Year 4 – Beamish

On Tuesday 21st March 2016 Class 4 visited Beamish. We were transported back to 1830, inside Pockerly Manor, where we were being trained as Agricultural Students. The children had to prove to the farm workers that mathematics was needed to work on a farm as most of the workers at this time could not read or write.

So we split into 3 groups and carried out 3 different mathematical investigations across the morning. We made compasses, sundials and measured the height of trees to see which one would be worth the most money if we were to cut it down.

After lunch, we had time to explore the town, going into all of the shops and houses before heading back to the bus.

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