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This week in Science, we have been investigating irreversible changes. The children had a fun-filled and hands-on afternoon that included creating blowing up a balloon using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda when they mixed together. They also had the opportunity to fry an egg over a tea-light and discussed how we they could not get the liquid egg back as it was an irreversible change.
One investigation that the children knew about what using mixing Mentos and Coke to create a foam-explosion. The final part of our discovery of irreversible changes was baking biscuits. The children were able to say how they could not get the reactants back, which were the ingredients, and that a product had been made through a chemical change.
Obviously, the children got to taste their final part of the investigation today!
Happy New Year to all parents and carers in Year 5.
We have started by putting our best foot forward in 2019. The children have come into school and have got straight back into the routine. Well done!
The children had a fantastic time at Newcastle Panto watching 'The Greatest Show' on Wednesday. They were very well behaved, and were excellent representatives for our school.
Our parents' information evening has now been rescheduled for this coming Thursday 17th January at 3.30 pm , in Miss Taylor's room. We look forward to seeing you.
Last week, Year 5 had the excellent experience of being coached by top coaches and players from the Durham Wildcats at Parkside Academy in Willington. It was amazing to see how enthusiastic the children were to participate and learn about the sport.
The children went from learning some key skills to playing in small sided games and putting these skills to the test. It was like many of the children had been playing the sport for a while. The children had a great afternoon and we look forward to continuing this into our PE lessons.
5T have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Alexandra from Durham University learning how to write and speak some phrases in Mandarin.
Time is flying in Year 5! We cannot believe it has already been three weeks since the half-term. This week we had our first Mini-Police group of the year visit the Durham Police Training Center. They had the opportunity to see how the police trained for incidents and were able to sit in the back of a riot van. The children could have been trainee officers as their knowledge was fantastic and their behaviour was exemplary.
As part of golden time on Friday afternoon, we went out into our outdoor area and planted trees that had been supplied by the Woodlands Trust. Our parents came in to give a lending hand and to make sure that Mr Askew and the children were kept right. Thank you for your support!
Over the last couple of weeks, the children in Year 5 have enjoyed using their research of the architecture of Ancient Greek temples to design and create their own sculpture of an Ancient Greek temple using clay.