WILLOW - Y6
More book reviews can be found in the attachments at the bottom of this page.
Dissecting Lambs Hearts
On Tuesday 12th March, after the dreaded daily mile, my class, Willow, was sitting in their normal places having conversations with the person next to them until Mr Foster came in. He asked some people to move their tables around and then gather around the table next to the door. At that moment I saw a blob of fat in a plastic bag and realised that it was the day we would be dissecting hearts, which sounds gross. Then Mrs Quaile came in with a lot of trays (for cutting) and a huge box, which I assumed was full of sheep hearts for us to dissect in groups of two or three.
I was right, once Mr Foster had showed us how and what to do, we had to get into groups; I was with Georgia and Eloise. We watched as Mrs Quaile handed out the sheep hearts. By now we had lost some of the troop, so only the bravest were left.
Thud! The heart landed on the tray. We could now start. After a while we found three ventricles, but we couldn't find the fourth, as we had accidentally cut it while finding the chambers. Unfortunately the room stank of a few things: blood; fish and a dustbin. We we had to evacuate the room leaving both adults to get rid of the smell. By Eve
For more write ups on dissecting hearts please see the files attached at the bottom of this page.
The Iceberg Experiment
Year 6 were studying the Frozen Kingdom as a topic. The class were trying to make icebergs out of ice with no flat edges. Three children decided to do an experiment using: de-ionised water, a small water bottle, salt, a thermometer, a massive bowl and lots of ice. They started by putting the small water bottle of de-ionised water into the bowl and covered it half way up in ice. After that, they filled the bowl with freezing water and put 1.5kg of salt and the thermometer in too. When the water inside the bowl was at -8°C, the job to do was taking out the bottle and placing some ice on the table. By undoing the lid of the bottle and pouring it gently onto the ice, the ice slowly built up and made a stalagmite of ice that came out of nowhere. By Alex & Amelia.
Trip to The Big Pit
We descended into the depths of a coal mine and discovered how generations of coal miners brought the precious coal up to the surface that was needed to power the industrial revolution.
For some fantastic write ups of sports week by Year 6 pupils, please click the pdf files at the bottom of this page.
Eden Project 2018
Willow Class thoroughly enjoyed their residential trip to the Eden Project at the end of Term 5. More photographs can be found on our Gallery page.