Year 4 have been having lots of fun measuring with Newton Meters. They measured different things in the classroom and are understanding weight is a measurement of force.
We have a new timetable which is actually much better as we now have a double Science so we can do a full length exam. We’ve been working hard and doing lots of past papers to practise and see what we still need to go over. It has been hard work but it has shown how much the children have learnt. Keep up the good work!
We are starting to look at rivers and water usage. It’s an interesting topic which will take us around the world.
Year 12 IB chemistry students investigating pH indicators using hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide and water. Photos courtesy of Arnau, Gonzalo and Luca.
ECU2 have exploring growing the last few weeks last week we started to grow cress seeds in the classroom. They grow very quickly and the children can watch the progress to see how a seed grows to a plant. They also have been learning what we need to do to make the seeds grow and how to look after them to keep them alive. Allison McGillivray
Year 1 have been looking at all sorts of fruit and vegetables this term.
We decided it would be fun to draw as many fruit and vegetables that we know which are red, yellow, blue and orange.
The children then grouped these together and we made some bright and colourful posters for our classroom.
Year 1 are learning about plants this term in Science.
We have been growing some lettuce seeds.
The children have been observing their growth and talking about the changes they see!
We are very excited to see what happens over the next 3 weeks.
Year 12 biology students are investigating this week the effects of light intensity on the rate of photosynthesis using spinach leaves as a model. Photo courtesy of Gonzalo Escudero
Year 4 have been working hard to create their very own water filter using a bottle, sand, kitchen roll, gravel and filter paper to separate solids from their liquid!
Although their water looked clean, they were not able to drink it as it still had tiny microbes in the water.
This week we started our new topic in Science, Rocks and Soils. We have investigated the characteristics of different rocks and identified particular purposes they would suit. For example, we agreed slate is useful for roof tiles as it splits into thin pieces easily and is permeable (does not let water pass). Chalk definitely would not be suitable because it wears away easily. Later in the week we sorted rocks into various groups. Look at our photos and see if you can work out how we grouped them!