To kick start their topic ‘Designing for Life’, Year 5 were lucky enough to take part in a Lego workshop in which they designed and built a lego city.
Beginning with modest houses (and ending with grand hotels!), the children worked in groups to make the various elements of the city that they needed. They created circuits with bulbs to light their buildings as well as motors; the city even had its own working railway!
The children learned a huge amount, worked brilliantly in their groups and had lots of fun at the same time.
This week Year 4 have been learning about the respiratory system. In this experiment, we were measuring our lung capacity by blowing air into a water bottle that had been submerged under water.
Once we had emptied our lungs, we measured the amount of water that had been displaced by the air we blew into the bottle using jugs and subtracted that amount from the capacity of the bottle. This gave us our lung capacity!