Volcanoes and friction in Y5
The week kicked off with pupils investigating how frictional forces vary between different surfaces, using a range of objects at their disposal, as well as the school's grounds. In English, we set off on our adventures to Antarctica with Ernest Shackleton and his crew on board the Endurance, and made some lovely diary entries that articulate the sense of anticipation, excitement and trepidation experienced by the crew. The evacuation of the town of Grindavik in Iceland leant a human dimension to the impact that volcanoes have on populations, supplementing our work in geography.
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