We finally finished our science topic on maintaining a healthy lifestyle by looking at the harmful effects of smoking tobacco. Wearing protective clothing which included a lab coat, latex gloves, a face mask and safety goggles, pupils investigated the damage caused to filter paper (representing the lungs) by smoking just one cigarette.
In maths, we’re learning about how to calculate the area of compound shapes by breaking them into rectangles. My maths group worked as carpet-fitters for the morning, measuring how much carpet would be needed to re-fit the Y6 classroom, the medical room, and the Y6 & Y2 corridors. The quotes they submitted when pricing the job seemed somewhat excessive and Mrs Jordan could, I’m sure, find more competitive rates offered in the commercial sector.