LKS2: Everest

Term 5 Potions



Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapour or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of potions! 

By reading an extract from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and write a safety label for Alice’s bottle. We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigation skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. We’ll also design fabulous bottles for magical potions.

Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it! We’ll write spells with magical, strange or gruesome effects – what ingredients will we use? It will be great fun to make chocolate hearts and bath bombs! We’ll also create canvas art on a large scale! 

Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo.  

Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class. Feeling sleepy? That orange juice did taste a little strange...   

We are starting our topic off with an immersive memorable experience where we will be stepping (or tumbling!) down the Rabbit hole and into the mysterious realm of Wonderland.

We will be exploring the classic text “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll during our Hooked on Books sessions, looking at the interesting vocabulary and linking it to our new topic. We will also be exploring "George's Marvellous Medicine" as our class demonstration read.

We will be using the Writing Rainbow to enhance our writing using Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’, and will once again be zooming in and out on a variety of exciting lenses to finesse our sentence skills. This will be based initially on Roald Dahl’s delumptious “The BFG”. We will then move onto exploring fairy tale postcards from prison which links brilliantly to the 'magic' side of our topic. 

To aid fluency and comprehension in reading we are continuing to use Hooked on Books, which has helped the children to really immerse themselves in the text and come up with really thoughtful and in-depth answers as to particular language choices made by the author. We are working to earn ourselves a full set of 4 points each time by using direct quotes and book talk ‘bonus words’ 

For PE this term we are doing athletics and hockey to make sure we are keeping fit and healthy! Our PE days will continue on Wednesday and Thursday. Children will therefore need to attend school in their PE kits of these days. Just as a reminder, our PE uniform is plain navy/black joggers or shorts; a plain white tshirt or polo shirt and a plain, red sweatshirt. 

Homework will be uploaded onto Satchel One every week. Remember you can bring your homework into school each Friday to show off your hard work and share your home achievements. We love seeing how hard you are working at home! 


Topic Focus 



Narrative, Newspaper Reports 


Reflecting on our Project 


Love hearts; making bath bombs; investigating gases; frozen delights 


Fractions, Decimals, Money 






Perfume bottles; love potions; Wax work 


Drink me! Sorting and Grouping; Time for Wacky Races; Measuring Temperature; Restart a heart; In a state; Particle Theory; Is custard a liquid? Are all liquids runny?  Change of State; Quiz time. 


Online supplies; our learning 



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