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Barrow Hedges Primary School

Potions - Autumn 2

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To kick start our Potions topic, we take part in a very exciting science day! We have the oppurtunity to do lots of fun and engaging experiments throughout the day, whilst discussing and creating various 'Big Questions' which we investigate throughout the topic. 

We learn about Solids, Liquids and Gasses, and explore how all materials around us can be classified into these three states of matter. We explore the three states of matter further by planning and carrying out lots of fascinating investigations, including 'Wacky Races' where we learn about viscosity and 'Chocolate Hearts' where we learn about melting and freezing. We also learn about evaporation and condensation when get to make our very own model of a working water cycle and investiagte puddles on the playground!

In our English lessons, we read Alice in Wonderland and lear how to write a descriptive label for Alice's 'Drink Me' potion. We also write magical fantasy narratives and a potions poem, where we learn about collective nouns. In addition to this, we have the oppurtunity to show off all the wonderful things we have learnt in our topic lessons when we learn how to write a non-chronolgical report about solids, liquids and gasses.