Poisonous potions, aromatic brews, vapours or a sticky goo… Welcome to the amazing world of
By reading George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Worst Witch, we’ll learn all about mysterious potions, and keep safety in mind at all times. 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 famous medical pioneers like Florence Nightingale and Edward Jenner and learn what life was like without their important discoveries! We’ll write spells with magical, strange or gruesome effects – what ingredients will we use? It will be great fun!
At the end of our topic, we’ll invite you to visit our class of potion masters. We’ll even make delicious potion treats for you to taste, including soothing herbal potions with real medicinal effects!
Help your child prepare for their project:
‘Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.’ Why not hunt around the house to track down a wide variety of items and sort them into solids, liquids and gases? You could also sketch interesting bottles or containers that you have at home. Alternatively, you could try baking something new together, thinking about how the ingredients change when you mix and cook them.