquids and gases. In forest school, the class investigated a non-Newtonian fluid, so called because the material does not behave in way predicted by the scientist Sir Isaac Newton. The children mixed cornflour and water, and tested it’s reactions to being pushed and hit. They then added natural materials to see if the reactions changed.

Super Seisometers

We have been learning about earthquakes and the different types of seismic waves; surface and body (primary and secondary). We found out how they are measured and then made our own seisometers. We tried to replicate the different types of seismic wave by moving the table in different ways.