George Kranky put lots of ingredients into his marvellous medicine mixture. We conducted a fair test to find out which of these ingredients dissolved.
Do you think curry powder is soluble or insoluble?
In Art, we looked at works by the pop art collage artists, Richard Hamilton and Laurie Simmons . We used their ideas to make a setting for our own version of a scene for 'George’s Marvellous Medicine'. We learnt how stop-go animations were made and studied films created by A & C Animation Studios, who are based right across the road! We then produced our films. What do you think?
We were lucky enough to take part in four Discovery Planet workshops ‘Plastic Unwrapped’. We started with an examination of the problems caused by plastic waste by doing a beach clean in Margate, at Nayland Rock; we then looked at what plastics are and how they are made; explored what currently happens to plastic waste, and considered how chemical research can help us to make their use more sustainable.
It is 410AD and despite the increase in attacks on Britain from the Picts, Scots and Saxons, the last of the Romans had left Britain to go and defend their home territory as they were under increasing threat from external invaders. This meant Britain was left to its own devices for the first time in about 400 years and, the British were quite unprepared for fighting!
King Vortigern, the British King, was left in charge after the Roman armies left, but he faced great difficulty organising troops to hold back the Picts and Scots who were very powerful and superb fighters. He was worried that they would take over Britain. In a bid to retain control and keep the Picts at bay, it is believed that Vortigern asked two brothers called Hengest and Horsa from Jutland (in modern day Denmark) to come and fight for him and keep the Picts and Scots out... and so the Anglo-Saxons arrive!