We're all ready for the Christingle service this afternoon and our classroom smells lovely! We hope to see you there...
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee finalists, who took part in a very close-run contest yesterday morning: Ruby, Joanna, Tamsin, Gaby, Sabine and Joe. Our year 4 winner was Joe and year 5 winner was Joanna. Our overall winner was Joe - fantastic spelling with no mistakes! It was so hard to catch them out - we had to resort to topic words like "pharoh", "pyramid", "inscisor", "Egyptian" and hieroglyphics"!
Thank you all for your support this term - the children really deserve a break - we've been incredibly busy! Thanks too for all your beautiful Christmas gifts. Have a happy and restful holiday.
We've had another busy week in Beech class:
In DT we looked at Christmas crackers and found out how to make them, thinking about their purpose and audience, then designed and made our own, evaluating our work afterwards. We're looking forward to seeing if they work and bringing in the results after Christmas...
In our Careers session, Mr Brazier told us about his job working for Border Force UK. There are several children interested in this career - it might have been the handcuffs that convinced them!
In RE the children wrote play scripts, drawing on their knowledge from English lessons last term. They are looking forward to acting them out next week.
Science "Eggsperiment"! The results are in - we were surprised with some of the results..
Friday 6th December
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Beech class! We made party hats to wear at Christmas lunch today. Don't they look festive?
Tuesday 3rd December
What a fun and interesting day! All the children were well behaved and a credit to our school as they interviewed staff and learned about the construction of the tunnel and even sat in a training simulator used by the Shuttle drivers! The super behaviour was commented upon by staff at Eurotunnel - well done Beech class.
Monday 2nd December
What happens to teeth when they are left in different liquids? We're trying to find out and have set up an experiment to find out! We have used eggs instead of teeth as the shell is similar to the enamel that coats our teeth. We have placed them in jars of coke, orange juice, milk and apple juice and will observe them over time to see what happens - check here to find our results!
Friday 29th November
We had a really interesting afternoon yesterday interviewing professionals about their careers. The children had come up with their own questions and were able to ask a musician, a film director and an Police officer about their career choices. Thank you to the parents who took part (Mr Norman and Mr Shipston). The children were very sensible with the recording equipment and are looking forward to putting their new skills to use at Eurotunnel next week.
Thursday 14th November 2019
Today we have been working with Mrs Sharpe to learn how to use sound recording equipment as we prepare to interview parents about their jobs. We are looking forward to our trip to Eurotunnel next month to interview staff there. Thanks very much to Mrs Sharpe for your time and patience.
Wednesday 6th October
Egyptian Day at the Museum of Kent Life
Wednesday 30th October 2019
Welcome back to Term 2! We've really hit the ground running this week - here are some pictures of our week so far - Forest School, Hockey and of course our class assembly! Just a gentle reminder that PE is every Wednesday and the children need to have their kits in school for this, also spelling tests are on Thursday - a list is given to every child on the previous Friday to learn throughout the week. Many thanks for your continued support!
Our Environment Poem, that we wrote as a class with Mr Skinner yesterday, didn't photograph very well, so here it is:
Dress up day!
Wow! What a super effort from the children (and parents!) in Beech class! We have Hamlet, Cleopatra, Mark Anthony, Juliette, Macbeth and the witches, Titania, King Lear and Julius Ceasar to name but a few! Everyone looks great! We had a brilliant workshop with Andrew Clover this morning and the children are really inspired for writing their stories which will be judged by Andrew this afternoon...
We have been having so much fun with Book Week -yesterday poet Tony Peake inspired the children with his silly verses and today Mr Skinner came along and helped us write a more serious poem about the Environment. We are all looking forward to dressing up as characters from a Shakespearian play on Friday and meeting children's author Andrew Clover.
14.10.19 Book Week!
We had a lovely start to the week today with Tales from the Book of Life - we listened to some captivating stories with musical interludes.
Anthony and Cleopatra!
Beech class have enjoyed writing scenes from Shakespeare's play. They have included dialogue and stage directions. Today they began rehearsals, working in a group for each scene with a Producer and Stage Director. They are very excited to perform their scenes at our class assembly on Wednesday 30th October at 2.45pm- we do hope you can come along!
This week we have been studying the story of Anthony and Cleopatra - its all rather confusing with Mark Anthony's many wives, but we're looking forward to becoming mini Shakespeares and writing our own playscripts which we hope to be able to perform to parents in due course.
Mr Ireland has kindly donated some metallic poster paint pens which year 5 enjoyed using on their Egyptian masks for our display. Thank you Mr Ireland!
Some very excited children from Beech were very lucky to have a visit around Elham Manor House this morning! We were shown around by the owner, Patrick and are grateful to him for his knowledgeable insights. The children will be thinking about how to use their visit in their adventure story writing tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to reading their brilliant ideas!
Thank you for coming to visit Beech class this afternoon - it was great to see so many of you! For anybody who was unable to come and anyone with a memory like mine, here is the powerpoint with all the important info!