Year 5 went to see Beauty and the Beast yesterday; their reward for outstanding behaviour and attendance, last half term. They had a fantastic morning at the cinema munching away of their snacks throughout the film. Some of us even had a little singalong and shed a few tears.
All of us here in Year 5 took part in a tag rugby tournament at Temple park last Wednesday, where we competed against other locals schools. All of the children had great fun and scored some great trys!
We were fortunate to take some year 5 children along to Temple Park today to take part in a netball tournament as run by School Games, Tyne and Wear Sport. They had so much fun competing in competition with some great game play! We were able to submit 2 teams and so the competitiveness shone through when they played each other where St. Mary’s B beat St. Mary’s A 1-0.
Years 5 and 6 were treated to a morning from Newcastle University last Thursday where they explored various states of matter. They had great fun, with lots of hands on activities, in finding out the difference between solids, liquids and gases.
Admittedly (even for us) the “Elephant’s Toothpaste” experiment was a hit! We’ve put our science heads on to tell you a bit about it
The foam that’s made is special because each tiny foam bubble is filled with oxygen. The yeast acted as a catalyst (a helper) to remove the oxygen from the hydrogen peroxide. Since it did this very fast, it created lots and lots of bubbles. The children were drawn towards noticing that the bottle got warm. The experiment created a reaction called an Exothermic Reaction – that means it not only created foam, it created heat!
This experiment is called “Elephant’s Toothpaste” because it looks like toothpaste coming out of a tube, but don’t get the foam in your mouth!