What a wonderful few weeks it has been with Beech Class. Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed exploring our topic question “Why do we celebrate bonfire night?”
We have explored life in Stuart England and why Guy Fawkes and his plotters were so angry. We have met our local Member of Parliament Tim Farron, who answered some questions about what it is like working in Parliament today.
In science we have been exploring states of matter and have been conducting experiments on melting, freezing and evaporation leading on to learning about the water cycle.
The adults in Beech class this term will be: Miss Minton- Class teacher
Mrs Scott =Teaching Assistant
Mr Pegg- Senior Teaching Assistant
Beech class had an amazing time at the overnight camp! They started the day with lots of fun activities at High Close and then came back to school and set up their tents in the back field.
After that, we had our dinner and headed to the campfire area for toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate. The next day, we headed to Brockhole on Windermere and had lots of fun on the Treetop nets!
Trip to Cathedral Caves....
The Great Fire of London: News report
As part of our plants science topic, Year 1 and 2 grew their own sunflowers. We watched them grow before sending them home to be planted in the children's gardens.
We finished the term with a week full of festivities, such as our Christmas lunch at Wainwrights, a party with Oak class, making decorations and delivering Christmas cards to local care homes.
To continue our Science work, we tested the suitability of different materials as an outfit for an ice man. We tested which materials could prevent the ice men from melting for the longest amount of time. Lots of super ideas shared about how to ensure we kept it a fair test. Well done Year 1 and 2!
This half term, Year 1 and 2 have been learning about materials in Science. We completed an 'egg drop experiment' to look at which everyday materials could provide the most protection for the egg. We made predictions and compared these to the results. Great work Beech Class!
Happiness is... dancing with the autumn leaves!
We had lots of fun running our own 'Environment Day' at school! We managed to complete lots of the conservation activities from our Skill Tree Passports, such as making bird feeders and raising environmental awareness, as well as taking part in a nature themes webinar from WWF.
To celebrate 'Outdoor Classroom Day', Beech class spent the morning out in the forest. We spend time reflecting on the natural environment around us. We used our thoughts and ideas as a basis for some super descriptive writing about why the natural world is so wonderful.
Year 1 children made their own outdoor number line!
Year 1 found some leaves and beech nuts and used these to help them with their addition work during maths.
Using sticks outside to identify 'greater than' and 'less than' in maths.
Beech class enjoyed taking part in an obstacle course as part of their PE warm up. This course really tested our balancing skills!
This half term we are looking at the text 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers. The children have enjoyed lessons both inside and outside the classroom as we have been looking at using descriptive language to enhance our writing. Great work Beech Class!
We had lots of fun exploring our school grounds for mini-beasts and creatures in our science lesson! We also did some tracking to find evidence of different animals that had been in the forest.
Wow, what a busy first week back at school! It has been great to see lots of familiar faces returning as well as welcoming some new children into Beech Class. This week we have spent lots of time getting to know each other and talking about our hopes and aspirations for the forthcoming academic year. The children have also enjoyed lots of outdoor lessons such as Maths, English, PE, Science and Art. What a brilliant start to the year!