BIRCH - Y3/Y4
We made catapults out of craft sticks and tested them with marshmallows, fruit pastilles and mints. Usually the mints went the furthest but the marshmallows went far too. The fruit pastilles were a bit short distanced. But it was very AMAZING! and I think it was fun. We even got to take them home afterwards! We tested them each three times to make it fair, then we measured. It was the best lesson ever!
Motte & Bailey Castle Building
I really enjoyed building the castle with my team of castle constructors. At the moment I'm looking at it now, it's falling apart but we have double sided sticky tape to help, so we'll have a better chance with our motte and bailey castle. Our catapults are looking good. The bailey needs some more work. Our draw bridge needs to be put on and our wall need to be ready for when the French attached!!
Braeside Residential Trip
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We have started our new topic, 'Blue Abyss' and have enjoyed a visit from Bernard who is a volunteer at the Whale and Dolphin Centre in Chippenham. He told us lots of facts about whales, dolphins, other sea life and the importance of looking after our oceans. We really enjoyed our learning and are going to try and encourage others to look after our oceans and animals.