A few weeks ago Year 5, along with the rest of the school, were lucky enough to enjoy a whole day of science based learning.
We spent the morning working (safely!) with a variety of fireworks and explosives looking at the science behind them; talking about what we could see, hear, smell and feel when the reaction happened and the discussed the differences between chemical and physical reactions.
After lunch we had the chance to build and test our own rockets. Using paper templates we were able to construct and decorate a rocket which we spent the remainder of the afternoon testing and revising our designs and competing in rocket races.