News and events from Beech class.
Designers and Architects of the Future!
Beech class students had a fabulous time designing a Little Pig’s house which Wolf couldn’t blow over! Working from their drawn plans, they built their houses using all the materials available, overcoming challenging structure issues and making adaptions throughout the process to ensure it was 3 d and it could independently stand up! These photos show the fantastic results – and their proud designers too! Congratulations! SO impressive!
2 March, 2018
We had to postpone our World Book Day celebrations because of the snow. However, when we returned to school there were some very interesting characters to be found around the building.
19 February, 2018
On 19th February we had a visit from “Sing Academy.” We learnt some songs with actions.
1 February, 2018
We enjoyed a music workshop on 1st February with Keith Waithe.
15 January, 2018
During Spring Term 1, the students of Beech Class enjoyed working with Traditional Tales from different parts of the world in their Literacy work. The Chinese tale of The Dragon Dinosaur also became the springboard for an Art and Design activity where they each had a dragon-body segment (as large as themselves!) to plan, decorate and cover with coloured scales, patterns, different textures of paper and ribbons. From each of their own drawn and labelled Dragon-head designs, they worked together as a class to collectively create a dragon’s head using recycled boxes and materials.
On Friday 9th February a Chinese dragon came alive! A fabulously bright and creative creature weaved and danced around the school hall to Chinese dragon dance music as an early celebration of the Chinese New Year!
4 October, 2017
For everyone in Beech Class 2017/2018, the Autumn term was a non-stop journey of adapting, discovering and exploring – with many surprises along the way! With each day starting with a ‘hello’ and a wave to the horses in fields just beyond our playground fence, each of the excited, eager learners threw all their energy and enthusiasm into every activity, be it in or out of the classroom. Apart from the quantum leaps of learning through the diverse Literacy and Maths activities, highlights included travelling in a Time Machine back to the year they were born, viewing Earth as if a member of the Space Station and uncovering the wild wonders of the Spinney within our new school’s grounds. They also each became budding authors, writing their own Lost Toy book professionally presented with a colourfully painted cover to match. A trip to the panto Jack and the Beanstalk proved an exciting, unforgettable experience, giving them renewed confidence needed to share the spotlight with Chestnut Class and venture onto a stage themselves in the term-end Nativity production ‘Here is the News’.
WOW! What a whirl-wind start! I believe there’s no containing this fabulous bunch of 5-and-6 year olds! So watch this space!
22 May, 2017
After making our chef hats last week and watching Miss Avetoom’s bread baking demonstration, today Beech Class finally became chefs. After baking the bread we taste tested all of them and there were 2 clear winners; the rustic oat wholemeal loaf and the cinnamon and raisin loaf. We video recorded the instructions while we were baking and are trying to edit our own cooking show after watching Jamie Oliver programs. I will upload it once it has been completed for you to enjoy too.
10 May, 2017
Following our first ever Sponsored Spell we are extremely pleased to announce that we raised a huge £869.96 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity (GOSH) and £300.00 for Water Aid (as a point of action after learning about Article 24 in the Children’s Rights). A very big thank you for all of your efforts.
28 April, 2017
What a fantastic start to our Summer Term! Today we were tasting, recording and evaluating existing brands of bread. After evaluating bread packages last week and designing our own, we all voted which bread we would choose as our favourite based on the package alone. We then tasted the bread without knowing which bread package it came from and interestingly we found that our least favourite was the one which had our favourite packaging. This definitely got us all thinking.
4 April, 2017
This afternoon in RE we experienced what it would be like to be Jewish on Shabbat which is the day of rest. When God created the world, he rested on the seventh day and this is why Jewish people have Shabbat. Here are a few photos:
30 March, 2017
Thank you for another great half term. Please find the link below for the overview of next half term.
Easter Bonnet Competition
These are just a few photos from our Easter Bonnet Competition that took place today. Thank you to everyone for making such an effort with all of your bonnets. They were all fantastic!