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Term 2


3 more days to go! Well done everyone, we have had a fantastic term and I think you will agree that the children performed really well in our assembly on Wednesday, giving a flavour of what we have been learning about this term in Beech class. Next week we will be having our Christmas Spelling Bee and using our knowledge of division and measuring angles to make decorations. Have a wonderful weekend!


The children have rehearsed, the hall is ready...Beech class are looking forward to showing the rest of the school and their parents what we've been up to so far this year. We do hope you'll be able to come along this afternoon! 

The Christmas Truce



Wow! What an amazing experience this morning! Our trip to the trenches was excellent. Our guide, Toby, was so knowledgeable - we found out so much to complement the learning we have already done in class. The trenches will be open to the public tomorrow at 10am and 2pm for guided tours and children from KS2 at Elham don't have to pay. Lots of Beech class would like to take parents along tomorrow and it really is well worth a visit. Thank  you for sending the children fully equipped for a trip to the North Pole! We were lucky with the weather and nobody felt cold!


In Maths this week we have been learning about rounding whole numbers and decimals and converting decimals to fractions. Some of children have found the concept of converting from decimals to fractions quite tricky (eg 1/100 = 0.01), but we have discussed using money where 1p = £0.01  Please talk to your children about this and let them use money to help their understanding.


Thanks for all the donations for the Christmas fair which is next Friday after school - don't forget to visit us in Beech class to adopt a jelly baby snowman!


Have a lovely weekend.



We've had a hectic week this week with our Chinese guests! They have fitted in very well to our Beech class and the children have loved having them learning with us. Here are some pictures of our week so far....

Science investigation

Our completed kites - the one in the centre is flying back to China to be kept as a momento in our guests' school...

Geometry - making patterns with circles


We will be doing geometry next week in Maths - I forgot to mention to the class today, if they have their own geometry sets they are welcome to bring them in for Maths next week. Thanks



It was lovely to see so many of you in school this morning and at the church service this afternoon. I was very proud of all the children, who wrote sensitive and thoughtful prayers beyond their years. I was very moved when I read them.


Silver Donkey Competition

We have now finished reading our book "The Silver Donkey" and I have asked the children to write the end from the perspective of Lieutenant Shepherd. This is optional homework - but there is a prize on offer for the best work. Children can choose how they would like to present the ending - they can write in prose or poem, do a  drawing or write a letter from Lieutenant to Marcelle and Coco. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of their ideas! All entries in by the end of next week please.


We are looking forward to welcoming the Chinese children in class - it sounds like they will be organising some language and cultural activities for our children.


Have a great weekend.

Our posters on display at Folkestone Museum

Welcome back to Term 2!

We are continuing with our World War 1 topic this term and last week we looked at the role of women during the war. We have been continuing with our book The Silver Donkey in English with some super writing by the children about how characters feel at certain points in the story, using the text to give examples. Today we had a very interesting talk by Mr Shakelton who was a flight instructor in World War 2 and the children have written some very moving prayers for remembrance, a few of which we will read during our church service on Friday - I do hope you can come along and hear them. We also have an open morning from 0930-1030 in school for you to see the work children have been doing on World War One.


I have heard from Folkestone Museum that the work our class did on Walter Tull is being displayed in their exhibition - I hope that as many as possible can go along and see their Walter Tull exhibition (follow their link for more information: 


We are looking forward to visiting the replica trenches in Elham in  a couple of weeks time - this will really bring the subject to life for our children - please make sure you complete the form and pay via the Schopay website.


In Maths we have been looking at factors and multiples and using these to help us with mental multiplication. We will be continuing with written methods for multiplication this week.


Thank you for your continued support - we have had some super "home learning" brought in by children who have researched their own family's role in WW1, written descriptions, or made holiday diaries.