Today Kestrels have been discussing what spam email is and how you should deal with it. We started off discussing what we thought spam was. The children came up with lots of ideas such as it being something that you receive that you don’t want or someone repeatedly sending you the same message.
We then looked at a scenario where a young boy had received an email telling him he had won a prize. We discussed what the boy had done, why he made those decisions and what he should have done to deal with the email. After discussing these questions we came to the conclusion that you should not open emails that are off someone that you do not know and include suspicious content. The message should be deleted straight away and you should inform your parents or carers.
Today in science year 5 were watching a demonstration called ‘Soda Snake Firework’.
A glass bowl was filled with sand and topped with some baking soda and icing sugar mixed together. Then a bit of Propan-2-ol was drizzled on top of the mixture. After setting it alight the mixture started to caramelise and eventually what looked like a black snake emerged from the bowl.
It did take a few attempts for us to get it right, but we got there in the end!
This afternoon in science Year 5 have been investigating what happens to milk when detergent is added to it.
We started off with a bowl of milk with a few drops of different food colouring scattered around. Then we dipped a cocktail stick into some detergent before sticking it in the centre of our milk. The colours all merged today and swirled around the bowl. It was pretty amazing to watch!
In English, Sophie was spotted as the pupil who constantly portrayed active listening throughout the lesson. For that, she has received a certificate to award her listening skills. Lots of other children were showing food listening skills but Sophie was the pupil who stood out for that lesson. Well done!