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Our Learning 2020-2021

Welcome to the Beech Class

 

The teachers in Beech class are Mrs Green on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Clay on a Thursday and Friday.

We are supported each day by Miss Dudley and Miss Beal

 

 

A few reminders...

  • Beech class go out for Forest Schools on a Thursday Morning and we will do PE on a Thursday afternoon.  We will be going out whatever the weather (including rain and snow) so children need to be dressed in appropriate clothing; a warm coat and accessories in cold weather and a sun hat and suncream in hot weather.   Children need to come to school wearing their PE kit with warm, waterproof coats over the top.  Please can children arrive in their trainers and bring wellies in a separate bag to change into for Forest Schools.  
  • Children need their book bags in school every day.  We read with your children throughout the week and it is very important that this is recorded in their reading diaries.  Please remember to support your child with reading their reading book at home.  We ask that children read with an adult at least 3 times per week.  Reading books are changed once a week however you can read anything additional with your child - magazines, recipes, picture books etc!
  • Please send your child with a labelled water bottle to use in class.
  • Please make sure all school uniform, pe kit, lunch box, bags, book bags and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child's name.

 

Take a look at our learning environment

 

Websites to help our learning

Maths    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=1

Phonics  https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

 

 

 

Welcome to our classroom

Summer 1

 

The sun is finally starting to shine and this will be mirrored in our topic 'Imagine...'  This half term we will be using our imaginations to think about dreams, colour and feelings.  We will be experimenting with creating different textures and colour mixing.  Have a look at our topic overview below for more information!

Nurturing Nature topic

Nurturing Nature- Spring 2 2021

 

Our new topic after half term will be all about nature. We will be learning about farms, farm animals, lifecycles of chicks and mother and baby animals. We will be looking at what food we get from the farm and how it is produced. 

We will be having our own hatching chicks in class and watching how they grow! Watch this space...

 

 

WC 1st March - Farm Animals

This week in school and at home we have enjoyed beginning to think about farm animals and exploring what we already know about farms.  In school children have been collaging farm animals and thinking about which colours they need to represent each animal.

Our children in school this week also thought of lots of questions that they would like to know about our local farm, White Post Farm.  We sent the questions off to White Post Farm and Farmer Anthony recorded us a fantastic video answering the children's questions and showing us lots of the animals that they have on the farm.  Click on the link below to watch the video!

Spring term 2021

 

This half term we will be learning all about different fairy tales, castles , dragons and knights in our new topic called 'Once upon a time ...'. The children will learn all about castles, the royal family, seasons and carry out art work and design and technology. Please browse through our topic map to support your child at home.

We have been  learning about castles this week at school and so have the children at home. We had a go at making castles out of boxes and bricks and other loose parts. We have loved seeing the photos of the castles that the children have made at home too.  Here are some of our castles we made.

castle building!

14.1.21 - A Snowy Day!

The snow has made us really excited today.  We loved going out to do our Daily Mile in the snow today and seeing how we made footprints in the snow!  It wasn't long before more snow came down and we watched how this covered over our footprints.

The children who are working at home had a great time in the snow today as well!

WC 4th January 2021

 

Well what a strange start to the term we've had!  Well done to all our children for coping so well with all the changes that have been happening whether it is still coming to school or working through their remote learning ay home.  If you are working from home all of your learning will be uploaded to your portfolio.

 

This week we have been learning about the Princess and the Frog.  We have looked at rhyming words, competed maths work around the song 5 Little Speckled Frogs, and learnt all about the lifecycle of a frog.

 

In class on Friday afternoon we still enjoyed 'Feel Good Friday' and it was lovely to see that the children at home joined in with this doing their favourite 'feel good' activity at home too.  Have a look at our Feel Good Friday photos below!

Wow! what a fantastic term we have had in Beech class, we have celebrated lots of different cultures, celebrations and seasons. The children have worked so hard and we are so proud of all the achievements they have made. Thank you to all our parents too who have supported us and their children amazingly at home with weekly reading, phonics and homework. 

Christingle celebrations 2020

 

Today we made ur own Christingles and talked about what they represented to Christians. In the afternoon we had a special assembly with Reverend Peter from Skegby church, we sang songs and all lit our candles. We had a special time and we all got to take our Christingles home.

Children in need 2020

Children in Need- today we came dressed in our PJs to help raise money for Children in Need. We had lots of fun colouring Pudsey pictures and making masks. Thank you to everyone for taking part and coming in their PJs!

I Wonder ... our new topic this half term

Autumn 2

Wow what a busy half term we have planned! This half term our new topic is called' I wonder...' and we will be learning all about different celebrations across the world. This week we started our new topic off by learning about Bonfire Night and why we celebrate this.  We enjoyed roasting marshmallows over our campfire in forest schools and singing bonfire songs. 

We will be learning about Remembrance Day next week, followed by Diwali, birthday celebrations, winter and of course ending our term with Christmas!

 

 

Remembrance Day 2020

We have had lots of fun this week learning all about Remembrance Day. We made our own poppy biscuits and in Forest schools we made crosses and put them on a tree to remember the soliders that died in the war.

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