Ice Cube Experiment

In the experiment we used five insulation materials: Foil Newspaper J-cloth Clingfilm Tissue and we got five ice cubes too. Then in the experiment we had to wrap the ice cubes and we had to wait for 15 minutes and then we had to measure the ice cubes and then we had to wrap them and wait 15 minutes again.

AS

In year 5 we have been conducting science experiments to find out what would be the best insulator for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox, while he was on his expedition to Antarctica. The materials used were foil, newspaper, cling film, tissue and J-Cloth. To start we gathered five ice cubes and wrapped each ice cube in a different material. After fifteen minutes we unwrapped them and measured their length in mm.

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            Wrapping ice cubes.

After another fifteen minutes had passed we started the whole process of unwrapping and measuring again. The results of this experiment was that foil was the best insulator. The reason for this is that foil is one of the densest materials, therefore it can hold in the cold air for a longer amount of time. For homework we had to find five different heat sources and five different insulators in our homes. Some of these were lightbulbs, candles and insulating foam in roofs. I think I am a better scientist because I now know how to layout my science explanations properly. You begin with the aim then the prediction, apparatus, method, results and finish with the conclusion.

I have really enjoyed learning about insulators and I hope that my later science experiments will be as enjoyable.

AM.

Year5 are learning about Insulation and how it works. We done an ice cube experiment using five different materials which are Newspaper, Clingfilm, Tissue, J-cloth and foil.

The first step was to quickly measure the ice cube then rap the five ice cubes with the five different materials

NS

In  5M we have been doing  an ice cube Experiment for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox so he won’t be hungry.

We have also been doing it so that we will know which material is the most insulated.

  • Newspaper
  • Foil
  • Tissue
  • Clingfilm
  • J-cloth

Those are the materials that we used. Every 15min we checked how small it began by measuring it with a ruler.

FOIL

Foil was the best insulated material because it had the highest measurement.

Clingfilm

Clingfilm was the second best insulated material.

SG

In year 5, we have been learning about the best insulator out of j-cloth, tissue, foil, Clingfilm, newspaper and these 5 insulators, we have been investigating the best one because Ernest Shackleton was the first man to go to South Pole with his group.  They studied about the wild life and what species there where but the best thing they done was playing with the snow, they mostly checked the temperature because it was very odd to all of them and why is that crazy.  It is always super cold! Anyway if he was going to eat and his food was going cold he should use the best insulator. It would be thermal foil because it keeps food warm for the longest time.

SA

 

For the past few weeks, in 5M we have been studying the results of our insulation experiment.

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In the experiment we used five insulation materials: Foil Newspaper J-cloth Clingfilm Tissue and we got five ice cubes too. Then in the experiment we had to wrap the ice cubes and we had to wait for 15 minutes and then we had to measure the ice cubes and then we had to wrap them and wait 15 minutes again.

AS

In year 5 we have been conducting science experiments to find out what would be the best insulator for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox, while he was on his expedition to Antarctica. The materials used were foil, newspaper, cling film, tissue and J-Cloth. To start we gathered five ice cubes and wrapped each ice cube in a different material. After fifteen minutes we unwrapped them and measured their length in mm.

After another fifteen minutes had passed we started the whole process of unwrapping and measuring again. The results of this experiment was that foil was the best insulator. The reason for this is that foil is one of the densest materials, therefore it can hold in the cold air for a longer amount of time. For homework we had to find five different heat sources and five different insulators in our homes. Some of these were lightbulbs, candles and insulating foam in roofs. I think I am a better scientist because I now know how to layout my science explanations properly. You begin with the aim then the prediction, apparatus, method, results and finish with the conclusion.

I have really enjoyed learning about insulators and I hope that my later science experiments will be as enjoyable.

AM.

Year 5 are learning about Insulation and how it works. We done an ice cube experiment using five different materials which are Newspaper, Clingfilm, Tissue, J-cloth and foil.

The first step was to quickly measure the ice cube then rap the five ice cubes with the five different materials.

NS

In 5M we have been doing  an ice cube Experiment for Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox so he won’t be hungry.

We have also been doing it so that we will know which material is the most insulated.

  • Newspaper
  • Foil
  • Tissue
  • Clingfilm
  • J-cloth

Those are the materials that we used. Every 15min we checked how small it began by measuring it with a ruler.

Foil

Foil was the best insulated material because it had the highest measurement.

Clingfilm

Clingfilm was the second best insulated material.

SG

In year 5, we have been learning about the best insulator out of j-cloth, tissue, foil, clingfilm, newspaper and these 5 insulators, we have been investigating the best one because Ernest Shackleton was the first man to go to South Pole with his group.  They studied about the wild life and what species there where but the best thing they done was playing with the snow, they mostly checked the temperature because it was very odd to all of them and why is that crazy.  It is always super cold! Anyway if he was going to eat and his food was going cold he should use the best insulator. It would be thermal foil because it keeps food warm for the longest time.

SA

 

For the past few weeks, in 5M we have been studying the results of our insulation experiment.

Our experiment’s aim is to discover which material is the best material to insulate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox when he goes on his expedition to the Antarctic. The material competing are tin foil, cling film, tissue, J-cloth and newspaper.

Everybody thought the best insulator would be tin foil, as during the swimming fire drill, we used foil blankets. For our experiment we used a strip of each material and a few extra strips of tissue and newspaper as they are affected by the water. It is a good idea to use a tray underneath the ice cubes, so the table does not become flooded. When we had the ice cubes, we had to work fast, due to the fact that our hands are warm, so they will melt the ice cubes faster, making it an unfair test. Insulating is keeping something the same temperature, so the materials had to hold the cold in.

EWK

For the last few weeks year 5 has been learning about the best the Insulating material. Year 5 done an ice cube an experiment.  We had to wrap the ice cubes in different materials and we had to leave them in for 15 mins and then after 15 min we measured the ice cube. After another 15 mins you measured the best ice cube again. In English we had to explain what we had to do in the experiment. We watched a video about Ernest Shackleton he was the first man to visit the discover the South Pole. We had to label his lunch box and what he would put in his lunch box. We labelled what would be in his lunch box and we drew a picture of what we done in the experiment. Ernest Shackleton had to bring warm stuff in his lunch box like soup, hot chocolate, and tea. Ernest Shackleton had to bring a lunch box that had to be made from an insulating material.

SJ

On Wednesday we did science. We did an experiment using cling film, tin foil, tissue, newspaper and j-cloth. We have been doing this for around 2 weeks so we know what to do. This is what we did. First we the watched a video about Ernest Shackleton (the first man to travel to Antarctica.)  We decided to make a lunch box. After that we estimated witch material would be the best at insulating his lunch box.

SS

In year5 we did an ice cube experiment were we wrapped up 5 ice cubes in j-cloth, Clingfilm, tissue, newspaper and foil. Then waited for fifteen minutes then recorded and repeated. After we recorded the sizes of each ice cube we created a line graph to show which ice cube melted the fastest showing us what the best insulating material. After we finished our line graph we published what we did and the process what we did like the Method, Aims, Prediction, Apparatus, Results and the Conclusion. After we had published our work and being hopeful that we hadn’t messed up at all or then we would have to go and do it all again, we made sure that in the conclusion we showed what we thought about the results.

WS

In year 5 we did an ice cube experiment to find out which material is the best insulator. Insulation means to keep the temperature the same, here is an example if you had a cup full of hot chocolate you want the hot chocolate to be the same temperature, so you would need a cup that has a different material for the cup.

 We started with a plan. On the plan it had questions about the experiment and we also had to write our predictions for the experiment.

VS

In year 5, we have been investigating what the best insulating material is. To do this we carried out an experiment by wrapping ice cubes in 5 different materials which were newspaper, tissue, cling film, foil and j-cloth. The reason for this experiment was so we would know which material is best for insulating Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox. We also looked at an insulation experiment video by someone on called Nathan which was in the active voice.  Then we practiced saying what Nathan said in the passive voice. Finally, we did some explanation writing about our experiment and published it on plain paper.

WS

Our experiment’s aim is to discover which material is the best material to insulate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox when he goes on his expedition to the Antarctic. The material competing are tin foil, cling film, tissue, J-cloth and newspaper.

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Everybody thought the best insulator would be tin foil, as during the swimming fire drill, we used foil blankets. For our experiment we used a strip of each material and a few extra strips of tissue and newspaper as they are affected by the water. It is a good idea to use a tray underneath the ice cubes, so the table does not become flooded. When we had the ice cubes, we had to work fast, due to the fact that our hands are warm, so they will melt the ice cubes faster, making it an unfair test. Insulating is keeping something the same temperature, so the materials had to hold the cold in.

 

EWK

For the last few weeks year 5 has been learning about the best the insulating material. Year 5 done an ice cube an experiment.  We had to wrap the ice cubes in different materials and we had to leave them in for 15 mins and then after 15 min we measured the ice cube. After another 15 mins you measured the best ice cube again. In English we had to explain what we had to do in the experiment. We watched a video about Ernest Shackleton he was the first man to visit the discover the South Pole. We had to label his lunch box and what he would put in his lunch box. We labelled what would be in his lunch box and we drew a picture of what we done in the experiment. Ernest Shackleton had to bring warm stuff in his lunch box like soup, hot chocolate, and tea. Ernest Shackleton had to bring a lunch box that had to be made from an insulating material.

SJ

On Wednesday we did science. We did an experiment using cling film, tin foil, tissue, newspaper and j-cloth. We have been doing this for around 2 weeks so we know what to do. This is what we did. First we the watched a video about Ernest Shackleton (the first man to travel to Antarctica.)  We decided to make a lunch box. After that we estimated witch material would be the best at insulating his lunch box.

SS

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In year 5 we did an ice cube experiment were we wrapped up 5 ice cubes in j-cloth, Clingfilm, tissue, newspaper and foil. Then waited for fifteen minutes then recorded and repeated. After we recorded the sizes of each ice cube we created a line graph to show which ice cube melted the fastest showing us what the best insulating material. After we finished our line graph we published what we did and the process what we did like the Method, Aims, Prediction, Apparatus, Results and the Conclusion. After we had published our work and being hopeful that we hadn’t messed up at all or then we would have to go and do it all again, we made sure that in the conclusion we showed what we thought about the results.

WS

 

In year 5 we did an ice cube experiment to find out which material is the best insulator. Insulation means to keep the temperature the same, here is an example if you had a cup full of hot chocolate you want the hot chocolate to be the same temperature, so you would need a cup that has a different material for the cup.

We started with a plan. On the plan it had questions about the experiment and we also had to write our predictions for the experiment.

VS

In year 5, we have been investigating what the best insulating material is. To do this we carried out an experiment by wrapping ice cubes in 5 different materials which were newspaper, tissue, cling film, foil and j-cloth. The reason for this experiment was so we would know which material is best for insulating Ernest Shackleton’s lunchbox. We also looked at an insulation experiment video by someone on called Nathan which was in the active voice.  Then we practiced saying what Nathan said in the passive voice. Finally, we did some explanation writing about our experiment and published it on plain paper.

WS

 

RE Peace Walk

On Wednesday afternoon the year 5 classes had a peace workshop with Rev Sheridan James. Sheridan told us about lots of ways to feel peaceful or to try and find peace in our daily lives. We had this peace workshop, so that we could get a better understanding of what peace meant for our RE work.

First Sheridan showed us a PowerPoint with lots of pictures of what she thought was peaceful. Then Sheridan told us about her pilgrimage to Iona, which is an island in Scotland where Christianity first began. She chose to do a pilgrimage to Iona, because it’s popular for its singing and Sheridan loves to sing.

A few years ago Sheridan did a 6 day retreat in st Beuno’s in North Wales which is when you stay silent for a whole 6 days! It made her feel peaceful and relaxed. We talked about how everyone around her were doing it for the same reason so they were respectful and stayed silent as well. This meant it was calm and peace

I S

In R.E year 5 have been learning about peace so the Rev Sheridan James came to our school to educate us about peace. First Sheridan told us about where she finds peace then she asked us where we find peace, I said my garden. Next she sad that churches can be noisy but they can also be very peaceful.

 

M NJ

On the 3/2/17 the Reverend Sheridan from St Catherine’s Church came to our school to give us a peace talk. She told us about her silent pilgrimage for 6 days and how she had to be very quiet and not make any noise. If she made a massive commotion in the area, she would trigger other people’s noises and make a problem. We also went on a silent pilgrimage to St Catherine’s Church that is located at the top of Telegraph Hill Park. We all carried one stone each and on the journey, year 5 stopped two times to say a little chant; “Peace within us peace all around us”. We then carried on our journey. When we arrived, we all put down our stones create a lovely Peace Cairn on the steps of the church.

Silent Pilgrimage
Silent Pilgrimage

 

TC

Peace means when you’re doing something relaxing and being silent and taking in every -thing that’s around you. You find peace in places that are calm and silent it’s not just about finding peace you can also make peace by calming yourself down, maybe spending a little time alone. A women called Sheridan  came into our school and gave us a talk about peace. She told us lots of new and interesting facts about peace.  Sheridan also told us when she went pilgrimage she had six day of silence. Sheridan challenged us to walk up to Telegraph Hill in silence, which is about 15 minutes away from our school.

N K

 

My Top Five Favourite Experiences at Wick Court Farm!!!

At Wick Court Farm it was really exciting, because we got too do many exciting things. One of my favourite things was making the new lambs a new stable for them to sleep in with their sheep mums. We did this by getting straw from a bale and stuffing it in for the sheep who would be sleeping in it. Another one of the things I really enjoyed was herding the sheep to their new home. We did it with Group one and we had to form a chain of people so that no lambs could escape. The idea was that the lambs would follow their mothers their mothers and their mothers would follow food. Quite a few times the small lambs managed to escape or go the wrong way but in the end we managed too

 

Returning from Wick Court Farm

When we woke up in the morning we had too quickly pack all of our belongings. We went down to have our breakfast, we were all rushing around down onto the first floor and second floor. We were not allowed to bring are bags down because we would fall all the way down the stairs onto the wooden floor. We made are way sensibly onto the coach, it was a long and slow journey getting to the nearest station the A4. We all passed the time by talking and playing games we brought with us, everyone was looking out of the window, because it was all beautiful and frosty. Finally, we arrived at the service station.  We all went to the toilet then sat down to eat our lunch. We were going back onto our coach, we all sat down and wait for the driver to come back but suddenly we heard a voice saying, “Hello, hello anyone there?”  But before we would could say a word the driver came in and ended the call for us. Suddenly we all saw that we were at school, Miss Castle call out our names to collect our gift bags and go off the coach to our parents.

 

 

Where do you find Peace in your home?

On Wednesday afternoon, the Rev Sheridan James lead a Peace workshop with the Year 5 children.  It was an excellent afternoon, where the children explored different ways of finding peace in their daily lives, as part of their RE unit of work.

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Sheridan explained: “Peace is a really deep word – with lots of meanings and lots of layers. When we think about the word all the meanings relate to each other and strengthen our understanding of what it means.”

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She also shared her experiences of a pilgrimage to Iona and a 6 day silent retreat to St Beuno’s in North Wales, before kindly singing with the children at the end of their own Peace Pilgrimage.

Sheridan explained: “All the major world religions go on pilgrimage. This is a journey of moral or spiritual significance to somewhere very special and holy. It normally involves walking, a sense of needing to persevere and a sense of being somewhere special and significant.”

The children undertook their own short peace pilgrimage – from Edmund Waller School, to the top of the Telegraph Hill Upper Park. They walked in silence – just taking the time to notice their breathing, the birds, the trees, the sky.

Silent Pilgrimage
Silent Pilgrimage
Silent Pilgrimage
Silent Pilgrimage

And they each carried a stone – a Peace Stone. When they arrived the top, they walked silently into St Catherine’s Church grounds and built a Peace Cairn.

Silent Pilgrimage
Silent Pilgrimage

Sheridan explained: “A Cairn is  an intentional, human made pile or stack of rocks. Usually see them up in the mountains – to mark the highest point or a significant waymarker.  It comes from the Scottish Gaelic word càrn.”

Rev Sheridan James explains the practice of the Peace Cairn.
Rev Sheridan James explains the practice of the Peace Cairn.

So, the children built a Peace Cairn, on top of Telegraph Hill, as a waymarker – to show their commitment to PEACE.

Building a Peace Cairn
Building a Peace Cairn
Building a Peace Cairn
Building a Peace Cairn
Building a Peace Cairn
Building a Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn
Peace Cairn

 

We would like to say a huge Thank You to Rev Sheridan James for preparing such an engaging session for the children and sharing her personal experiences of finding Peace.

Look out for the children’s blog posts next week.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Home Learning 03/02/17

This week, in Maths we have been exploring the world of 3D shape and learning how to use our key mathematical vocabulary to describe the different shapes with precision.

For our home learning this week, we are to select 5 different 3D shapes and describe their properties, before finding examples of them in the real world.

Remember, the words we have been using are:

  • Faces
  • Edges
  • Vertices
  • Apex
  • Parallel
  • Perpendicular

If you want to investigate more about nets of 3D shapes, try this site which has lots of examples that you can print out and build.

Wick Court Farm Favourites

Farm favourites
Our favourite things about Wick Court Farm.
– Watching triplet lambs being born -Imogen
– Feeding straw to the pigs – Saffi
– Feeding the lambs with a bottle – Nia
– Chasing the pigs into the weighing machine – Rebecca
– Having a rest on the warm smoking pile of woodchip – Tom
– Giving the cows pickled grass – Joshua
– Watching the milking robot – Toby
– Mucking out the stables – Anthony
– Seeing the first lamb triplet being born – Maya
– Seeing the last lamb triplet being born and the ewe surviving – Ivy
– Saving the pig that was running out of the pen – Berry
– Meeting the lambs for the first time – Nina
– Rounding the pigs into the pens cooperatively as a team – Jude
– Seeing a lamb being born – Adair
– Finding out about how a dairy farm works – Andrew
– Feeding all the different animals, chickens, horses, rams, ewes, lambs, ducks and chickens. – Skander
– Feeding the lambs with a bottle – William
– Seeing the new born calf learning to walk – Lee
– Seeing the new born calves and lambs being born – Preston
– Feeding the 24 hour old calf at Oldbury farm – Samuel
– Watching the horses galloping in the field – Annalia
– Using the boards to move Jacky the female pig in with Caspar the male pig for mating – Maia
– Watching the lambs jumping around the pen – Esme
– Stroking the horses – Jason
– Having my boots washed while watching the pigs – Louie
– Eating the delicious food – Noah
– Seeing the lambs being born because I have never seen anything like it before! – Thomas

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Wa.tching lamb triplets being born
Wa.tching lamb triplets being born
Watching lamb triplets being born.
Watching lamb triplets being born.
Weighing the pigs.
Weighing the pigs.
Weighing the pigs.
Weighing the pigs.
Herding the ewes and lambs from one pen to another.
Herding the ewes and lambs from one pen to another.
Herding the ewes and lambs from one pen to another.
Herding the ewes and lambs from one pen to another.

Wick Court Farm

Cleaning the house
Cleaning the house

Tuesday 17th January

In the morning after breakfast some people cleaned the house while others went out to do farm work.

Group 1

We went to Oldbury Dairy Farm to feed the calves and watch the robot milk the cows. Everything is automatic.

Later we learned about how compost was made and collected compost in wheelbarrows and laid it on the flower beds. It was REALLY hard work!

After lunch we fed the chickens and collected their eggs. We collected 14 eggs.

In the evening we cleared the kitchen, had a shower and relaxed in the parlour.

By Maya and Jason.

Group 2

We went to the barn where the pregnant ewes were and fed them hay. Some ewes had twins and others had triplets! One of the ewes had twins but she preferred one to the other and was only licking one and not the other. The farmer then swapped them in and out of the pen so the mum would like and lick them both. Some children then fed the baby lambs with bottles.

The best thing was that Preston beat Ms Boxall at cards!

By Preston and Nia

Group 3

We cleaned out the stable and gave the horses water, food and wood chippings to sleep on. Wood chippings are better than straw because as horses eat the straw.

We had to open the pig pen and catch the pigs to weigh them. This is necessary to find out how much it weighed before it was sold. They needed to be 80 kg but the heaviest was 67 kg.  Ms Boxall thought it was funny watching the children catching the pigs.

By Jessica and Noah

 

 

Cow 100 with the special hair style!

Cow 100 with the special hair style!

Gardening
Gardening
Muck Spreading
Muck Spreading
Feeding the Light Sussex chickens and collecting eggs.
Feeding the Light Sussex chickens and collecting eggs.

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