Year 5 visited the National Glass Centre as part of our Science topic ‘Properties and changes of materials.’
First, the children took part in a changing states workshop in wit which they made predictions about experiments, carried them out then wrote their conclusions. I was very impressed at the scientific vocabulary they used and how keen they were to make sure it was a fair test.
Next, we watched a glass blowing demonstration. The children were really engaged with this session and it was lovely to hear them wondering what the final piece would be.
Finally, the children took part in a glass fusing workshop in which they drafted their designs then brought them to life with small glass tiles and frit. We put them in the kiln and will pick them up when they are ready. We can’t wait to see the final results!
Well done for another fabulous day, Year 5. You are superstars!