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Alchemy Island

Our fantastic double page spreads. We based our latest piece on Shakespeare's soliloquies, but from the Alchemist's perspective.

We began our topic of Alchemy Island by exploring portals in books and films - especially ones that take us to fantasy settings! We have since written our own fantasy narrative and are now, after hot-seating the Alchemist herself, looking at soliloquies such as Prospero’s from Shakespeare’s The Tempest in order to write and perform our own soliloquy! In our topic lessons we have been looking at all the different materials to be found around Alchemy Island and discussing their states, whether they are magnetic, conduct electricity, or are soluble or insoluble. We have looked at chemical reactions of acids and alkali as well as the irreversible changes of heat. A busy start and lots still to do!