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Water and sweets

One of our Year 5 pupils has been very busy at home this week, completing a range of Science investigation! Well done and thank you for sharing your findings with us!

“When M&Ms are placed in water, the outer shell made from sugar dissolves. The sugar moves from a place of high concentration (the M&M) to a place of low concentration (the water).”


“Like a volcano!”

One of our Year 1 pupils completed the mentos and coke experiment. He made a tube to hold the mentos in and, with the help of his uncle, he made a slice in the tube for a butter knife to go through to stop the mento's going in the coke too soon.

“We took the bottle outside and took the lid off. He put his tube of mento's on top and stepped back and pulled the butter knife out. The mento's fell into the bottle of coke and reacted together causing the bottle to fizz up and out 'like a volcano'”.



Creating rainbows

One of our Reception pupils had lots of fun at home working with sweets! As well as carrying out her own investigation, she also extended her vocabulary by learning the names of the different colours.

“It's like a rainbow in the sky!” I completely agree and what a lovely pattern the colours make!




A visit to Manchester Museum of Science & Industry

“On Saturday, we went to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry where we enjoyed some of the hands-on activities.

On the top photo he is trying to shake hands with his reflection – it looks as though his hand is coming out of the curved dome back at him, but of course it isn’t!

On the second picture, he is wearing ‘beer goggles’ which make it very difficult to walk in a straight line… he had to follow the trail on the floor and apart from a couple of small wobbles, he did really well!!”

This looks like a fun and educational place to visit!


Investigating with water

Wow! One of our reception pupils has been learning about the water cycle! Very impressive!

“We learned about transformation of water when we change the temperature. He understood how the water cycle happens. We filled water and put it in the fridge to cool, made the water turn to ice by freezing it and then heating heated it to transfer into steam. When the steam cooled, he saw water droplets on a lid.”


Thatto Heath Community Primary School

Hobart Street
Thatto Heath
St. Helens
Headteacher: Mrs. Catherine Ireland
Main Contact: Mrs. Lisa Coates
SENDCO: Mrs. Louise McCallion
T: 01744 678710

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