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In science, the children were set the task of separating flour, pasta and porridge oats. After a short discussion in their groups, the children used a sieve and colander to separate the materials. They presented their work on the iPads, and then assessed each other's work and gave them feedback.

The following week in science, we looked at the opposite. We investigated which solids would dissolve in water, and used a group of children to role play salt dissolving into water.

Building on from our dissolving lesson a fortnight ago, we investigated the solubility of salt, sugar and bicarbonate of soda. 

To end our science topic, the children were given a mixture of salt, sand, paper clips and gravel to separate. They could only use filter paper, magnets, sieves and water to separate the materials into cups.

The children created their own Mola art of an animal using only coloured paper. All of the work turned out really well.

Our D.T. project this term has been biscuits - we have taste tested, conducted surveys before designing our own. On Thursday, the children made their biscuits before leaving them to cool to decorate them on Friday. The biscuits tasted very good.

The recipe we followed (slightly adapted from the recipe provided by Plan Bee)

Ingredients:

150g butter

75g caster sugar

225g plain flour

pinch of salt

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170° or gas mark 4.
  2. Cut the butter into small squares and put in the mixing bowl.
  3. Sieve the flour into the bowl and add the sugar and salt.
  4. Mix well with your hands.
  5. Tear of a small amount and gently roll and press into the desired shape.
  6. Place on a greased baking tray and cook for 15-25 minutes until golden.
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  8. Decorate.

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ella kane(a couple of months ago)

tommy really liked you Mr Abrahams. Thank you for getting all of the decorations for the biscuits and ingredients my mum, dad and Hannah loved them I can't wait to bake something els in the future.

Cristian(a couple of months ago)

Those were fun times!!!!!!!!!!!

Arabella(a couple of months ago)

Thank you for being a really good teacher thanks for a!wahs supporting us Mr A i will enjog this for the rest of my life

Richard(a couple of months ago)

I loved the Mola art, it was amazing. I'm planning to make a 'home made' Mola art, but I still don't know what animal I will be doing...

ella kane(a couple of months ago)

I loved sieving it the best thing ever and everyone got on and worked brilliantly you are the best Mr Abrahams it will be so sad when your not teaching us so lets make the most of the rest of year 5.

Arabella Croxall(a couple of months ago)

I liked sieving thanks mr a

Arabella Croxall(a couple of months ago)

I think that was really fun mr Abrahams thankyou for teaching us

lambros(a couple of months ago)

I really enjoyed separating the materials as well as doing the pic collage for the separating materials

Tyler(a couple of months ago)

i love when we was splinting the material

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