BEECH CLASS 2017-2018
Welcome to our class page! Please keep checking up on this page as we will be putting lots of photographs and showing you what we have been learning in Beech Class!
I am so proud of all the children in Beech Class and how well they have settled into Beech Class and our school. The children are already showing our school values of Friendship, Kindness, Teamwork and Respect! The children are a credit to you all! - Miss Yates
We made some porridge for the Three Bears!
In Beech Class we made some porridge for the Three Bears. It smelt delicious and made us feel hungry so we all had a little try. The children described to porridge as "yummy" and "creamy"
Our Healthy Walk
Beech Class are really enjoying our new whole school initiative! We are walking around our school grounds everyday some of us are beginning to run around our school grounds and are able to beat Miss Yates!
We have been bakers in Beech Class we made some tasty cakes! The children were superstars listening to simple instructions and following a simple recipe to bake some cakes. The best part was watching them bake in the oven Leon and Jordan told me "The cake smell delicious," we took them home to eat... I hope the grown ups at home didn't eat them Beech Class!
PEOPLE WHO HELP US
Miss Lau's Mummy came to visit us. She talked to us about what it is like to be a chef and to work in a Chinese Takeaway. We had lots of fun practising cooking, trying fortune cookies and we even got some prawn crackers to take home!
HELPING HANDS-A WALK TO MILL HILL
We went for a walk in our local community to see the different people who help us.
Our first stop was Bentham Road Health Centre. We talked abopuit when and why we might need to visit the doctors and about the other people who work there e.g. nurses, receptionists etc.
We stopped at the pharmacy...
We also went to the library...
...and the Pet Shop...
There were lots of other types of shops and buildings that we saw...
We we saw the pub and the canal. We looked for some ducks to feed.
I WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE
Huge thanks to the PTFA and Miss McGrath for raising the money to buy new bikes and helmets. Beech Class have loved using them and are developing their gross motor skills, as well as control and coordination.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Once upon a time...
As part of our topic 'Once upon a time...' we have read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We are so good at acting out and retelling the story. We have some VERY scary giants in Beech Class.
We found some Magic Beans...I wonder if they'll take us on some magical adventures?
We planted some 'ordinary' beans, we are going to watch them carefully to see if they grow into beanstalks. We think that they will take longer than Jack's beans!
WHEN IT'S A SNOWY DAY...
We had lots of fun playing outside in the snow!! We were very careful so that we stayed safe. When we came in we warmed up with hot chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits!
I cannot believe the children have been in school for a full term! They have grown-up so much, learnt lots and lots and become valued members of Meadowhead Infants. I am so proud of how much they have all achieved as I am sure all of their grown-ups are! well done Beech Class!
A FROZEN ADVENTURE
We went for a winter walk in Sunnyhurst Woods...
We were excited to travel on a double decker coach. We had lots of fun exploring the woodland, finding interesting objects and looking how the environment had changed during winter. We had a hot chocolate and biscuit to warm ourselves up.
You will never believe who we saw though...
WOODLAND ADVENTURE- BIRD FEEDERS
Now it's Winter, the ground is frozen and it's tricky for the birds to find food. We made some bird feeders. We've really enjoyed watching the birds come to visit!
The evil Ice-Queen froze our class teddy Brian in ice. We had to think hard about how to get him out...!
One suggestion was giving him a rub to warm him up...
We tried using a hairdryer...
A blanket just kept the cold in!
He wouldn't fit in the microwave!
We tried cold water...
We couldn't cut the ice with scissors...
We knocked the ice with a hammer!
We investigated different ways of melting ice. We had one control with just ice, we added water to another, and tried one with salt and the other with sugar. We measured how long each block of ice took to melt.
As part of our Frozen mini-topic, we designed and made our own mini-snowmen. Using play-dough helps us to develop the muscles in our hands, ready for writing. We got a chance to use our creative flair!
As part of our Woodland Session this week, we built a pretend campfire. We sang campfire songs as we enjoyed our hot chocolate and marshmallows!
NURSERY RHYME WEEK
We loved Nursery Rhyme Week...Nursery Rhymes give us lots of the skills needed for reading. We acted out some rhymes, can you guess what they are?
We had the challenge of trying to stop Humpty from getting broken when he falls off the wall. We explored lots of different materials and thought carefully about which would work best and why? We practised our DT techniques as we joined and assembled his protective jacket. We tested and evaluated our work! We showed our 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' and were just like 'Thinking Thib!'
We do lots of practical maths in Beech class, we have been learning to count, compare length, make patterns, add one more and recognise numerals. Look at our super work!
We have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We thought about what we would like to eat with our porridge. We wrote a shopping list so we didn't forget what to buy, then visited Miss Esscopri's shop. The porridge was delicious!
I hope all our grown-ups enjoyed receiving the letter we wrote to them! We always try to give the children a reason for writing. We walked to the Post Office in Mill Hill to buy stamps and then popped the letter in the Post Box.
We do lots of role-play during outdoor learning. Here we are being Police Officers; we dressed up, looked for footprints, took finger prints and interviewed suspects.
We planted daffodil and tulip bulbs. We learnt what they need to grow, we are going to take really good care of them and are looking forward to seeing them come out in Spring.
The children were so excited about Halloween! We did lots of exciting activities in class and the children loved telling us what they had been up to at home.
Our home corner turned into a scary witch's house! We dressed up, wrote spells and made disgusting potions!
We made some special magic wands. Wrapping the materials round was tricky, activities like this help us to develop the control needed for writing.
We found it really interesting to explore and investigate the pumpkins.
WOODLAND ADVENTURE- COLOUR MATCHING
Every week we have a woodland session where we explore and adventure. During this session we were given swatches and had to find natural objects that matched that colour.
We are learning to write our names in Letter-Join handwriting. We traced over the letters to make our writing disappear.
We have been building dens during outdoor learning. We made houses with straw, sticks and bricks after reading the story of 'The Three Little Pigs.' Making dens needs lots of
co-operation and teamwork.
BRILLIANT BRAIN WEEK
We did lots of work about the brain this week.
We played Memory Games (Kim's Game). Miss Esscopri covered up the objects and took one thing away each time and the children have to try and remember which one it is.
We drew around our bodies, and made some labels. We learnt where our brain is.
We even looked at a sheep's brain. It was very interesting to look at but lots of us thought it was 'DISGUSTING!'
We baked some delicious Fairy Cakes and Raspberry Buns to sell at our Macmillan Coffee Morning.
We have been digging in our allotment. First we had to get the weeds out, then we turned the soil over and then we planted cabbages! We can't wait till they grow and we can eat them!
We have been working hard during outdoor learning. We have to solve problems and think hard about how to make things work. We have been measuring, timing and counting using the water and pipes.
We painted each hand a different colour and then rubbed them together to make a new colour!
We had lots of fun experimenting and blowing bubbles in the paint to create an interesting bubble effect.
OUR FIRST SCHOOL DINNER
We lined up smartly to choose what we would like for dinner. This is our Welfare Assistant Mrs McNally.
We can choose extra salad and fruit. We always remember to use our manners.
We are trying really hard to use our cutlery properly.
OUR FIRST WEEK IN SCHOOL
'Five Little Ducks went swimming one day...'
Looking after our pet cat in the home corner
Making a shopping list
Being the teacher
Solving problems and working together in the water
Having a 'brew'
Working hard to complete a puzzle
Learning about animals we keep as pets
MATHS ASSEMBLY VIDEOS
In case you wanted to watch some of the songs from our Assembly again...
A SPECIAL VISITOR
John Kirk, an actor and story-teller came into school to share an exciting assembly. We helped him to tell the stories of the Gingerbread Man, Rapunzel and the Three Billy Goats Gruff. He was very funny!