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Thurleigh Primary School

Friday 14th January 2022

This week has flown by in Chestnut Class! 

On Monday, we had a really fun morning with Mr. Cole in Ash Class. We took part in a science challenge called 'The Egg Drop Challenge'. We worked with children in Ash Class to design and make a parachute that would protect our eggs when Mr Cole dropped them from the top of the ladder. We had so much fun and also learnt lots about forces! We also enjoyed working with our friends in Upper Key Stage 2. 

This week, we have been learning lots about the three different States of Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases. We did an investigation, heating and cooling chocolate to see if it is possible for something to change state. We found that heating chocolate can cause it to melt and change into a liquid. We then found that we can change it back into a solid by cooling it and freezing the melted chocolate. Mr Cole taught us a special word for this. It is called a "reversible reaction". Later in the week, we did an independent task showing our understanding of States of Matter. 

This week, we also did an independent music task. We listened to a piece of music with all the different sounds that could be heard in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. We identified the different sounds we could hear and then used different instruments and our voices to try and create these sounds. We then worked in small groups to compose a piece of music which sounds like a machine in Willy Wonka'a factory. Our compositions sounded really good and we enjoyed working together, with different people. 

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In English this week, we have also learnt how to correctly punctuate direct speech. We watched the video clip from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory of Charlie's Birthday and we had a go at writing this extract using direct speech alongside all our other narrative writing techniques. We are now starting to get the hang of punctuating this correctly! 

We are all loving our topic this term! 

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