Another fantastic week of learning and new experiences in year 5. We finished reading The Tempest and have written our own scripts! We will practice playing these out over the weeks leading to Christmas. In science we completed an investigation involving dissolving sugar in water. This is in preparation for planning our independent investigations next week. Can your child tell you what a solute, solvent and solution are? Class 18 have completed some independent study in geography – what are the positive and negatives of living near a volcano? Class 18 worked efficiently and with amazing team working skills during their research and produced some wonderful pieces of work.
Year 1 have been exploring the five senses. This week, we focussed our attention on the sense of smell. Yesterday, we all visited a smell station filled with ‘smell pots’. Some had pleasant smells, some not so pleasant! The contents were hidden, so we had to work hard to predict what we could smell and where we had smelled it before. Afterwards, we visited a herb garden which had been set up in our classroom. We learnt that herbs are plants and that they have a strong smell. We rubbed the leaves between our fingers and used our sense of smell to decide if we recognised it. We thought about which herb had the strongest smell and which was our favourite. Mint received the most votes and was the clear favourite! What super scientists we have in Year 1!