Reading Fun!

This week year 6 came to share a story with year 2. Year 6 read with the year 2 children and they then worked together to answer questions about the story. Great team work! Thank you year 6!

What’s the Matter? – Newcastle University Outreach Visit

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!

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Year 6 – Healthy Lifestyle

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Today in Year 6, South Tyneside Healthy Lifestyle Team came in to talk about the importance children about having a balanced diet. Children gained an understanding of the major food groups and the positive effect they have on our bodies. The workshop finished with children making  healthy smoothies with spinach!

Year 6 – Heart Workshop

Today in Year 6, children were given the unique opportunity to investigate a lamb’s heart first hand! Children identified structures and learnt about the circulatory system.

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