St Mary's Catholic Primary School

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Roald Dahl Day Investigations

As part of Roald Dahl Day each Year group chose a different story written by Roald Dahl and then they carried out a working scientifically investigation based on it.

Year 1

Year 1 had lots of fun celebrating Roald Dahl day. They listened to an extract from the BFG and imagined themselves being giants ! They went on to investigate how big their feet were and worked together to compare our their footprints. They enjoyed learning outdoors and used their footprints to measure how tall the children were . The class generated lots of adjectives that could use instead of big and recorded the words on their footprints.

Year 2

Year 2 celebrated Roald Dahl day by taking inspiration from their class reading book - ‘George’s marvellous medicine’! They created “fizzy colours” by creating a chemical reaction between vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. They had a lots of fun!

Year 3

The children in year 3 used the Roald Dahl of the BFG as a stimulus to their investigation.

Year 4

Year 4's investigation was based on the story of the BFG. They had to find out how tall they were using their own foot print templates. They then liked this to their height.

Year 5

For Roald Dahl day, Year 5 created their own dream jars linking to science. They looked at the density of each liquid and added an effervescent tablet to create the magic!

Year 6

To celebrate the occasion, Year 6 created their very own lava lamps inspired by The BFG. They conducted a scientific experiment where they discovered the effects of different liquid densities. They then used this knowledge, some food colouring and effervescent tablets and were amazed at what happened! Check out their lava lamps! Who says learning isn't fun?