Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School


In Quest this week we have been learning about the continents and oceans linked to our Quest of the Explorers. The children used maps and atlases to find the names of the continents and oceans and where they were in relation to each other.

Explorers now (and long ago) used compasses to navigate with. Today the children learned about compass directions and also carried out an experiment by magnitising a needle and placing it on a cork in a bowl of water. The cork turned to face a northwards direction in the water.

The children investigated, designed and made rocket pictures with moving parts. The brief was to include a levers and sliders - the levers were the flaps with information about Neil Armstrong behind them and the slider was Neil Armstrong in his rocket. As you can see they have done a fabulous job !

As usually, the children (and parents) have done a fabulous job with their Quest homework. It was lovely for the children to share and explain what they have done.