Explosive science in year 5


The end of the Spring Term went out with a pyroclastic bang. Following on from their amazing assembly on natural disasters, Year 5 went on to design and explode their own volcanoes. In class the children had already learned about volcanoes; the causes of a volcanic eruption and the resulting damage. Pupills combined their knowledge with independent research to find out more about chemical reactions.
They then tested the chemical reactions at home to decide which would be the best to make their volcano explode!
After the children had developed their volcano they brought them into school to demonstrate how their eruption worked.
It was very evident that the children had thought about their eruptions very carefully and spent a lot of time creating their volcanoes as on eruption day we were presented with a range of fantastic designs and explosions!
We really enjoyed seeing the hard work of our students pay off – they were very proud of their volcanoes and it was great to see them presented to the class.
Ross Clifton and Sophie Dillon

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Last week, 10 staff from Morna gave up their weekend to attend the annual National Association of British Schools in Spain conference in Valencia. As well as including important updates about child protection, safeguarding and educationally related laws, there were also a number of training workshops designed to help teachers improve teaching and learning in schools. These workshops not only benefitted the staff that attended, but the information was also shared with staff throughout our school.
We are always looking to improve at Morna, and we make a major investment in the training and development of our staff each year.
The NABSS conference is one small part of this, but the fact that so many staff were keen to attend, shows their commitment to this process.
Our staff are always looking to do what is best for the students of our school, and this is another example of that.
Have a great weekend.

Bernie Cox (Head Teacher)
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