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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
Growing and learning together. Aspiring to excellence.
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Welcome to Beech class.  

The class teachers are Miss Powell (Wed, Thurs, Fri) and Mrs Davidson (Mon,Tues,Wed)

Supporting us in our learning are Miss Roberts and Mrs Howe.

 

 

Spelling tests are given out and tested each Monday.

We do our Times table Diamond Challenge test on Tuesdays.

Our Library slot is on a Thursday

 

Our indoor PE day is on a Wednesday afternoon this term

Outdoor PE is on a Friday afternoon.  

Warm outdoor sports wear and trainers are needed for this.

Sometimes we take it in turns to be the teacher! Each morning we complete a task on the board and we are very enthusiastic about being the teacher and answering the questions!

Sometimes we take it in turns to be the teacher! Each morning we complete a task on the board and we are very enthusiastic about being the teacher and answering the questions! 1

In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.

In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   1
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   2
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   3
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   4
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   5
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   6
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   7
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   8
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   9
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   10
In the past couple of weeks we have been putting dance moves to our Percy Parker times table songs. We started with the 9 x table because it is such a catchy song! Then we moved on to the 4 x table and have added dance moves to the chorus to help us remember our times tables.   11

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Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.

Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  1
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  2
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  3
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  4
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  5
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  6
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  7
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  8
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  9
Kindness Week! What I have loved this week is hearing all the acts of kindness that the children have spotted. I have heard about children inviting others to go through the door before them, sharing things to the classroom, inviting children to play to name a few. We thought about how we could be 'the rainbow in someone else's cloud' and made kindness promises.  10

Kindness fingerflex fun! We made these and wrote our own acts of kindness in them to encourage each other to carry them out. I love that these photos are taken 5 seconds apart and yet so different - hopefully your child is looking the right way in one of them!

Kindness fingerflex fun! We made these and wrote our own acts of kindness in them to encourage each other to carry them out. I love that these photos are taken 5 seconds apart and yet so different - hopefully your child is looking the right way in one of them! 1
Kindness fingerflex fun! We made these and wrote our own acts of kindness in them to encourage each other to carry them out. I love that these photos are taken 5 seconds apart and yet so different - hopefully your child is looking the right way in one of them! 2

During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.

During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  1
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  2
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  3
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  4
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  5
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  6
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  7
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  8
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  9
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  10
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  11
During Golden Time this week we made poppies. We have been learning about their meaning and why we have Remembrance Day this week.  12

This is Monty. He comes in to listen to us read every Wednesday morning with his owner Susan. We are very lucky to have him visit us and we love him lots. Each week different children give Monty a couple of treats to say thank you. Isn't he gorgeous!

British Heart Foundation Day - Isla's Day. What a special day this was. Isla worked really hard to sort this day in memory of her dad and what a brilliant day it was. We learnt a lot about what the British Heart Foundation does and also some fun facts about our heart. Mr Hearty was our super mascot for the day. Years 3 - 6 took part in a 'Body Coach' style circuit session to think about how exercise can contribute to having a healthy heart. We were so good at this that we are going to organise another keeping fit event for later in the year. As a school we raised just under £350 for this brilliant charity!

British Heart Foundation Day - Isla's Day. What a special day this was. Isla worked really hard to sort this day in memory of her dad and what a brilliant day it was. We learnt a lot about what the British Heart Foundation does and also some fun facts about our heart. Mr Hearty was our super mascot for the day. Years 3 - 6 took part in a 'Body Coach' style circuit session to think about how exercise can contribute to having a healthy heart. We were so good at this that we are going to organise another keeping fit event for later in the year.  As a school we raised just under £350 for this brilliant charity! 1
British Heart Foundation Day - Isla's Day. What a special day this was. Isla worked really hard to sort this day in memory of her dad and what a brilliant day it was. We learnt a lot about what the British Heart Foundation does and also some fun facts about our heart. Mr Hearty was our super mascot for the day. Years 3 - 6 took part in a 'Body Coach' style circuit session to think about how exercise can contribute to having a healthy heart. We were so good at this that we are going to organise another keeping fit event for later in the year.  As a school we raised just under £350 for this brilliant charity! 2
British Heart Foundation Day - Isla's Day. What a special day this was. Isla worked really hard to sort this day in memory of her dad and what a brilliant day it was. We learnt a lot about what the British Heart Foundation does and also some fun facts about our heart. Mr Hearty was our super mascot for the day. Years 3 - 6 took part in a 'Body Coach' style circuit session to think about how exercise can contribute to having a healthy heart. We were so good at this that we are going to organise another keeping fit event for later in the year.  As a school we raised just under £350 for this brilliant charity! 3
British Heart Foundation Day - Isla's Day. What a special day this was. Isla worked really hard to sort this day in memory of her dad and what a brilliant day it was. We learnt a lot about what the British Heart Foundation does and also some fun facts about our heart. Mr Hearty was our super mascot for the day. Years 3 - 6 took part in a 'Body Coach' style circuit session to think about how exercise can contribute to having a healthy heart. We were so good at this that we are going to organise another keeping fit event for later in the year.  As a school we raised just under £350 for this brilliant charity! 4

Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!

Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  1
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  2
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  3
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  4
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  5
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  6
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  7
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  8
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  9
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  10
Our Body Coach circuit session! What a fit bunch we are! Everyone really got stuck in and gave their all to this session. It was amazing to see. Some of us were moving so fast we ended up blurry on the camera!  11

Reading Challenge winners! Congratulations to these fabulous Beech class pupils who won prizes in our Pirate Reading Challenge. Hariharan and Rachel both read the most during our reading challenge. George, Isla and Willow were the most improved. Congratulations to them all! ** Fun fact - George and Willow were one read behind Hariharan and Rachel. Wow! After Christmas we will be doing another challenge :-)

Reading Challenge winners! Congratulations to these fabulous Beech class pupils who won prizes in our Pirate Reading Challenge. Hariharan and Rachel both read the most during our reading challenge. George, Isla and Willow were the most improved. Congratulations to them all! ** Fun fact - George and Willow were one read behind Hariharan and Rachel. Wow! After Christmas we will be doing another challenge :-)  1

Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read!

Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 1
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 2
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 3
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 4
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 5
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 6
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 7
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 8
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 9
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 10
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 11
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 12
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 13
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 14
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 15
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 16
Friendship flowers - celebrating why we are brilliant! This activity involved everyone telling each other why they thought they were brilliant. What made them special? What do you like about them? We collected some ideas and then put on different songs to dance around the room. When the music stopped we sat in a chair and read the name of the person in the middle of the flower. Once we had written on a petal of the flower we then moved around to music again. There were lots of smiling faces when we read the comments that our peers had written. Do come in and see them - they are in our practical area by the reading shelves. The comments are lovely to read! 17

Our Pirate reading challenge is almost at an end. You have until Monday 22nd October to complete the torch beam and guide the Night Ship Pirates to the treasure. Here are some happy pupils during and at the end of there challenges. We are so pleased with the effort being put in to reading - now the challenge is to keep it up!

Our Pirate reading challenge is almost at an end. You have until Monday 22nd October to complete the torch beam and guide the Night Ship Pirates to the treasure. Here are some happy pupils during and at the end of there challenges. We are so pleased with the effort being put in to reading - now the challenge is to keep it up!  1
Our Pirate reading challenge is almost at an end. You have until Monday 22nd October to complete the torch beam and guide the Night Ship Pirates to the treasure. Here are some happy pupils during and at the end of there challenges. We are so pleased with the effort being put in to reading - now the challenge is to keep it up!  2

Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.

Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  1
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  2
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  3
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  4
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  5
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  6
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  7
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  8
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  9
Welly walk with our buddy class! It was lovely to meet our buddy class, Dragonflies, this week and go exploring with them on a welly walk. It was Miss Powell's first ever welly walk! Beech were very kind and caring towards their younger buddies - it was lovely to see. Here's to more fun times with them ahead this year.  10

Here are some fun websites for practising division at home. We are learning our times tables and the division facts together to see the link between the two. If you know your times tables, you know your division facts - you just might not know that yet!

Growth Mindset - week 2. We have been working on thinking about having a growth mindset - the belief that we improve if we work hard, try new strategies and don't give up. This week we read the book 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds. In the story a little girl called Vashti believes she can't do art and sits there with a blank page in front of her. " Ah,a polar bear in a snow storm" her teacher says. Very funny thinks Vashti. Her teacher encourages her to have a go. In frustration Vashti slams the pen on the paper and makes a dot. The next week, she experiments further with the idea of dots and soon she has created enough artwork for an entire exhibition. It all started with a dot. Today we made our own dots on paper. We used water colours and just experimented. We painted with music in the background and it was wonderful to see the variety of dots created. We even created something called a 'not a dot'! There was a real buzz in the room. Afterwards, we walked around our 'art gallery' and then shared with each other our thoughts about the artwork we had seen. Next week it will be our first commendation assembly and I have a feeling we may need to create some dot masterpieces to show! Watch this space...

National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often!

National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 1
National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 2
National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 3
National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 4
National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 5
National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 6
National Fitness Day! We celebrated this day with some sort of exercise every hour of the day! We enjoyed outdoor fitness, short bursts of fitness, Go Noodle dance fun and finished with some Zumba in the afternoon! I wish it was National Fitness Day more often! 7

Star of the Week! Here is our celebration board for our class Star of the Week award. Star of the Week is given out on a Friday for one member of the class who has done something special that week or shown themselves to be a star with their choices or actions towards others. The Star receives a certificate and the special star cushion for the week to recognise how brilliant they are!

Star of the Week! Here is our celebration board for our class Star of the Week award. Star of the Week is given out on a Friday for one member of the class who has done something special that week or shown themselves to be a star with their choices or actions towards others. The Star receives a certificate and the special star cushion for the week to recognise how brilliant they are! 1

Congratulations to team Smyth this week for having 100% of pupils bring their books in on Monday with at least 3 reads. Many pupils in Beech class are reading 5 times a week or more which I love! Keep it up! Reading is so important. It has also been brilliant to see lots of our Pirate reading challenges this week where we are reaching the first treat and I have a feeling next week we will see lots of pupils reach their second treat! Fabulous!

Congratulations to team Smyth this week for having 100% of pupils bring their books in on Monday with at least 3 reads. Many pupils in Beech class are reading 5 times a week or more which I love! Keep it up! Reading is so important. It has also been brilliant to see lots of our Pirate reading challenges this week where we are reaching the first treat and I have a feeling next week we will see lots of pupils reach their second treat! Fabulous!  1
Congratulations to team Smyth this week for having 100% of pupils bring their books in on Monday with at least 3 reads. Many pupils in Beech class are reading 5 times a week or more which I love! Keep it up! Reading is so important. It has also been brilliant to see lots of our Pirate reading challenges this week where we are reaching the first treat and I have a feeling next week we will see lots of pupils reach their second treat! Fabulous!  2

Last week we talked about what our classroom might look like and sound like to make it the best learning environment it can be. We made a group carousel to write down our ideas about what we might see around the classroom and how our teachers can support our learning. From these ideas we can then come up with our Class Charter to follow in order to make our learning environment successful, encouraging and fair for everyone.

Last week we talked about what our classroom might look like and sound like to make it the best learning environment it can be. We made a group carousel to write down our ideas about what we might see around the classroom and how our teachers can support our learning. From these ideas we can then come up with our Class Charter to follow in order to make our learning environment successful, encouraging and fair for everyone.   1
Last week we talked about what our classroom might look like and sound like to make it the best learning environment it can be. We made a group carousel to write down our ideas about what we might see around the classroom and how our teachers can support our learning. From these ideas we can then come up with our Class Charter to follow in order to make our learning environment successful, encouraging and fair for everyone.   2
Last week we talked about what our classroom might look like and sound like to make it the best learning environment it can be. We made a group carousel to write down our ideas about what we might see around the classroom and how our teachers can support our learning. From these ideas we can then come up with our Class Charter to follow in order to make our learning environment successful, encouraging and fair for everyone.   3
Last week we talked about what our classroom might look like and sound like to make it the best learning environment it can be. We made a group carousel to write down our ideas about what we might see around the classroom and how our teachers can support our learning. From these ideas we can then come up with our Class Charter to follow in order to make our learning environment successful, encouraging and fair for everyone.   4

We visited our new library! Over the summer months a team of staff completely transformed the Grove library in to a beautiful, open reading space. There are lovely places to sit and enjoy the books - I love the Roald Dahl seats and the bright colours around the room. We will visit on Thursdays to listen and read the great selection of books.

We visited our new library! Over the summer months a team of staff completely transformed the Grove library in to a beautiful, open reading space. There are lovely places to sit and enjoy the books - I love the Roald Dahl seats and the bright colours around the room. We will visit on Thursdays to listen and read the great selection of books.  1
We visited our new library! Over the summer months a team of staff completely transformed the Grove library in to a beautiful, open reading space. There are lovely places to sit and enjoy the books - I love the Roald Dahl seats and the bright colours around the room. We will visit on Thursdays to listen and read the great selection of books.  2
We visited our new library! Over the summer months a team of staff completely transformed the Grove library in to a beautiful, open reading space. There are lovely places to sit and enjoy the books - I love the Roald Dahl seats and the bright colours around the room. We will visit on Thursdays to listen and read the great selection of books.  3
We visited our new library! Over the summer months a team of staff completely transformed the Grove library in to a beautiful, open reading space. There are lovely places to sit and enjoy the books - I love the Roald Dahl seats and the bright colours around the room. We will visit on Thursdays to listen and read the great selection of books.  4

What is Teamwork? After our jigsaw activity yesterday, we talked about what teamwork means to us and what it might look like in our classroom. We then chose our favourite ideas and put them on our display. We looked through the photos Miss Powell took from the jigsaw activity and looked at when we saw examples of communication and helping each other. We are great!

Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!

Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  1
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  2
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  3
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  4
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  5
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  6
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  7
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  8
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  9
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  10
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  11
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  12
Jigsaw drama! Today Miss Powell was suffering with her allergies and dropped all of the jigsaws around the classroom. There was far too many for her to sort herself - how could we sort them and check for missing pieces? Thankfully, it was suggested we could work as a team to sort the jigsaws and solve the problem. Thank goodness! In Beech class we are all important jigsaw pieces who come together as a team. I loved that one jigsaw couldn't be finished in the afternoon so the children tackled it as soon as they came in the next day!  13

Happy first day in Year 3! A few of the smiling faces from our first day in Beech class. Everyone was so positive and we had a fabulous day!

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