The Seals News

Testing Reflective Materials

Now it is dark when we leave school we are all wearing our reflective jackets, but none of the toys had one so we tested different materials to find out which ones would be best and made them some jackets to wear so that they would be safe too.

We had to choose materials and test them by shining torches to see if they were reflective. We had to make sure our tests were fair too and that we answered the challenge.

It got a bit messy but we had fun too!

Seeing in the dark

We have been experimenting to see whether we can see in the dark. We had to try reading our names in different places. We found out that we could see our names in the classroom and under the table with the cloth over it, but not in the dark cave.

We found out that you can't see anything at all in the dark. This is because light from a light source bounces off objects and then into your eye so you can see it.

We also wanted to know whether carrots can help you see in the dark. We looked it up and found out that carrots contain Vitamin A which can help you to see better in dim light if you don't have enough Vitamin A already. Nothing can help you see in the dark other than a light source though.

We found this song too - we liked it! View it by clicking here.

Bonfire Night

Our theme this week is Bonfire Night and we have been doing lots of activities.

We made firework sound effects in music - we made screeches, pops and lots of bangs!

We have done some great firework art with Miss Angier in art - we used different things to create different effects.

The firefighters came in to talk to us about how to stay safe at the bonfire and around fireworks.

We practised how to hold sparklers safely.

We have been finding out about the story of Guy Fawkes and we did our own retellings of the story. You can see the powerpoint we used to help us by clicking here. We had an interesting discussion about who was most wrong - King James for telling people what to believe and how to worship or Guy Fawkes and the other plotters for trying to kill the king. What do you think?


Did you know that the festival of Halloween is to do with light and dark? We have been doing some great activities!

Making spooky sound effects in music

You can hear our compositions by clicking here.

Dressing up

Carving pumpkins

Making potions (we made a potion to make Miss Clements rich - we have suggested that she buys us Halloween sweeties for trick or treating!)

Light and Dark

This term we are learning about light and dark. We will be learning about how light works, reflections and different festivals of light.

We have been doing some philosophy, thinking about what we know about different religions and why light is important.

Our new role play area is a dark cave - we are enjoying trying out different torches in it.



We are learning about teeth and why it is important to look after them. To test which liquids are good for teeth we have put eggshell into different liquids. We measured 150ml of each liquid as P3 told us it is important to keep everything the same apart from the one thing that is changing (in this case the liquid) when we are experimenting. P3 also told P1 and P2 that we should have one eggshell not in anything so that we can compare the others to it. We are using eggshells as they are similar to teeth and will react in a similar way.

We have all made predictions about what might happen to the eggshells we have put in milk, coke, diet coke, apple juice, water and nothing. It will be interesting to see what happens!



We use our senses to find out about the world.

We used our sense of taste to try and guess the flavour of crisps (Miss Clements tried to trick us with some unusual flavours!)

When we knew which each flavour was we voted for our favourite and least favourite flavours. We used yellow cubes to put on our favourite flavour and black for the least flavour. It was interesting that we didn't all like the same flavours.

We used our sense of smell to try and guess what was in each cup. We got some right!

To test our sense of hearing we played a sound effect game - we were pretty good at identifying sounds!

Soup and sandwiches

We made carrot soup and made sandwiches to go with it. We had to use our measuring skills to make sure we followed the recipe correctly. P3s did well at reading the scale on the measuring jugs. Nursery children joined in too and we all worked together well. The children thought the soup tasted awesome!

Playing in the hospital

We have turned the shed into a hospital.

We realised that we needed a drip so we made one.

We didn't think Miss Clements was a very good patient!

Spreading germs!

We learned about how easy it is to spread germs by using vaseline and glitter. It got everywhere!

We now know how important it is to wash hands and to use a tissue!

Page 13 of 17 << < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 > >>
Site Map | Printable View | © 2008 - 2018 Shapinsay Community School | Powered by mojoPortal | HTML 5 | CSS | Design by jQueryUI