Owls' latest science topic has been electricity. First we learnt that there are two methods of powering appliance, through mains supply and batteries. We looked at the uses of electricity but also the dangers, particularly when using the mains supply.
The children really enjoyed making various circuits and experimenting to see the effects of adding more batteries or bulbs to the circuit. We also investigated which materials conducted electricity and which were insulators. Many of us were surprised that the tin foil conducted electricity.
Owls started this week by designing our own cocktails (strictly fruit juice only!). We thought about how much of each juice type to put in and worked out the costings. We then, carefully, measured out each of the juices and added them to the mix. For our English, we then created a TV advertisement to sell our cocktail. There were some super adverts and the cocktails were very tasty too!!!
This week Owls have been looking at how different religions practise their faith. Firstly we compared Christianity to Islam. We were surprised to find that although there are many differences, there were a number of similarities too. Both religion have their own special places and books. They also require their followers to be charitable, look out for their families and support each other.
Later in the week, we also looked at hinduism and how Hindu's believe in reincarnation. With this in mind, they too lead a very family orientated life and try to live a good life so they can achieve 'moksha' where they are at one with God. The children looked at some of the pictures from my travels in India and Nepal to see how Hindu's make offerings for their God at the river. We also looked at Rangoli patterns and how Hindu's put these outside their homes at Diwali to encourage the God, Lakshmi, to enter. The children then designed their own Rangoli patterns.
Owls had a fantastic time exploring our new forest school site and getting muddy!!! We collected mini beasts, built dens and even did some face painting. Thank you to Mrs Turner for being a willing model!!!
This term our Science work has focussed on rocks. As part of this we looked at how fossils were made over billions of years. We then made our own recreations of fossils which thankfully didn't take quite so long! More pictures will be posted when they have set!