We carried out some experiments using seeds that British astronaut Tim Peake has sent back from the International Space Station.
We will be finding out if the seeds grow differently as a result of the lower gravity and increased radiation of space. The seeds are a variety of lettuce called "Rocket"!
We received two packets of seeds, one red packets and one blue packet. One of these contains the seeds that have been in space and the other packet contains seeds that haven't. We don't know yet which is which - this is to keep the experiment fair.
We have made our predictions and now we will have to wait and see!
On the last day of Spring term we had a fantastic time at the museum. We all enjoyed learning about life in Dorset in roman times: real roman artefacts, mosaics, the roman town house (including toilets and underfloor heating), fighting Celtic warriors, jewellery, graffiti and more!
Year 5 enjoyed an afternoon working with Martin Maudsley, a story teller who uses the environment to inspire creativity. We spent time looking for signs of spring and exploring our local environment. Poems and song lyrics were written to describe what we could see all around us. We then created wildlife sculptures using clay and natural objects which inspired more writing to describe the creatures created.