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.

Thank you

We just wanted to thank you all for your kind words and genourous gifts at the end of term. We are all looking forward to opening our presents on Christmas Day.

Thank you for all of your hard work, we have really enjoyed teaching you again.

We hope that you have a good Christmas and a peaceful New Year with your families.We look forward to seeing you back at school on Friday 6th January.

The Year 5 team 🎄🎅🏼🤶