Beech Grove

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We are a Year 6 class and our teacher is Mrs Halina Bayfield       

Autumn 2 Class News

Our week started with an unforgettable Monday! Despite the weather, a very happy and informative day was enjoyed at Escot Wildwood Anglo Saxon village.

Arriving at 10am, we first defeated the Beech Wood maze although it took some of us quite a while to find our way out!!

During the day, we met a fantastic variety of animals such as wolves, wildcats and wild boars, learning lots of incredible facts and how the Anglo Saxons lived alongside these beautiful creatures.

Did you know plants were used for medicine, such as yarrow, comfrey, sorrel and nettles? We were even brave enough to taste all of them! 

After a quick play on the rope swing, it was back to the village to learn Anglo Saxon skills of pole lathing, metal bending in the forge and baking bread on the open fire. Of course, that meant grinding the corn in the Cweorn first! 

It was such an exciting day, trying new skills and tastes and it really helped us to understand how an Anglo Saxon might have lived.

 

  

Autumn 1 Class News

As scientists, we have had great fun investigating forces. We tested gyrocopters to see whether the difference in design or surface area would affect the time taken to fall. We were looking for the forces that would help it fly and noticed that the larger the surface area, the longer it flew. Wiktoria’s design stayed in the air the longest.

We then tested it three times to get an accurate speed of descent and worked out the average speed which was 1.55 sec!

We also investigated how the shape of an object affects how it floats in water. We tested a variety of designs using play dough to explore the effects of up thrust and buoyancy on the objects. 

We discovered that flat shapes did not float at all and that hollow shapes floated for the longest which surprised us. We were able to use our scientific knowledge and vocabulary to try and explain our results. After working as a team and adjusting our designs, we managed to float the play dough successfully. We tested our designs and checked if our results were accurate. One of the boats managed to float for the whole lesson! 

 

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic character descriptions using 'show not tell':

Remote Learning 

If your child is self-isolating because they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or they have tested positive for COVID-19, they can still access their learning from home, if they are well enough to do so. All remote learning will be emailed directly to you (it will no longer be uploaded on to the school website). 
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