We studied the digestive system in October. In these pictures we explored the different organs and functions of the elements of the digestive system. We used a piece of bread as the food. Our first station was the mouth where the girls used spoons to simulate the teeth chewing the bread and breaking it up. We added water to represent the saliva that creates chemical digestion in the mouth. The chewed food then passed through the “Oesophagus” which squeezed the food down into the stomach. We used coke to represent acids that are present in the stomach and the students stirred the bread mix with the coke to show the chemical and mechanical digestion. We then used tights to pass the mixture through the intestines where tissue was used to absorb minerals and water out of the mixture. The waste was then passed out of the end of the tights and into the toilet. The students enjoyed the hands-on experience of digestion!
In November we took part in the Junior Achiever’s programme. This programme aims to get young people interested in STEM subjects. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The programme was delivered on Zoom over 6 sessions. Our volunteer, Malek, led us through the sessions. Our favourite session was when we had to design a bridge that could hold our class statue and fit a book underneath it. We were only allowed to use paper and Sellotape to make the bridge. We had to design and problem solve for this activity but we also needed to communicate and work as a team to get our bridge created in the time given. It was a great learning experience for everyone!
In December we created and preformed a Nativity Shadow Show. We divided the story of the Nativity into it's main images and explored mime and still images to create a tableau of the Nativity Story. We hope you enjoy the show!