Topaz Summary of Learning Autumn Term 2017/docs/Topaz_summary_of_learning_2017_autumn__1_.pdf
In Science this half-term we have been exploring how sound and light travel. Linked to this, we have explored how periscopes work and have designed our own. We have needed a lot of patience while making them and some of us are now ready to add the mirrors. We then will test them out by looking around corners and over fences!
Since our last post, we have been finding out lots about our local area, including visiting Burnham Museum and finding out about the history of the Rive Crouch and Burnham. Sapphire class challenged us to find out how many bath tubs of water would fill the river. After a lot of measuring our bathtubs; finding out where the River Crouch starts, and with a lot of estimating and reasoning, we calculated that we would need 108 million baths of water! Thank you Sapphire class for such an interesting challenge.
28th September 2017
Today Topaz visited Stow Maries Airfield for 'Crucial Crew' where we learnt lots of important life skills. We had sessions with Maldon and Burnham Life Saving, Essex Fire Services, Essex Highways, Alcohelp, Plume Academy and Essex Park Rangers.