2017 / 2018
This term year 5 welcomed Reverend Parkin into school to help them learn how to bake bread. We used this as an opportunity to practise our instructional writing as well as learning about the irreversible changes that were taking place. As you can see, it was a very hands on activity!
In order to really capture the spirit of the Saxons, Year 5 embraced a deeper understanding of the story of Beowulf by acting out the story.
Intent on finding out how materials reacted when mixed or heated, Year 5 took part in a carousel of activities all designed to expand their knowledge of reversible and irreversible changes. They melted chocolate, mixed yeast with water, experimented with magnets and observed condensation.
Despite the cold weather, Year 5 wrapped up warm and headed out into the school grounds to find some trees to sketch. Armed with a clip board and an art pencil, the children experimented in line formation in order to recreate the different types of branches and tree trunks that they could find.
We were lucky to have a visit from a representative of Anglian Water, who bought along some really yucky stuff. We looked at sewage blockages caused by people putting things down the sink and toilet that really shouldn't go down. These include baby wipes, cotton buds and cooking oils and fats. Luckily Anglian Water have some really big machines that separates these items from the water. However, they struggle with cotton buds as they are too small for the machines and either pass through or get stuck. Did you know, that all our water is cleaned and purified mostly by machines that filter out all the undesirable things we flush and pour away?
So think before you flush, or pour that fat away !
Luke Year 5
(Anglian Water bought dirty drainage water NOT raw sewage)