BIRCH - Y4
TOPS Activity Festival
Working with Year 6
One afternoon just before the end of term we went into the Y6 classroom and planned a burglar alarm. We drew a picture of what we were going to make. We could choose between making one that goes off if you opened a window or one that goes off if you stood on a pressure plate. We needed to make a list of all the things we needed to make a complete circuit. It was fun making our circuits with the year sixes.
The next day we made our circuits. Some turned out really well and some didn’t. It took about two and a half hours to finish our circuits. Our materials were sponge, tinfoil, card, string, sticky tape and wood.
By Thomas H and Georgina.
Birch class investigating a murder to enhance their mystery writing in English!
More photos of the investigations carried out, can be found on the Gallery page.
Exploring Electricity in Science
We have had a fantastic first day! We explored the stones at Avebury and then arrived at Braeside for lunch in the sunshine. It was then time for some problem solving and low ropes, which was tough on the mind and body! The highlight of the day was by far the nightline. It was a combination of laughter, mud and ouch! The children loved it, as did the teachers.
Day 2 presented us with another sunny sky and a new set of challenges for the day. We began our day fresh as daisies, ready to sing for our supper (lunch) at the Devizes markets. Children were given £8 with the aim to create a healthy nutritious meal for themselves and their team mates.
This is where many children shone with their exemplary 'negotiating' skills to assit them in bagging a bargain. We then feasted on strawberry, raspberry and grape sandwiches to name a few.
On a full belly we then attacked the rock wall, zipline and leap of faith. Many children rose to the occasion.
We ended the evening with a bonfire and marshmallows and some reflections on our time at Braeside.
More pictures of our time at Braeside canbe found in the 2017 gallery on the News & Events page.