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Welcome to Beech Class!

 

 

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

Olaf

 

This week in Science we have been investigating what will hold Olaf and his friends together the best.  We had three ingredients to choose from, chocolate spread, icing sugar and hot chocolate.  The children all had a turn at predicting and talking about why they thought a certain ingredient would work the best..  Harley said "The hot chocolate will work the best because its thick"  and Lacey said "The chocolate spread would work the best because its really sticky." 

We then carried out our investigation and found that the icing sugar and chocolate spread held the snowmen together the best! 

 

        

 

We found some frozen teddy bears!! 

 

We have been super science investigators this week! We discovered that the teddy bears were frozen, we made predictions about what would melt the ice the quickest, oil, salt, sugar, chocolate sauce. 

We found out that the salt melted the ice the quickest! 

 

    

 

Spring Board 

 

Wow! Coach George and Matt were super impressed with Beech Class today! The children used the PE equipment safely and we were able to run onto the spring boards count out five jumps and then jump off the spring board and land with two feet! Beech Class you are AMAZING! 

 

 

       

Wrapping presents 

 

This week in Beech Class we have been challenged to wrap a present for Ted.  Miss Yates has left rolls of wrapping paper, tape, scissors and lots of different shaped toys! We are having so much fun wrapping the presents up to give to Ted! 

 

      

"I Do" 

 

This week we have been looking at the celebration of a wedding.  We looked at Miss Yates' wedding invitations and then wrote our own invites to Mrs Mellor inviting her to our wedding on Friday.  Throughout the week we were lucky enough to look at a real wedding dress and photos of Mrs O'Grady's wedding.  We also made wedding favours to enjoy after the wedding.  On Friday the children in reception took part in our pretend wedding, we had a vicar, bridesmaids and a best man. 

 

       

 

 

    

Dodgeball 

 

In PE we have been putting our throwing skills into action and have learnt how to play dodgeball.  We worked hard as a team, negotiated space and threw the ball to get the other team out! 

 

     

Scrap Play 

 

Thank- You to all the grown ups who have donated scrap they no longer need. We have had so much fun playing with it already! We have made bridges to walk over, ramps for the cars and houses for Tinkerbell and her friends! 

 

       

Clever fingers! 

 

Each week in Beech Class we set children different challenges to build up strength in their arms and hands.  This week the children had to use their pincers and picked out the cous cous.  The children have really enjoyed this challenge.  They have been so engrossed some children have spent a good ten minutes picking the cous cous from the large plate and putting it into their own dish! 

 

      

PE Session 

 

Wow, the children amazed me today with their throwing and catching skills! Most of the children in Beech Class were able to throw a bean bag into a target ring! They were also to show teamwork when working in partners to throw and catch the beanbags! 

 

      

Water Play 

 

This week we have been in the water and scooping the plastic balls out with the nets. The children had a challenge to tell their friend what initial sound they had got. The children have really enjoyed this activity so much so Miss Yates decided to trick them and add some CVC words and tricky words such as "go" and "pen" into the water. 

 

    

 

Well Done Beech Class you are becoming super at recognising and saying initial sounds!

 

counting 

 

In Beech Class we have been matching Number to quantity this week we have been choosing a cake case saying the number and then adding that many Pom poms to the cake cases! Well Done everybody that's had a go this week! 

 

       

Stay and play 

 

Our stay and plays have been such a success! The children in Beech Class had such a good time showing all the grown ups what we do in class.  We really enjoyed showing you all our learning that has taken place already! Thank you so much to all the grown ups who came too- it really means a lot to the children. 

 

         

Balancing 

 

we have been travelling along the apparatus confidently in our PE sessions.  Here are a few pictures to show you how confident we are becoming

 

         

 

 

Kippers Cake

 

We brought the story "Kipper's Cake" to life.  we followed Kipper's own recipe and instructions to make his cake.  Our ingredients included jam, butter, cornflakes, sugar, tomato sauce, baked beans and milk and then we mixed it altogether!   It wasn't very tasty!

 

 

         

 

 

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! 

 

          

Baking 

 

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! 

 

 

     

Beech Class 2016-2017

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISAPPEARING WRITING

 

We are learning to write our names in Letter-Join handwriting.  We traced over the letters to make our writing disappear.

 

 

 

 

BUILDING DENS

 

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!'

 

 

BAKING

 

We baked some delicious Fairy Cakes and Raspberry Buns to sell at our Macmillan Coffee Morning. 

 

 

 

 

 

ALLOTMENT

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

CRITICAL THINKING

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOUR MIXING

 

We painted each hand a different colour and then rubbed them together to make a new colour! 

 

 

 

BUBBLE PAINTING

 

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

 

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'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

 

 

Creating masterpieces

 

 

Building sandcastles

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATHS ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

 

In case you wanted to watch some of the songs from our Assembly again...

Counting By Tens Song Video

A song from our Assembly

Farmer Pete song with animation by Sunshine Class (pupils aged 5 years)

A song from our Assembly

Math song

A song from our Assembly

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!

 

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