In the second term of the academic year 2016-17, Year 5 studied the I.P.C. topic ‘Black Gold’.
This topic is concerned with one of Earth’s resources that we have become most reliant upon, namely oil.
Year 5 studied where oil has been found, how its use affects the carbon cycle as well as alternative, renewable forms of energy.
In addition, to understand the distillation process that crude oil undergoes, they also undertook an investigation into the distillation of ethanol from wine.
The children were kindly assisted in this with the generous help of Tom Bergisch.