BIRCH - Y4
Trip to Westonbirt Arboretum
Tree Top Walk On the tree top walk there was this really wobbly bridge that Mr Gingell and Mrs Campbell kept jumping on. There was a crow's nest where you could see lots of animals (birds) through binoculars.
Den Building In den building we got lots of sticks and grass. We built loads of dens, some leaning against trees, some free standing. There were only two free standing dens.
By Thomas H, Fynn and Harlan.
Area & Perimeter
In our maths lesson we got to go outside in groups of three and do some measuring. We were using metre sticks to measure the area and perimeter in shapes. There were eight different shapes and at the end there was a challenge shape.We enjoyed it. Some were long and thin and some were wide and short. It was really fun.
By Gracie and Harlan
Braeside Residential Trip
A full gallery of pictures of Braeside can be found on the gallery page of this website.
13th March 2018
Another action packed day was had by all. Our day entailed GPS orienteering, rock climbing, zipwire, the leap of faith and ended with a bonfire.
We encountered tears and triumph, but all children will leave with a real sense of achievement, we have been blown away by all the children's determination in every challenging activity they have faced.
12th March 2018
We had an amazing, wet and muddy first day! After a quick stop over in Avebury, checking out the stones and the museums, we then headed to Braeside. After lunch we headed out to the locks for some canoeing and pond dipping. We have some very skilled canoers in our class which was very impressive.
Maths & Measuring
"Birch Class were investigating volume. We measured different sized containers in litres and millilitres. It got a bit messy, but it was a lot of fun" - Thomas E.
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