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Autumn 1 - Digestive System Experiment

Autumn 1 - 2023 - The Digestive System

Summer 1 - Sound - Exploring how sound is made

Spring Term 2 - States of Matter 

To launch our new topic we carried out the dancing raisins investigation. We observed what happened to raisins when placed in a glass lemonade and then discussed what we saw. We soon found out that the carbon dioxide bubbles in the lemonade attached to the rough surface of the raisins and acted like buoyancy aids. The gas bubbles lifted the raisins to the top of the glass where the carbon dioxide was released into the air. The raisins then sank to the bottom and the process started again until all the carbon dioxide in the lemonade was gone. We were able to discuss our findings using scientific vocabulary and added our thoughts to the working wall. This then helped us to distinguish between solids, liquids and gases. 

Spring Term 2 - Exploring the melting points of different chocolate experiment

Spring Term 1-Electricity

Drawing circuits

Our working wall reminds us of our key vocabulary and what each component does

Creating a mind map for electrical appliances.

Experimenting with one and two bulbs in the circuit. We noticed that the more bulbs added the dimmer they become.

Knowledge Organisers

Autumn Term 2021 - The Digestive System and Teeth


We began by completing a concept map to evidence what we knew before the start of the topic. We will do this again at the end.   





Functions - we worked together to research and present the jobs of the different parts of the digestive system.

Recreating the digestive system

Summer Term 2021 - Soundproofing Investigation

Summer Term 2021 - Using instruments to explore pitch

Summer Term 2021 - Sound

Autumn Term 2020 - Exploring Food Chains

Autumn Term 2020 - Plaque and decay experiment

Autumn Term 2020 - Making a model of the digestive system