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Fire safety

Today in Beech class we had a firefighter from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service come to share with us some important safety messages. We have been learning about the role of the fire fighter, how to stay safe and what to do in the event of a fire.

 

Mrs Stevens got to pretend to be a fire fighter while we learned about what they wear when attending fires and rescuing people.

 

Thank you to James the fire fighter for sharing all of this important information with us.

Designing and making a Tudor house.

This week in Beech class we have been set the challenge in Design Technology to design, and make a Tudor house that would have been around during the Great Fire of London.

Our houses need to be strong, stiff, and stable so we can create a model village. We have also been asked to explore adding a moving mechanism. Before we design and make we have been exploring and evaluating how levers, moving wheels and tools work. Come along after school on Friday and see our finished models.

Making a lever.

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Making a moving picture wheel.

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Comparing Tudor and modern houses.

This week in Beech class we have been learning about the history of Tudor houses.

We looked carefully at the features of Tudor buildings and compared how they are different or similar to our own homes.

The Great Fire of London

Beech class had a very special visitor this week. Samuel Pepys spent time answering the children’s questions all about the Great Fire of London.

 

Where did the fire start?

What happened to all the houses? 

Why did the fire spread? 

How did they stop the fire? 

What did he hide under the ground? 

Why did he write a diary?

Collage

In Beech class we have been making collages using different types of paper. We wanted to create a cracked effect. Can you guess what we might turn these collages into? Make sure you check your child's book bag at the end of this week to see the final creation.

PSHE

Beech class have been discussing in PSHE how and when medicines should be used. They have also been focusing upon how important it is to use them safely.

Jigsaw Jo had a headache and the children suggested ideas for how to help.

Here are our top tips.

1. Drink plenty of water.

2. Go outside for some fresh air.

3. Have a little lay down.

4. If your head still hurts tell an adult and they will see which medicine might help.

Texture

Beech Class have been exploring different textures. We have been thinking carefully about what marks we can make to represent different polar animals.

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Maths in Beech Class

This week in Beech Class we have been using "clever counting" in 2's to find out how many pairs of shoes are in our classroom. We have also been identifying odd and even numbers. We had to flip a coin and see who could cross out all of their odd and even numbers first. Have a go at home at counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.

Miss Lucy had a baby performed by Beech Class

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Beech Class have been busy learning the poem Miss Lucy had a baby. We are proud to say we can now recite it without looking at the words.

History of Printing Day

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Beech Class has enjoyed learning about how printing has developed from William Caxton with the early printing press to the invention of the World Wide Web. The children created timelines and took part in printing activities some of which were edible! They thought about how creating books has changed and become a much easier process. A class book review was written and the children explored how to safely use the Internet to share our learning.

Guy Fawkes

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We have really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and 'The Gunpowder Plot'. We developed our skills of asking and answering questions about the events leading up to the capture of Guy Fawkes and the celebration which took place after. We have been busy exploring how music is created, produced and communicated through composing and creating a musical piece to pictures of fireworks. We hope you enjoy listening to our sound track of firework music.

Animal Alphabet

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The Beech class have been learning all about different animals. As part of this topic the children have learnt the skill of colour mixing using the primary colours red, yellow and blue to make green, purple and orange. The children then looked at paintings by the Scottish artist Steven Brown and painted an animal in a similar style. Each child painted an animal from a different letter of the alphabet, and their paintings have been made into an alphabet display in class. Please enjoy looking at the paintings with your child. Look out for the more unusual animals, the ferret, iguana, jackal, marmoset, numbat, quail and the vaquita!

Welcome to Beech love Mrs Burgess and Mrs Richardson

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Welcome to Beech class, we can't wait to have lots of fun with our learning 😊

Mrs Richardson

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Welcome to Beech Class!


Celebrating all of our fantastic home learning during lockdown. We are very proud of you all. 

Home learning

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Curriculum Information Evening September

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