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Year 5 & 6 - Beech Class

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Our topic for this half-term will be: Ancient Egypt. Most our writing, reading, geography and art work will be based round this fascinating topic. The class story will be Emma Carroll's: Secrets of a Sun King. We will also be visited by EDF this half-term who will be running workshops linked to engineering and electricity.

 

Our P.E topics this term will be dance and gymnastics.

 

For more information, please read the parents' newsletter, which is attached below.  

 

Check this page for regular up-dates of our work and adventures!


Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Our school council representatives, for this year. 

We started our new topic with an ancient Egypt escape room. However, it had a twist. The twist was, they had to get in, as opposed to out, of a tomb to discover what it contained. 

 

In teams, they had to solve puzzles based on ancient Egypt. All the information they needed was somewhere in the room. 

 

When all of the puzzles were solved, they had all of the information they needed to find the tomb and gain entry. 

 

It it gave us a good start to the topic and hopefully lots of enthusiasm to learn much more over the coming weeks. 

We visited The Museum of Somerset and took part in a workshop linked to The Monmouth Rebellion. It was very informative and great fun.
We visited Bridgwater College for a morning linked to STEM activities. It certainly increased their enthusiasm for the subjects.
We have been working on improving our water colour skills. The children did exceptionally well and produced some wonderful work. 
We visited Taunton School to take part in a mixed sports event. It was great fun and the children particularly enjoyed basketball and the climbing wall. 
As part of our computer programming, we have been creating games using Scratch. 
Our first topic lesson involved creating our solar system to scale. 

We also became the solar system. It is surprisingly difficult to spin and maintain your orbit path. However, it was exceptionally good at showing why the planets furthest from the sun, take so long to orbit it. They have so much further to travel. 

Our science lessons have included looking at the difference between weight and mass and the different speeds at which sound and light travel.  
Space art! Fun and a good way to consolidate some of the key learning. 
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