We have been learning about the digestive system in our context work.
We did an experiment and we used 2 slices of bread, coke and some yogurt. We ripped the 2 slices of bread into small pieces. Then we put the small pieces into a plastic tube that acted as the oesophagus. Next we added the coke and put the yogurt in the tube. At the bottom of the tube there was a bag that acted as the stomach and Mr Edwards squished the food around because when you run around your stomach mixes all the food around. Four hours later you need to poo. Megan unclipped the bag and she squished the food down another tube. We had fun learning about the digestive system!
Last week we learned about the digestive system. We learned about what happens to our food once it goes inside us. We did an experiment and we used 2 slices of bread, also we used coke, and some yogurt. Then Kirsty used her fingers and took wee pieces of bread and put it in the tube which acted as the oesophagus. Next Mr Edwards put the yogurt in the tube. Then he added half of the coke. At the bottom of the tube there was a plastic bag that acted as the stomach. When you run around your food gets all squished then four hours later you need to poo. Megan pulled some string to release the food then it went down another tube. Then she unclipped the pegs and all the food went out of the tights into a basin which was the toilet. We all thought it was disgusting!
Last week we were learning about the lungs and how they work. We did an experiment to find out how they work.
We used paper bags as the lungs and drew red felt pen in the shape of lungs on to the bag. Next we put straws in to the paper bag to act as the wind pipe. Then we blew into the straws to inflate them with air. Later, we tested them to see if they worked. We found that some of them worked and some didn’t because they had a puncture.
We had los of fun learning about and making the lungs.
By Andrew & Isla
On Monday 27th March 2017 P4WE took part in a sponsored Sponge The Teacher to raise money for Water Aid.
We got buckets of warm water and dunked the sponges in the buckets and threw them at our teachers and they got very wet!
We had lots of fun!
Together with P4M we raised a lot of money for Water Aid and the money will go to the country they work in.
We’re well into our new context for learning which is Water and Weather. We will be looking at the science behind water is and how water is recycled around the world in the weather. We’ll also look at how people adapt to the weather.
We launched the topic outside in the rain (how appropriate!) and we were challenged by Mr Edwards to work together to transport water between two points. There was a large amount of laughter as we learnt that liquid water needs containing carefully to be moved.
Recently, we learned that water can exist in 3 different forms – water ice, liquid water and water vapour. These different forms are all important in the Water Cycle – the subject of another post coming soon!
Here you can find a selection of activities and learning tasks that P4WE have been engaged in through the year. We’ll update regularly with new items so check back soon.
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