Topaz Summary of Learning Autumn Term 2017/docs/Topaz_summary_of_learning_2017_autumn__1_.pdf

Topaz Summary of Learning Spring Term 2018/docs/Topaz_summary_of_learning_Spring_2018.doc

19th February 2018

What a busy half-term we have had! We have been exploring how metals are extracted from the ground, which then led us to discover that the processes involved created a lot of toxic waste. We then wrote persuasive leaflets and reports to encourage others to recycle plastics and metals.

Our Science investigation was to find out how quickly different substances melted. We needed to make sure that we worked safely, as well as ensuring our investigation was fair. We worked co-operatively to plan, carry out, measure and record results.

End Autumn Term 2017

Here are more photographs of us making our periscopes as part of our Design Technology Curriculum.


5th December

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!



 2nd November

 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.