Our Topic this term is Everything Changes
Does everything change? What is the impact of change? Once something has changed, can it be undone? This term, we will consider some of the changes around us and investigate what causes them. We will begin the term as historians, exploring how Dover has changed over time. We will use old photos of our town and take a trip to Dover Seafront to compare the changes that have taken place, asking questions about the causes and consequences of the changes. We will consider the impact these changes have had on our lives. As scientists, we will continue to investigate change by learning about solids, liquids and gases. We will explore, discuss, test and develop ideas about changing states of matter by carrying out investigations involving freezing and heating. We will work scientifically by asking questions about what we want to find out the answer to, and decide how is best to investigate a question. We will plan, carryout and record simple and fair tests, observing changes over time. We will then present our findings and draw conclusions about changes that are taking place. We will put our learning about changing states of matter into action, by making a savoury snack.
This term our learning lift-off involved making savoury muffins. We tasted a simple cheese muffin then considered how we could change the basic recipe to improve the flavour and texture of the muffin. We explored the changes of state that occurred in the ingredients throughout the cooking process.
The science learning was fun and the muffins were delicious!