Welcome to Beech!
What a great day w
Last week, we worked really hard to plan our very own Superhero stories.
We had a great time with Skippy John on Friday! We did a great job learning how to skip: we listened carefully to the instructions and kept on trying, even if we found it tricky.
We had to remember to bounce up and down in the same spot and NOT to jump! We had a go with our own ropes and then Skippy John showed us how to use a long skipping rope to work as a team and skip together.
As the school has provided you with a FREE skipping rope, keep practising at home and let us know how you get on.
You will also be allowed to use your skipping rope at playtime on the day it is Beech's turn.
It has been a very busy time in school recently, as we have been learning about Advent and preparing for Christmas!
It all started off with our Creative Christmas Decorating Day! Thank you to your lovely parents and grandparents who came in to help with all our Christmas Arts and Crafts. Our classroom looks very festive with all your wonderful work!
We have been learning about Light as an important symbol at Christmas time. We have shown our learning in a variety of ways. We made wonderful advent wreaths, candle holders and Christingles.
We have been reminding ourselves of the Christmas Story, and did a *FAB-U-LOUS* job performing LIGHTS, CAMEL, ACTION! You sang the songs, learnt the dances and spoke so beautifully during the performances. You worked so hard to produce such a fantastic play. WELL DONE!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas Lunch with the whole school. We made wonderful party hats and enjoyed a great sing-song whilst we were waiting to be served!
We have started off our new topic - The Great Fire of London - with a BANG! We made our very own version of Pudding Lane and (with the help of Mr Rule!) we watched the fire spread, and burn the houses down.
We have been learning about the sequence of events of the Great Fire of London, key people such as Samuel Pepys, and we have been writing our own diary entries to describe what happened on each day and how we would have felt if we had been there.
We will be moving on to learn about and compare the fire service in 1666 to our fire service today, and we will be writing non-chronological reports with lots of information that we will be finding out.
Some of you have created wonderful pictures depicting the Great Fire of London at home. They look amazing pegged up in our classroom! Thank you for putting so much work into these :)
The children have been accessing a brilliant game about the Great Fire of London. Why not have a go at home? It can be found here:
What a great start to Year 2 we have had!
You have all settled in really well into Beech Class and have done so much fabulous work surrounding our topic of 'Wicked Wolves and Wise Owls'. We LOVED seeing the Wolves and Owls at the New Forest Wildlife Park. Take a look at the photos!
Your home learning projects were fantastic! A huge well done for the effort gone in at home to produce these! We loved listening to each other's presentations about our home learning: asking and answering questions. Here are a few pictures of Beech Class looking very proud of their projects!