To celebrate National Science Week we had a day of science today. The class were very excited when I told them that for the first science lesson we would be making icecream...without a freezer. They measured out their ingredients accurately and the proof of this was in the tasting - there were no complaints when they tried it!
After lunch we talked about how water changes into different states and the children created a cloud in a glass.
We were lucky enough to have a visitor from Ipswich Gospel Choir, this afternoon. She told us about the history of Gospel music and also taught us some songs.
Can anyone answer these questions about Gospel music?
In science we have been looking at different states (solid, liquid and gas) and how to change them. This week the children were set the challenge of finding out the temperature that chocolate melts at, so Ziggy the chameleon could melt some chocolate to cover a cake. He wasn't as lucky as us and didn't have candles to melt it over so the class had to find somewhere in the classroom it would melt.Listen to the news flash below to discover where we found out Ziggy could put his chocolate.
I apologise for the presenters being upside down but my video has been misbehaving and these boys are desperate to have their news on the blog!
We have made a start to our unit of work on weather. The children are beginning to learn different ways in which the weather is measured. We learnt that cloud cover is measured in oktas and we had a go at using okta grids to work out the average cloud cover. We also used thermometers to measure the temperature in differentiation locations and discussed why there were variations between the temperature in the sun and in shade.
We have also begun learning about the water cycle and the children have started writing some excellent explanation texts to explain the process.
Mrs Hayter, Mrs Bateman and the hard working children of Simmonds