We designed and made Viking Shields then added our names in Viking Runes onto the finished shields (again apologies for them being the wrong way around!)
Today for Class 4’s enterprise it was Class 5’s chance to come and take part in an experiment. The experiment was to see if they could make the worms wriggle and they succeeded.
First they put the worms into bicarbonate of soda and water for 30 minutes.
Next they got a glass half full of vinegar and placed the worms inside.
The mixture started to fizz and sure enough the worms began wriggling.
This was so much fun and we found out that mixing bicarbonate of soda with acidic vinegar creates bubbles of carbon dioxide gas. As the soda solution has soaked into the gummy worm, tiny bubbles form on its surface when you drop it into vinegar. The bubbles grow big enough to lift the worm.
We investigated air resistance by designing parachutes. We then tested our different parachutes on the school playground and kept it a fair test by using the same person to drop the parachute each time. We concluded that the size and shape affects the speed of the parachute and the more or less air resistance that it has. IMG_1085
Year 5 and 6 had an amazing time performing at this year’s Young Voices concert at the MEN arena in Manchester. They sung their hearts out with over 8,000 other children. Thank you to Millie’s mum and nan for helping, as well as all the teachers.
On Friday Year 5, were treated to a special visit from two lovely ladies from the space agency. They came to talk to us about Mars and let us do experiments to see which soil was most like soil from Mars. We learnt new scientific skills like filtering, measuring
and using litmus paper to see which sand contained acid.
Reported by Evie and Elitsa
We tested if it let water through quickly,if it had salt and if it was acidic.After that we competed our results
Yesterday, Year 5 had a visit from John, a fireman from Cheshire Fire and Safety, to talk to us about keeping safe and demonstrate just how quickly a fire can start. We learnt how important it is to keep the floors clear, keeping a fire action plan and why it’s so vital to have a fire safety plan. Then we went onto the playground to see what smoke does when we went into a smoke tent.