We watched a clip from Harry Potter and the goblet of fire. We saw a green fire.
We wondered if it was possible….
Then Miss Edwards demonstrated a chemical reaction of methanol with Boric acid being lit.
It was amazing to see the flames in a beautiful green colour.
We thought about why it happened and what we learnt.
“I used to think that you needed to use food colouring and now I think it was an acid that made green fire because of the chemical reaction between methanol and Boric acid when it is lit with a flame.”
Below is a link to some useful information on how your child can prepare for their KS2 mathematics SATs whether they are in Year 5 or 6.
There are topic boosters and past papers with video tutorials to help target specific weaknesses. For Year 5, there is a mini-maths (less than 5 minute) video for every day of the year to help establish a daily routine and encourage thinking-outside-the-box puzzles. The resources can be used on PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones via the website. Students who have used the resources in the last couple of years have said how it has helped them understand and be more successful in their maths.
Year 5 Kestrels have been discussing how to respect and understand others’ opinions. We started off with a problem to solve. This was ‘There is not enough space in the playground for football and other activities to be happening at the same time’. What can we do?
First of all the children discussed whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement and spent time listening to each other’s opinions.
We then came up with a list of ideas to fix this issue.
Finally, we spoke about how during our discussing we listened to others’ opinions, and we discussed how we should do this with respect and understanding.
These were a few of our ideas:
Don’t argue with opinions
Let people have their say
Ask for reasons to understand why that is their opinion
The main message the children received from the PSHE lesson was that everybody is entitled to their own opinions and we don’t always have to agree with each other, but we do always have to show respect.