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Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE Primary School

“Believe to Achieve”

WILLOW - Y6

The Iceberg Experiment

Year 6 were studying the Frozen Kingdom as a topic. The class were trying to make icebergs out of ice with no flat edges. Three children decided to do an experiment using: de-ionised water, a small water bottle, salt, a thermometer, a massive bowl and lots of ice. They started by putting the small water bottle of de-ionised water into the bowl and covered it half way up in ice. After that, they filled the bowl with freezing water and put 1.5kg of salt and the thermometer in too. When the water inside the bowl was at -8°C, the job to do was taking  out the bottle and placing some ice on the table. By undoing the lid of the bottle and pouring it gently onto the ice, the ice slowly built up and made a stalagmite of ice that came out of nowhere. By Alex & Amelia.

 

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Trip to The Big Pit

We descended into the depths of a coal mine and discovered how generations of coal miners brought the precious coal up to the surface that was needed to power the industrial revolution.

Sports Week

For some fantastic write ups of sports week by Year 6 pupils, please click the pdf files at the bottom of this page.

Eden Project 2018

Willow Class thoroughly enjoyed their residential trip to the Eden Project at the end of Term 5. More photographs can be found on our Gallery page.

Trip to Athelstan House, Malmesbury

As part of our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and our study of British Values; Willow Class visited Athelstan House in Malmesbury.  Athelstan House is a Care Home dedicated to person-centered methods and offering quality care for the elderly.

During the visit the children learnt about the role of care homes; the reasons why people find themselves living in homes; and how we can interact with the people who live there.

Whilst there the children participated in various activities with the residents to celebrate Easter.

Click Here for link to interviews of the day