Author: Gemma Smith


How does a thermos flask work?

To understand how a thermos flask works we had a go at making our own! We learnt that the aluminium foil is like the reflective lining of the inner chamber of a flask and this prevents radiation, the heat is reflected back towards the liquid. The gap between the two bottles represents the vacuum…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 12 October 2017

Category: Year 5

Investigate which solids conduct heat

Can you see the dot on the head thermometer attached to the metal spoon? This time our experiment worked! We found out that the metal spoon conducts heat the most effectively. We recommended to the refreshment stall holder to use wooden or plastic spoons. However we decided that wooden spoons are…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 28 September 2017

Category: Year 5

Investigate which solids conduct heat.

We had to plan an experiment which would test which spoons would be best for a refreshment stall holder to use to stir hot soup. We learnt lots from the experiment as it didn't work! We learnt that next time the mugs need to have a lid and the water needs to be much hotter so that we can see which…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 28 September 2017

Category: Year 5

A Jewish place of worship

Year 4 have been learning aout the synagogue, a Jewish place of worship, they drew and labelled a plan of the synagogue and explained how each area is used. Brendan explained why Jews go to the synagogue and wrote his ideas in speech bubbles and thought bubbles. Ask other children in Year 4 what…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 28 September 2017

Category: Year 4

Science - Temperature of Liquids

This week Year 5 have been investigating how the temperature of a liquid changes according to the environment that it is in. We used a data logger to take the temperature of a hot cup of tea and milk straight from the fridge. We found out that both liquids reached room temperature, interestingly…

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Posted by Gemma Smith on 20 September 2017

Category: Year 5