Beech 2023-2024

Beech Class 
 
Welcome to Beech class' website page. 
 
Here you can find out about some of the exciting learning opportunities Beech class have had. 
 
Don't forget to keep an eye on our section of Class Dojo to see what the children have been up to!
  • Mrs Aston

    Class Teacher

    Year 3 Morning Teacher
    Beech Afternoon Teacher

  • Mrs Rowley

    Beech Class Teaching Assistant

  • Mrs Charles

    Teaching Assistant

PE Summer 1
 
This term we are working on our fitness in PE. We will be developing lots of skills including, running, jumping, skipping and stamina.
Design and Technology 
 
During the spring term we planned, made and evaluated healthy wraps.
The Big Brush
We really enjoyed having a visitor to help us brush up on our teeth cleaning skills.
Gloucester Cathedral Visit
 
On Monday 18th March Year 3, 4 and 5 visited Gloucester Cathedral. We had a lovely day touring the Cathedral and identifying features of religious places. We were inspired by the Stained Glass Windows, stone work and art within the building. 
Science 
 
In science during spring term 2 the children have been learning all about plants. During this session we dissected flowers to look at the individual parts.
Maths
 
In maths this term we have been learning about multiplication and division. Here the children are working with flexible partitioning.
World book Day fun
 
The children dressed up as their favourite book characters. We talked about our favourite books, designed book covers and took part in the BBC live lesson.
Computing
 
In computing this term the children have been developing their skills using the programme 'Scratch'
Biking
 
During the Spring term the children have been developing their biking skills.
History 
 
In history during the spring term the children have been learning about famous explorers and the journeys of Christopher Columbus.
Life Skills
 
In life skills we have been learning about personal development. Here the children are showing perseverance as they try out new skills.
PE
 
In PE during spring 1 we have been developing our tennis skills.
Cheltenham Literature Festival 
We really enjoyed our session with Pamela Butchart. She was so funny and gets us lots of ideas for our own stories. We even met The Gruffalo.
Dean Heritage Centre 
We had a fantastic time exploring 'The Dean Heritage Centre'. The children had lots of interesting questions about the house and all the displays. It is definitely worth visiting with your family as there was so much to see and do.
Victorian School Experience
As part of our visit to the Dean Heritage Centre we took part in the Victorian school experience. I think it is safe to say that everyone prefers school now. 
RE- Who is Muslim and what do they believe?
In RE we have been discussing what we would whisper to babies as their first words. We learnt that a special prayer is whispered to babies when they are born into a Muslim family.
Design and Technology
 
During summer 1 we will learning about the changes in technology and designing wearable technology.
Great Fire of London
 
In history during summer 1 we are learning about The Great Fire of London, we have started by comparing London now to in the past.
Visit from Sue Middleton Forest Verderer
 
We really enjoyed a visit from Sue Middleton to talk to us about her role as a Verderer.
RE
 
This term the children are learning about festivals and celebrations in different religions.
Science 
 
As part of our plants unit we investigated how water travels through the plant. 
Life Skills
 
In life skills we have been looking at the people who help us.
Music
 
The children are busy creating their own music using the pentatonic scale.
Cricket Day
 
We had great fun during our experience cricket day. 
What our School is like now
In history this term we are comparing schools now and then. We began by looking at what our school is like now.
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
During the autumn term in English we are studying the book 'The Iron Man'. Here we are exploring some of the feelings discussed in the book when the Iron Man first arrives.
Schools Timeline
In history we have been ordering pictures of schools through the ages and discussing how they have changed.
Flexible Number Partitioning
In maths we have been exploring how we can partition numbers flexible using different manipulatives.