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Autumn 1


The children have been busy in science this week. They looked at which materials would be best for a food preparation area and conducted a fair test to get results. they have used words such as flexibility, weight, transparency, expected absorbency to understand how to make the test fair.

Why are plastics good insulators? | Socratic  Animated Food | this is a what Tin Can GIFs - Find & Share on GIPHY

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The children  worked in groups and really enjoyed the experiments.

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27th November

Soluble or insoluble?

Some substances dissolve when you mix them with water.

When a substance dissolves, it might look like it has disappeared, but in fact it has just mixed with the water to make a transparent (see-through) liquid called a solution.

Substances that dissolve in water are called soluble substances. When you mix sugar with water, the sugar dissolves to make a transparent solution. Salt is soluble in water too.

Substances that do not dissolve in water are called insoluble substances. When you mix sand or flour with water, they do not dissolve.


Quiz time

Which word describes substances that dissolve in water?     Substances that dissolve in water are ‘soluble’.

Which of these materials is insoluble in water?  It's ‘sand’ that is insoluble in water - it just sinks to the bottom.

Sugar ___ in water.         Sugar ‘dissolves’ in water.

True or false: When a soluble substance such as salt dissolves in a liquid, it has disappeared. It’s ‘false'

What could you do to make a substance dissolve faster in water?  You could ‘heat it up’ to make the substance dissolve quicker.

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HOW DOES THE BALLOON EXPERIMENT WORK? The science behind this baking soda and vinegar balloon science experiment is a chemical reaction between an acid and base. The base is the baking soda and the acid is vinegar. When the two ingredients mix, the balloon baking soda experiment gets its lift! That lift is gas, carbon dioxide, or CO2.
See the video below of how the experiment went.
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Spring 1

This term is all about Space!!!

The children are learning about the planets, the galaxy and imagining what could be out there. They are enjoying reading different science fiction books, Aquila, Cosmic and discussing how authors use of vocabulary and illistrations in books appeal to the readers. 

Astronaut Wallpaper 4K, Asteroids, Blue planet, Space Travel, No ...

Take a look at some of the work the children have produced so far...

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 The children are demonstrating how the Earth, Sun and Moon, move around each other.

Planets in Order from the Sun - Universavvy


What do we know about the Earth, Sun and Moon?

2 How do the Earth, Sun and Moon fit within our solar system?


The children have been looking at who Prof Brian Cox is.

He is a scientist (a physicist) and has headed a TV series called Stargazing.

The children were asked what makes a great scientist.


Pleasse watch the visoe clip below for furtherr information.

Stargazing Live Episode 1 (


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Spring 2


           Teach Forces and Friction to Years 5-6 with BBC Video Clips and Online ...


What is gravity?


Forces in Action Double Sided Fact Sheet | Teaching Resources

      Force Examples

Over the next few days, the children will be looking at the following questions.

What is air resistance?

What is gravity?

How do levers effect forces?

What is friction?

What is water resistance?


Summer 1

                                  Life cycle of a flower

                              Flowering plant life cycle Diagram | Quizlet

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What is the life cycle of a plant?

Many plants grow out of seeds and bulbs.

Seeds grow roots and shoots. Roots and shoots then grow leaves above ground.

Many plants make flowers, which turn into fruits. Flowers and fruits make their own seeds. We call this a life cycle.

Find out more about the stages in the life cycle of a plant by clicking on the picture below.

Plant Life Cycle (Term Paper) - Forestrypedia