To celebrate the end of their topic, Year 6 took part in a ‘Disaster Day’ applying their learning from the past 7 weeks.
Over the course of the morning, the children exploded their volcanoes that they had made in art lessons. They then evaluated whether using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar or coke and mentos produced a better eruption.
Year 6 also learnt about First Aid and how to give basic medical assistance in the event of a disaster. Following this, the children acted out disaster scenarios and administered basic first aid on each other using the knowledge they had just acquired.
Finally, the classes were split into groups to design a disaster proof building using newspaper, straws and tape. They discussed the benefits and limits of various structures, heights and widths. In some classes, earthquakes were then simulated to double check whether the buildings would survive.
Some pictures of the day are below.