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Welcome to Brilliant Beech Class!

2018-19

 

Working as a Team

Beech Class did an amazing job working in teams to put a Non-Chronological Report back together and then labeling the features of the report. They were excellent communicators and great listeners - just like Captain Teamwork! Next week we will be working in pairs to gather information to write our own Non-Chronological Reports. 

 

Making Delicious Fruit Kebabs

 

We have been thinking about keeping healthy in Science recently. To be a superhero, we need to fit, strong and healthy - ready for anything that happens in the day!

 

We explored the importance of exercise and feeling our heart beat faster. We also discussed the importance of a healthy diet. The children knew so much about the foods that are good for our bodies, and they learnt about the digestive system too.

 

We then planned, made and evaluated our own tasty fruit kebabs. We used grapes, a melon, a pineapple and some bananas. Why not have a go at creating your own Superhero fruit kebab at home!

Beech Class are Superheroes!

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What a launch! You all looked AMAZING in your Superhero costumes! After our parade in the playground with the other classes, we shared stories and thought of brilliant adjectives to describe our super character and appearance.

 

We have written questions to ask Supertato and his veggie friends in trouble and we have written a blurb for Supertato too!

 

We have started planning our Superhero stories. We have decided on our Superhero's name and logo, the story's setting and the evil villain.

 

You should be SO proud of your writing, Beech Class! 

Candle Light as a Symbol

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First, we thought about what it would feel like on a boat in the middle of the ocean with no light. Then, we thought about how it would feel to finally see the lighthouse. 

 

Next, we discussed how and when we use candle flames in our own lives.

 

We then learnt about the meaning of the Advent Wreath and Christingles to Christians and we had a go at making our own!

 

We moved on to thinking about Judaism, the importance of the Menorah to Jewish people and the story of the Maccabees.

 

Finally, we made our own special candle holders, thinking about how we can make it meaningful to our lives. We ended our topic by writing a prayer about the importance of light.

The Great Fire of London in Marchwood

Our topic started off with a BANG! We made our own version of Pudding Lane and (with the help of Mr Rule) we watched the fire spread and burn down our cereal box houses. We tried throwing cups of water on the fire but realised it didn't work. We learnt that the hand-squirters people tried using during the Great Fire of London in 1666 didn't work very well either! 

 

Our learning includes: sequencing the events of the Great Fire of London; key people such as Samuel Pepys; diary writing; comparing the fire service then and now; writing non-chronological reports and learning about different materials in Science. 

 

 

Creative Arts Week

 

What a busy week it has been! We have enjoyed taking part in a variety of drama, music and art activities!

 

On Monday, students from Applemore college led an exciting drama session linked to our Owls story writing. We learnt about showing a story using freeze frames which was great fun.

 

On Wednesday, we learnt about Fijian culture. We were very lucky to have some of our Fijian families come in to answer our questions. They taught us a brilliant Fijian dance and they even made delicious Fijian food for us to taste. We learnt that a lot of their recipes include coconuts as this is plentiful in Fiji.

 

On Thursday, we were treated to a music concert and listened to some great songs including music from Trolls, Moana and Harry Potter.  In the afternoon, we used acrilyic paint to decorate lots of poppies with Mrs Rhodes - they look fantastic outside the school.

 

Every morning we listened to a new piece of classical music, as well as practising for Harvest Festival too!

 

This has all been alongside our fantastic Hone Learning presentations as well as our learning in Maths and English. We have been working really hard on multiplication and are getting good at counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s to solve a range of problems. We have also been writing different types of sentences linked to the book ‘Hoot Owl’. We have thought about how to make our writing more interesting by using words like 'because', 'but', 'so', 'however'. Well done Beech Class!

Learning Powers in Beech Class

We have been busy thinking about what makes a SUPER learner.

 

The children were introduced to some superheroes with some very important learning powers:

 

Master Resilient - never gives up even if something is a challenge.

 

Awesome Resourceful - gets the best resources to help - a sound mat to help with writing or maybe a hundred square to help in maths.

 

Captain Teamwork - offers ideas but also listens carefully to others.

 

Super Reflective - checks work back to see if it can be improved.

 

Beech Class are already showing these important learning powers and are earning lots of stickers! Keep up the good work!

Wicked Wolves and Wise Owls

You all looked wonderful in your Wolf and Owl costumes! We enjoyed sharing lots of Wolf and Owl stories and exploring ‘Wolves’ by Emily Gravett in more depth. You all worked so hard on your your retell of the story. They were fantastic! We celebrated our hard work by proudly sharing our stories with Sycamore Class.
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