Environmental Awareness and Care – Gardening
Energy and Forces – Heat Conduction
Materials – Making Butter
Materials – Mummification of an Apple
Engineers Week – Famous Buildings
Buoyancy Challenge – Build a raft/float
Ms Farrell and Mr Dwyer’s 5th Classes engaged in a STEM activity where they were challenged to make the tallest sculpture using only 10 pieces of spaghetti and 5 marshmallows. Like true engineers, the children developed a plan through discussing ideas and sketching models, before creating their sculptures. The children thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and we were very impressed by the variety of unique structures. Take a look at the pictures to see for yourself.
Maths games – Cards and Chess
They are continuing to enjoy chess and are putting all of Mr Harrington’s strategies into practice.