Year 6 spent a very enjoyable and informative morning at West Mills in Wareham today. We carried out some geography fieldwork linked to our learning, last term, about rivers. We were able to measure the width, depth and flow rate; compare the size of the sediment found on the riverbed; complete a labelled field sketch of the river and explore what freshwater invertebrates are living in the river and then assess the water quality – what a busy morning – we even managed to get a bit wet! Many thanks to the Leeson House staff for their support.
Year 6 have been designing, making, testing and evaluating bridges in DT.
Year 6 are studying evolution and inheritance in science this term. They researched the life of Charles Darwin and prepared presentations.
Year 6 brought great joy to the residents of York House Rest Home today when they stood outside and sang Christmas songs and carols. The tennis players at Beach Gardens seemed to have enjoyed the singing too!
Year 6 enjoyed a very atmospheric walk around Wareham’s Saxon walls. Our friend Chris Copson met us for a guided tour of the walls and St Martin’s Church.
Year 6 visited the Shire Hall Museum in Dorchester where they found out about how we know about the past? What are artefacts? What kind of sources might one use?We also learned about Saxon Crime and Punishment and compared to our previous learning about the experiences of Elijah Upjohn in Victorian times.
Year 6 had a super day at Leeson House where they developed their mapping skills – reading bearings using 6 figure grid references – and completed some team building challenges… and what gorgeous weather!
Year 6 have been using their experience at the Southampton Art gallery to produce some wire sculptures, beautiful drawings of Medusa and some re-tellings of the myth of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa, influenced by the set of pictures by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.
Year 6 had a very special visitor today! St Paul came to answer their questions about his encounter with God on the Damascus road and how he left his old life behind to lead a life of Faith.