Class 5 have really enjoyed learning about Shakespeare’s Macbeth in their latest Talk4Writing unit and next week will be planning and writing their own Shakespearean tragedy, as a play script. It all begin with a ‘treasure-hunt’ and the grim discovery of a pair of bloodied knives!

Water Rockets!

For the fantastic finale to their ‘Fantastic Forces’ project, Class 5 launched their water rockets from the KS1 playground! It was tremendous fun as the various rockets travelled in a variety of directions and reached different heights (including one landing on the roof of the boiler room!).

We concluded that filling the bottles with more water does not mean the rocket goes higher (because there is more weight and less space for air pressure to build). The optimum amount of water appeared to be one-third full.