We are class 6M. There are 29 of us in the class with our teacher Mrs Mason and our classroom helpers Mrs Greer, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Nield-Williams.
Our topic this term is all about the changes that took place in Britain during Victorian times.
We had a great day out visiting the Tithe Barn in Nailsea, where we learnt all about when the barn was used as a school. We experienced life as Victorian school children (including the clothing) and tried writing with scratchy ink pens and on slates. We did our maths using an abacus which was great fun and we found out about the British Empire and its trading links.
After some excellent research in our Learning Logs, we wrote a class assembly to inform the school about the lives of Victorian children who had to work and didn’t have the luxury of going to school. Our favourite job was to be a bird-scarer, a maid or a stable boy and our least favourite jobs were chimney sweeps and working in the mines!
In science we investigated the theft of a laptop! We used our knowledge of light to eliminate different suspects until we found our culprit! We discovered that light travels in straight lines; surfaces that are smooth and shiny reflect the best; shadow size can be changed by moving the object towards or away from the light source; and how we see objects and colours.
Life in year 6 is very busy! We’ll update you soon on all that we are doing!
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