Trip to Cuerden Park and Lostock River
We had an amazing trip to Cuerden Park as part of our topic about rivers. During the day, we had lots of fun taking measurments of the river, panning for stones - we didn't find any gold unfortunately - and learning all about how rivers are formed. Some of us waded in too far, and ended up with wet socks and boots (including Mrs Holliday and Mrs Howkins) who had very wet feet!!!
This has been a brilliant way to start our topic and we can now put into practise all we have learnt.
Eating Easter cake and making lava lamps!
We have had such fun this week making lots of different things. We have blasted rockets into space; made slime; created lava lamps and even made liquid appear magically into another glass!!
At the end, we were so exhausted, we decided to eat some chocolate Easter cakes!!! What a week!!!
We have investigated how our teeth, tongue and saliva work when we eat food. Then we researched the names of our teeth and created models to show our learning.
The effects of liquids on our teeth!
Over the last ten days our classroom has been rather smelly. We have been experimenting with the effect of different liquids on egg shells. We used eggs, as their shell is the closest thing we could use to the enamel on our teeth.
The children, as investigators, made their own predictions about the effects cola, vinegar, water, milk and orange juice would have on the shells of boiled eggs.
We talked about a ‘Fair Test’. The eggs were fresh and the same size. We used the same size containers and poured the same amount of liquid in to each.
During our English topic, we have analysed the book by Philip Pullman: ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We have explored Lila’s journey to become the best firework maker she can be. After we analysed the plot for the story, we used this to create our own adventure story where our characters journey on a great quest. We hope you enjoy them!
Our wonderful trip to The Gillimoss Recycling Centre in Merseyside.
We had a wonderful day learning all about how to save our planet from pollution and how we can all help at home by following the three important words: Recycle; Reduce and Reuse!