Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ
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Attached are links to your child's homework and a context web, which breaks down what your child will be learning about in each area of the curriculum.
Photos will also be posted on here, with different activities that your child has been participating in during the week.
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In Science, we tested 3 types of soil (Clay, sandy and compost) to see which soil was most or least permeable. The children had to think about making the test fair so that our results were accurate. The things we kept the same was the amount of soil (1 level scoop), the amount of water (300ml) and the time in which it took for the water to pass through each soil type.
We discovered to our surprise that compost actually had the least permeability instead of clay! The amount of water collected after 5 minutes was only 8ml in some cases.
Next week, we will be learning about and making fossils, so watch this space :)
In Science, we are learning about the 'Digestive System'. Using biscuits, water, orange juice, tights and a cup, Emerald Class investigated how food travels from the mouth and leaves the body as waste.
First, we crushed biscuits and added to a bag (stomach).
Next, we poured water (saliva) and orange juice (acid) into the bag to show how the food breaks up within the stomach walls. We squashed the bag to imitate the stomach walls churning the food.
After that, we poured the mixture into a pair of tights (small intestine) and squeezed the water out. The liquid that left the tights shows the nutrients entering the blood stream of the body. Anything left over in the tights was transferred into a cup (large intestine) and pushed out through a hole in the cup (anus) as waste!
What a fun and exciting way to learn about the digestive system! Have a look at our photos to see if you can explain each part of the experiment.