To kick off our brand new year in Beeches class we have: written a description about the best day of our holidays. Everyone seems to have had a great summer and we are all ready for the new challenges of Beeches.
Our new topic for this term is The Romans and we are looking forward to learning all about these interesting people. If you have any artifacts you would like to share with the class we would love to use them in our display.
In Science we will be learning about Living Things and Their Habitats.
In RE we will be studying Christianity.
This morning we did some problem solving in Maths and we will be continuing with learning about Place Value, fractions and Time this term.
In Literacy we will be writing recounts, exploring characters and learning about Myths.
All this and so much more....
The children have new Spellings To Learn books that they will take home to practice their spellings. They will be tested on Thursday and get a new list on Friday.
PE is every Thursday afternoon and we are learning football skills. Please make sure that kit is kept at school as we have lots of other sports opportunities this term.
Mrs Pullen will be working with us in the mornings Monday - Thursday.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to catch us on the playground after school. We will be having a drop in session after school on Wednesday, so that your child can show you around our classroom - it's already looking very smart!
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Strover and Mrs Pullen
Thank you for all your support so far this term. Poor Mrs Pullen has been poorly this week, so things have been a little manic, but we finally managed to get our times tables and spellings tests completed this morning. Well done to all those children who have been practising at home - it really shows! The Spellings to Learn books seem to be proving a success, so please ensure your child has it in school for Friday so they can glue in their next weeks spellings.
In PE we are continuing with our football skills - now that the weather is getting cooler, children may wear jogging bottoms for PE. Please ensure your child has their kit in school for PE on Thursday. We do sometimes have extra unscheduled PE workshops, so its a good idea to keep your kit at school at all times!
Tomorrow we have the Harvest Festival at the Methodist Church which we are very much looking forward to - the children have prepared some work and would love you all to see it - its at 1.30pm, so we hope to see you there.
Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow,
The children are all enjoying our Romans topic and some would like to try their hand a building a cross section of a Roman Road! I am attaching some slides from the powerpoint we looked at to remind them!
Times tables for next week are 9 and 12.
Spellings are in the Spellings to Learn blue books - sorry I forgot to hand them out last Friday!
We have been learning about time this week and converting 12 hour to 24 hour clock and working with train timetables. Please ask your child questions to help them with finding times - eg: If a train should have arrived at 15:30, what time a will it arrive if it were delayed by 45 minutes etc.
Have a great weekend!
What a busy week! The year 5s worked with the Fire Brigade yesterday, learning all about "Restart your Heart", whilst the year 4s spent some time with their peers in Silver Birches. Today we all enjoyed Kik Theatre with the amazing Ian! We had a Roman themed session, where the children recreated tableaux of various Roman Gods (including my personal favourite, Bacchaus!), as well as acting out one of the Labours of Hercules - I wonder how many other labours the children can find out about? Can you guess which God they have dramatised in these pictures?
Have a great weekend!
Friday 20th October - Superhero dress up day!
Well done for all the amazing superhero costumes today! The children were able to tell the rest of the class why the person/ character they had chosen is a hero.
This afternoon the children have been playing maths games that help them consolidate their learning from this term - especially number bonds to 100, multiplication and division facts and place value. It would be great if they could practice converting 24 hour clock to am or pm times over the holidays.
Have a super half term!
Mrs Strover and Mrs Pullen
We've had another busy week in Beeches - and its only Thursday!
On Monday the children had fun in Science trying to find out which drink was the fizziest by weighing the carbon dioxide. On Tuesday we went to church in the afternoon for a service led by Oaks class and today we have had a visit from Mr Shackleton, an WW2 pilot. This was particularly interesting for Beeches as we have just written some amazing recounts from the perspective of a Battle of Britain pilot. The children found the talk really interesting and had some good questions too. We felt very honoured to have Mr Shackleton here.
I am aware that the parents evening slots have now all filled up, so if you did not get a slot, please speak to Mrs Lewis in the office, or myself, and we will arrange an appointment for you.
I look forward to seeing you next week.
Friday 17th November
It was lovely to see everybody at parents evenings this week - thank you for your continued interest and support.
As discussed with many of you, we have been working on geometry this week and some of the children have found it tricky to use protractors and compasses. If you can encourage your child to practise these skills at home they will feel much more confident in school.
Today we used fidget spinners to investigate angles and turns, which the children thoroughly enjoyed!
Congratulations to all the children who did extremely well in spellings tests this week...keep up the great work!