Week Beginning 10th July 2022
This week we have had another busy week in Beech Class!
In Literacy we continued with our work on the Disgusting Sandwich. We thought of spectacular expanded noun phrases. We then thought about ideas for our own stories based upon the Disgusting Sandwich. Some of our characters lost cake in the jungle or others lost ice cream in the Arctic and many more interesting ideas! On Friday we started writing our stories.
In maths we finished our measurement topic and learnt how to read temperatures using thermometers. We then started our new topic time. We revised how to read the time to the nearest hour and half hour. We investigated how the hour hand moves as the minute hand goes around the clock.
In science we completed our topic about materials. We investigated how materials are changed from raw materials into synthetic materials using different methods. We had an interesting discussion as to whether rubber is a natural or a synthetic material.
This week we also had two very special visitors. On Wednesday we looked after the new hatched duckling Waddle. We gave him lots of cuddles, made sure he had the right food and watched him waddle around the classroom. On Friday we saw him swim!
Friday we also had a special visit from John's Hedgehog Rescue. We had a fascinating talk about what hedgehogs eat and their environment. We were also exceptionally lucky as we got to hold a hedgehog. We had to wear gloves and be very careful of the spikes! It was enormous fun and we all learnt so much.
Week Beginning 4th July 2022
We have had a very busy and enjoyable week with our Festival of Hope.
On Tuesday we had our geography day. We made postcards about Hot and Cold Places linked our geography topic.
Wednesday was our art day and we made gigantic feathers. We designed our own patterns which represented us. From this we used crayons to draw pattern and over the top added water colours to form the resist painting technique. This will form part of our whole school display.
On Thursday morning we held our science morning and completed an experiment to find which materials were waterproof and which we absorbent. We made sure that we conducted a fair test by using the same amount of water for each material. We then ranked each material from most absorbent to least absorbent.
In the afternoon we had our sport's day. It was so much fun especially as our families came to cheer us on. We had lots of different races from long distance running to egg and spoon to sack races. We all tried our best and showed great determination and perseverance. It was a brilliant afternoon!
Friday was music day! This term we have been learning the drums and played them to the song 'We will Rock you' all in time. It was such a huge achievement to be all playing at the same time in time to the music. We also sang beautifully! It was a fantastic afternoon and took great courage to perform in front of such a large audience.
Week Beginning 27th June 2022
We have had another very busy week in Beech Class! We have continued with our writing about the Disgusting Sandwich. We used expanded noun phrases to write about what happened in the story and were able to confidently use speech marks to show when the characters were speaking. This has definitely been our best writing yet and we should be so proud of ourselves.
In maths this week we have continued with our topic measurement. We learnt how to measure in grams and read different scales. On Friday applied our measurement skills to our science lesson in which we had to find the difference between how much a material could stretch.
In science this week we also learnt about the properties of materials and how you can change a solid by squeezing, squashing, twisting, bending and stretching. We took a range of solids and tried to apply these different techniques to see if we could change the shape of a solid.
In P.E we continued practicing our skills for sports day. We are very much looking forward to having our families come and see all our sports skills.
On Friday it was Rainbow Day in which we all wore bright colours to celebrate inclusion. We read different stories about inclusion. Our favourite story was 'The Hug' by Eoin McLaughlin. Next week it is the Festival of Hope and we are going to be completing lots of different activities.
Week Beginning 21st June 2022
Well what a week it's been! The children have really risen to the challenge this week and showed what an incredible bunch they are! They have worked hard in all areas and we are very proud of them.
In English we have started a new story that involves a very disgusting sandwich. The children have started to develop their use of speech marks and continued to produce interesting writing by using expanded noun phrases. On Thursday we found some objects from the story, including the very disgusting sandwich! We had a conversation about the three most disgusting things we could find in a sandwich. Mrs Ahmad said that she would be repulsed if she found bird poo, bogies and spiders in her sandwich. The children loved coming up with the most disgusting things they could think of.
In Maths we have been measuring mass, using the balance scales to weigh different objects from the classroom. The children will be starting to look at grams and kilograms today before moving on to measuring capacity and temperature next week.
In Geography we have started learning about hot and cold places. We have looked at the globe and talked about how hot countries near the Equator are. We have sorted pictures into hot and cold countries and looked at the colours we use when we draw hot and cold pictures. I wonder whether anyone at home could produce some hot/cold artwork?
We wanted to visit a hot country and thought a school trip to Hawaii would be nice but in the end we settled for the school field on a sunny day.
In PE we have started to think about Sports Day and have been practising our running. The children all tried incredibly hard and we had lots of fun running relays.
Forest school was super on Thursday. The children went on a bug hunt before creating homes for bugs (and fairies). We found lots of wildlife on the field and there was much excitement when we found a frog!
This is just a snippet! There is so much more!
Well done and thank you to our wonderful children, from all of the Beech Class team.