Welcome to our Autumn Term vehicle. We have lots of exciting activities and learning planned to help us understand why and how we need to make an electric vehicle.
To launch our vehicle, Malcolm Carroll from the organisation Greenpeace came to visit us to tell us about the impact motorised vehicles have had on our environment.
We conducted an experiment to see the effects of global warming. We set up two thermometers in the sunshine. One was left in the open air and the other was placed under a glass jar. Both thermometers started showing the same temperature. After half an hour the thermometer under the glass jar was showing a far higher temperature.
In geography we looked how the water cycle works. Mrs Hampton set up an demonstration to show the cycle of evaporation, condensation, precipitation and run off.
In science this week, we explored how changes to an environment can cause danger to living things. We researched the effects of deforestation, climate change, urbanisation and intensive farming on living things.
We have been discovering how environmentally friendly the Vikings were when they built their longhouses. We have made our own viking longhouses too. Can you see the fire in the middle of the house, and the space at the end for the animals?
Miss Matthews, the specialist art teacher from Blessed William Howard, has helped us with our design for an electric car charging point competition.
This week we have been exploring the effects of global warming on weather. We have found out that hurricanes occur in warm areas mainly near the equator. Scientist believe that they are more frequent because of global warming. We also learned what a tornado is. Mrs Hampton demonstrated a tornado using drinks bottles
Mrs Hampton's tornado
This week we have been using a dichotomous key to identify vertebrates.
This week Father Bob came to vist us to tell us all about his roles and responsibilies in the parish. What a busy man he is!
This week we have been exploring programming and debugging. We used the Bee Bots to draw shapes and we ammended our instructions to make them more successful.