Experimenting with chocolate!

This week we have been exploring equal sum and equal difference to help us work out calculations mentally. We had to recognise that the equal sign means ‘the same as’ to enable us to do this. Through investigation we found lots of different equations for the same calculation. At the end of the week we put all our learning together to find the most efficient/appropriate strategy to solve a particular calculation.

Fitness has been the focus for our Monday PE sessions this term. Mr Roberts has made sure our heart rate has increased through a variety of different activities.

Today we investigated the rate chocolate melts when heated at different temperatures. We already knew that the hotter the temperature the quicker the chocolate would melt, however we developed our observational skills as well as confidently using a timer to keep a scientific record of the results. Explorations of fair testing was also discussed.