Our theme for term six: Scream Machine
Rollup, roll up! You're going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair.
Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design your own theme park and work out how much it costs to run-who will make the greatest profit?
Testing-testing! Time for some mini investigations. Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Let's go behind the scenes to see forces at work.
Good news! The engineers at 'Scream Towers' love your work and want you to build a death-defying new drop ride for a theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff!
Okay, ready to ride? Don't forget to scream if you want to go faster!
Designing and testing our log flume rides:
We wanted to find out the best material to make the boats on a log flume ride from; we considered the strength, speed and how waterproof our materials were. We had a lot of fun testing them and got some surprising results!
Our theme for Term 5 was: 'A Child's War'
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover! It's 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.
Make do and mend-and cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sank ships.
And, as peace is declared, let's get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says 'It's an unconditional surrender!'
To launch our new theme 'Darwin's Delights' we enjoyed a visit from Zoolab. We learnt all about Charles Darwin's voyage on The Beagle and we got to look at and handle some of the animals he found on his journey around the world. We noticed how each animal was adapted to live in its environment and how some of these animals had changed in order to survive.