What are we learning?
Our Topic is 'Meet the Flintstones', and we have been learning lots about the Neolithic period of the Stone Age. We have been doing lots of creative learning to try to help us imagine what it would have been like in the Neolithic period and how different it is to today. We have tried cave painting, designed and made our own tools using natural materials and created relief sculptures.
On Science Day, we were looking at the Digestive System. We made our own digestive systems so that we could see the journey that a piece of work goes on! We put the weetabix (food) with orange juice (stomach acid) and water (saliva) into a large plastic bag (stomach). Then we crushed it all up. Next, we cut the end of the bag off and poured the squashy mixture into the leg of a pair of tights (small intestine) and squeezed it all through. Lots of juicy stuff came out like the nutrients coming out of the wall of the small intestines. After that, we put the waste into a cup with a hole in the bottom (the large intestine) and pushed it through with another cup. The waste came out of the hole in the cup, just like when we go to the toilet!