Beech Class 2019-20

Welcome to Beech Class
Class Teachers: Mrs Aston and Miss Chisman
Teaching Assistants: Miss Bundy and Mrs Olly
Number Day 2020
In Beech class we have been busy with a range of maths skills during 'Number Day'. We have been using measuring, time and much more today. All whilst enjoying some baking for our cake sale.
Famous People
We have been researching famous people in Aviation history. We have researched the lives Amelia Earheart and The Wright brothers. We wanted to record our research in a different way so decided on writing key facts on paper airplanes. 
In maths, whilst working on division and fractions, we have been using practical equipment to help us understand the concept.
Beech castle falls!
As part of ‘No pen Wednesday,’ Beech class held a castle siege reinactment. We split into two teams. Whilst some children decided on the best tactics to attack a castle, the others discussed how best to defend a castle. After a brave battle the castle’s walls fell. Newspaper reports to follow soon!
Remembrance Day 
We enjoyed learning about Remembrance Day and sharing our knowledge of it’s importance. The pupils wrote some fantastic acrostic poems to express their thought and feelings about the day. We have created a class book to share all of our poems, have a read next time you’re in our book corner! 
Harvest Festival
We had a great day dressed as farmers for our Harvest festival. The year 3 children in Beech class did a great job of reading our Harvest prayer of thanks. The year 2 children enjoyed talking about what we are thankful for at Harvest time and sharing this with the parents. 
Forest adventures
The children have had a fantastic time during Autumn term 1 taking part in forest adventures. They completed many fun activities from looking at seed dispersal to exploring settlements. Thank you Mrs Rees for such a great time exploring the forest
Author Visit Day
We really enjoyed our author visit day when Steve Clifford joined us. The children enjoyed the question and answer session with Steve when he arrived and listening to some of his stories. Steve then gave us a writing challenge which inspired us to write imaginative stories. After lunch he joined year 3 and 4 in class to talk about how we can make our sentences more interesting. He gave us lots of top tips for writing exciting sentences, which we will continue to use through out the year. Thank you Steve!
Castle preparations 
Beech class have been busy preparing stone effect paper to cover our castle. Thanks to all the parents who sent in boxes. 
World Book Day
The whole school had a brilliant time celebrating world book day. Well done Beech class great effort!
We have had a brilliant time during our gym lessons. It has been fantastic watching the children's ability and confidence grow. Well done Beech class!
Design and Technology day
We have been busy evaluating existing moving vehicles, designing and building our own and finally evaluating how we could make improvements.
MoneySense Workshop
Thank you to the team from Natwest for running our financial education programme. We really enjoyed planning the party and looking at costings
Prayer Space 
We had a brilliant time exploring the Lord's Prayer during the visit from Prayer Space. The pupils enjoyed all of the different activities, particularly the 'quiet space'. 
Medieval Day
The children in Chestnut and Beech class had a great time during our two medieval activity days. 
We designed and created lovely Medieval goblets.
We learnt about shields and how their design differed, we went on to design and create our own shields. 
We all took part in preparing and making bread and pottage. The children had a great time preparing the vegetables and weighing ingredients. Everyone enjoyed the aromas around school as it was cooking. Everyone in Chestnut and Beech class tried the pottage, we even had some clean plates!
Fire Safety
Thank you to Mrs Lloyd for coming into school to teach us all about fire safety. It was a very informative chat which the children really enjoyed. The children especially enjoyed asking lots of questions about what it is like to work for the Fire brigade.
Thank you to Dave Morris from Bells Golf Course for coming into school to give us the opportunity to try out Golf. Beech class had lots of fun taking part in all of the activities.