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Shay Lane Primary School

The Greenhouse Effect...

This half term, we will be learning about climate, weather, natural disasters and how we effect the climate.  In Science, we conducted an investigation into how the Greenhouse Effect traps sunlight within the Earth's atmosphere and contributes to global warming.  To do this, we left two thermometers outside in the Sun all day.  One thermometer was placed within a glass vase to simulate the effect that carbon emissions have on our atmosphere and how these gases trap the heat from the Sun.

We found that the temperature inside the glass increased at a higher rate during the day and inside the glass was much hotter than outside, proving that the sunlight has been trapped.  A similar thing is happening to the Earth right now.  We have been discussing, as a class, how we can combat climate change to ensure that we do a better job of looking after the planet in the future!

In our Maths lessons we have been looking at place value and how to multiply and divide mentally.  We have been using a 'Decimal Cliff' to illustrate how numbers can increase or decrease in value when multiplied or divided by 10, 100 and 1000.  Below are some photos of our decimal cliff and how we use it.

In our Art lessons, we completed some Paul Klee style piece of artwork.  We used cut out shapes to put together our own versions of 'Castle and Sun'.


Homework and spellings will be given out every Friday, to be returned/learned the following Friday.  Children are also asked to login (if they have internet connections at home) to Bug Club and attempt some of the reading comprehension tasks.