Welcome to the Beech class web page, where you can keep up to date with what we have been doing in class that week. I will also attach important letters here- just in case! Come with us and celebrate our learning journey.
Rangoli Patterns- Wednesday 4th July 2018
As part of our R.E. learning about Diwali, we made Rangoli patterns on the school playground using coloured chalks.
Marvellous Music!- July 2nd 2018
Beech class have enjoyed learning about musical notation. We have also created our own group compositions on the glockenspiel.
Happy Holi! 29th June 2018
This term we have been learning about Hinduism, and the different festivals they believe in. Today we found out about the colorful festival of Holi and recreated the 'throwing paint' part...in a controlled manner, or course!
Kidzania!- June 2018
Beech class had a great time at Kidzania- even if it did take us 2 1/2 hours to get there! I have attached a few photos of the day, but it was hard to photograph the class as they were too busy earning their 'kidzos'. Some even procured a credit card when they had enough! If you get the chance to take your child here again I can recommend it.
Term 6-The Vikings
This term we are learning about the Vikings. I have attached some useful websites for their project.
The termly newsletter follows.
Moving Monsters!- May 2018
Year 4 made moving toys which used pneumatics. Here are some photos of some of the design process and completed models. They all worked really hard on this project!
Habitats!- May 2018
Beech class carried out fieldwork in the Glade with Mrs Hoblyn. We found all sorts of invertebrates- including woodlice and millipedes. We used keys to try and identify them.
Beech class had a good day researching the countries that make up the United Kingdom. One group, as contrast, found out about Canada. They worked in groups independently, finding out about the country through research, art and writing.
SNOW HOME LEARNING- 1/3/18
If by now your child has had enough of the snow and sledging, here are some activities that they might like to complete. These are not compulsory, and if your child chooses to complete them they do not have to do all of them.
English- can you write a poem about the snow? Maybe a haiku? (Haiku are Japanese poems consisting of three lines- the first contains 5 syllables, the second 7 and the last 5).
Spellings- based on our jumbo test last week, here are some words that they can practise:
February, though, through, thorough, various, enough (all with 'ou' apart from February, as quite a few found this word tricky.
Maths- can you create a bar chart showing 5 countries and their highest/lowest recorded temperatures? Could you create a line graph showing the average temperature of the UK each month?
Geography- this cold weather has come from Siberia in Russia. Where is Siberia? Can you draw a map showing where it is, as well as research the different types of climate around the world? What climate does the UK have? What about Russia? What about North America?
Art- can you make a snow sculpture and take a photo of it? Or, can you make a paper snowflake (there are lots of sites online that show you how to create one- I've added a link below)?
See you all soon and stay warm and safe!
Brilliant Bread! - February 2018
On Tuesday 20th February Beech class had a sandwich making afternoon with Warburtons. They had a fantastic afternoon, and even got to take their sandwich home as well as a goodie bag! I'll be looking forward to all the sandwiches that they can now make me at lunch time.
I have attached some photos from the afternoon so that you can see what we have been doing.
Anglo Saxon Projects- February 2017
Well done to everybody who made a project this term- they are fantastic and I can tell that a great deal of hard work went into them.
I have attached photos of the completed projects.
Anglo-Saxon Sewing!- 2nd February 2018
Beech class have been enjoying a morning of designing and sewing sections of our Anglo-Saxon tapestry. They had to design their idea, create pattern pieces and pin and sew them.
Great levels of determination and perseverance have been needed!
Here are some of the pieces and the work so far.
Anglo-Saxon workshop at Canterbury Cathedral
On Monday 29th January Beech class visited Canterbury cathedral to learn about how the Anglo-Saxons converted to Christianity. They had the chance to dress up and find out about St Augustine, as well as carrying out some arts and crafts. I have attached some photos of our day for you to peruse.
Outside learning day- November 2017
The children had an amazing day and did actually stay outside for the entire day (as I'm mean and made them embrace the cold and snow). They produced some terrific rubbings and created their own interpretation of Charlotte's Web. I've attached some photos from the day.
Super Science!- November 2017
Beech class love science and have been looking at 'Changes of State'. Here are some photos of our investigations so far!
Please find below the newsletter for this term as well as the topic overview.
Red, White and Blue day! (October 2017)
Beech class had a great day on the last day of term, celebrating everything that they had learned about North America.
Here's to next term and...CHOCOLATE!
Today, Beech class visited the Glade to think about how it made them feel and whether Christians would feel closer to God's creation in such a quiet space.
Beech class had their first taster of extreme reading today- where the aim is to read outside the classroom in different places. As it was a sunny day, we sat on the playground!
As part of our science learning Beech class have been attempting to make a torch. We are nearing completion- please watch this space!