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The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy

A place to learn, have fun, grow and develop in the light and love of Christ


Welcome to York Class!

Take a look at what we get up to in Year Three!

Our Trip To West Midlands Safari Park

Eggcellent Easter Bonnets

Our Classroom Prayer Area for Holy Week

British Science Week

Monday 14th March 2016 - Friday 18th March 2016


We're having another fun-filled week of learning. This week is British Science Week and Mrs Harrison has been working hard to organise lots of Science based activities for us. The week started with an assembly, during which Mrs Harrison introduced the week. The assembly was really interactive and got all the children up on their feet to act out the science of washing up. We discovered that water alone could not clean the grease from Mrs Grimes's and Mrs Brough's dirty plates; we needed to use a detergent. Some Year Six pupils were selected to become detergent molecules, which have a hydrophilic 'head' (which attaches itself to water molecules) and a hydrophobic 'tail' (which will attach itself to the grease). Take a look at some pictures below. 

On Tuesday 15th March, we all enjoyed a Science Activity Day. Each classroom was transformed into a laboratory. The Year Three classroom became the 'Chemistry Laboratory'. In the lab, we were focussing on the three main states of matter: solids, liquids and gasses. We started off by thinking of different examples of these and acted out how the particles in each state behave. Following this, we investigated three questions to explore the material properties of solids, liquids and gasses. The questions posed were: Can you pour a biscuit? Is this water moving? Can you make and trap a gas? We had lots of fun tackling these questions in a practical, hands-on way. Check out our science snaps!