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Y6 Shelters with electric lights

Year six had a creative day today, constructing shelters we have designed. To link with our science and improve the comfort of these bomb shelters, we included electric lighting, complete with handmade switches. We worked really cooperatively with our partners and followed our designs, making adjustments and improvements along the way if necessary. We used paper fasteners and paper clips to make the switches because we needed the materials to be conductors. Moving the paper clip creates the break in the circuit to switch off the lights. The shelters are camouflaged from above so the German planes wouldn’t detect them. Pretty neat, don’t you think?

Volcanic Eruption Experiments

As part of their Active Planet topic, Year 4 have been learning all about volcanoes!  In order to help us visualise a volcanic eruption, Miss Wyatt used simple ingredients from the kitchen to produce “Wow” results.

First, she added a few teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda to a plastic bottle (hidden inside this model volcano.)

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Next, with some expert help from members of Year 4, some vinegar dyed with food colouring was added to the mix. Pour carefully Ali!

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Finally, the “Wow!” moment, an eruption right in front of us! Amazing!

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