Beech Class Page
Welcome to our class page!
Welcome to Beech class.
The class teachers are Miss Powell (Wed, Thurs, Fri) and Mrs Davidson (Mon,Tues,Wed)
Spelling tests are given out and tested each Monday.
We do our Times table Diamond Challenge test on Tuesdays.
Our Library slot is every other Thursday
Our indoor PE day is on a Thursday afternoon this term
Outdoor PE is on a Friday afternoon.
Websites to practise Maths at home
Egyptian Non Chronological Reports have arrived in Beech Class! We have spent 3 weeks note taking, drafting paragraphs and publishing our writing to create our own factual reports about different topics in ancient Egypt. Everyone took such pride in their handwriting and being careful to spell words correctly. We are proud of our finished pieces. We can't wait to show you them!
Friendship and Celebration Friday! Every Friday afternoon we are going to be thinking about how Beech Class are superstars. Each week we will look at something different and complete a task related to our theme. Last week we looked at 'How I am amazing' and thought about the different ways we are helpful or have a talent to share. Perhaps every Friday you could ask your child what it is we have thought about this week and how they relate to our topics. Next week is related to our pebble book 'Only One You'.
Wellness Week! This week has been all about a healthy body and a healthy mind. We have taken part in a skipping jump rope challenge, played Lacrosse, had a workshop from the RNLI and today we finished off with some mindful yoga. Topped off with Stone Age day on Wednesday, its been a pretty amazing week!
What a brilliant day we had for Stone Age Day today! We loved having our special visitor, Dr Robert Jones, in today to take us through a journey through time back to the Stone Age. We pretended to hunt animals, make tools and cook around a camp fire and met Om - a girl from the Stone Age. It was amazing to hear that a book was written about his adventures - a book we read called The Stone Age Boy! The children's outfits were great and really got us in the mood! We also spent the afternoon creating some masterpieces of Stonehenge. What a fab way to end our topic.
We have finished our Non-chronological reports and we are super proud! We have worked for 2 weeks on these and everyone has worked hard to contribute to their group poster. I love that this project all comes from the children's ideas and, as a group, they decide how things should progress. We shared our finished products in a class gallery before putting them up on the wall to go with our artefacts ready to open our museum.
World Book Day! What another brilliant day it has been. Today we read enough books for 1 every hour of our school day. I even had someone who wanted to read their own book to the class! Most of my photos from today were blurry for some reason but here we are in the Reading Tent where we shared time with Dragonflies class. We drank hot chocolate and ate a biscuit whilst we listened to our buddy read. Miss Powell read The Disgusting Sandwich around the 'camp fire'. A great day all round
I love moments like this in school! When a child faces a challenge and, even if it takes a bit of time, they don't give up. This is one of the 'wet play' challenges we have recently added to our games cupboard and it was lovely to see a growth mindset in action. Well done!
What might it have been like in the Stone Age? The past 2 weeks we have been working so hard researching and writing our non-chronological reports about the fantastic time in history. Below are photographs of the start of this process where each child researched one part of Stone Age Life and then fed back to their group what they had learnt. It was great to see each child having the confidence to speak in front of their group. These will go with our Stone Age artefacts that were made over half term to make our Stone Age Museum!
There is 'Only one you' and you are awesome. I LOVE this book. It celebrates our uniqueness and opens our minds to the difference we can make in the world. It makes us think with a growth mindset and the pictures are amazing. We have each decorated a pebble to go towards our whole school art project (hopefully you've read this week's newsletter detailing the idea). Using 'Doozie' paint pens (which are AMAZING by the way) we designed our own individual patterned pebble fishes. They look wonderful! I sprayed them on the Inset day with a special coating spray and they look even better now. Keep an eye out for our next step
We had a fabulous time on Thursday with our visitors from Year 5. They took on the teacher role to teach us about fractions in a fun and memorable way. Beech loved the games and sheets that the Year fives made and also loved the prizes and certificates they got at the end!
Well done to everyone for their hard work on our reading challenge! This smiling superstar was the first to complete and be invited to our movies and munchies fun after half term. Keep up the great work everyone. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the challenge for the most reads and the most improved. Who will it be this time?
What have Beech been up to recently?!
Well, sadly, we've had no camera to record our fun since Christmas!
Sooooooo... this week we have been keeping an eye on some very eggciting events in Year One. The eggs hatched! On Thursday we popped by to see one egg at the beginning stages of cracking and, rather uneggspectedly, we saw a one day old chick! Miss Powell held it so we could have a close look. Some of Beech also stroked it! It was soooo cute.
We have been working very hard on continuing our learning on fractions (I have uploaded some suggested fraction websites for fun times) and in Literacy we have started our new topic of the Stone Age. Gemini gymnastics are coming in every Thursday to teach us some cool techniques and we continue to think about having a Growth Mindset with 2 books 'The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes' and 'Only One You'.
Keep working hard with our reading challenge! It has been brilliant to see so many come in to us each day to receive their rewards. Please continue to encourage your child to take part - it makes such a difference!
You are always very welcome to come in and write a WOW card - we have recently celebrated someone joining a Tae Kwon Do class and another explaining all about gravity and mass by balancing a TV remote on his knee!