Beech Class Update

Wow, what a week we’ve had! Beech Class are continuing to impress us with their attitude towards their learning and are showing Pride every day.

In Literacy this week we have been busy writing a letter from Henry from our book ‘Little Polar Bear’. We wrote to our best friend and told them all about our new and exciting journey to the North Pole and what we found there. Children used some great expanded noun phrases to describe what they could see and used conjunctions to join our sentences.

In Maths we’ve continued our learning on fractions, calculating halves, quarters and thirds. It was really tricky at the beginning of the week but we soon rose to the challenge and mastered finding fractions of numbers and objects.

In Geography we learnt all about climate change and the effect this has on the oceans around the world. We learnt that creatures in the ocean are struggling due to plastic being dumped in the ocean and sea levels are rising due to global warming. We came up with lots of ideas on how we help to combat climate change and we are going to try to use some of these every day!

In Computing, we learnt how to programme using Scratch Junior! We learnt how to make our character move, make sounds and add more than one character. It was so much fun and we can’t wait to do it again next week.

As part of our DT project, we made templates for our Beach Buggies so we know what size to cut our materials down to. Next week we will start to make our chassis and attach our wheels using axles and washers.

For our Science topic Light, we investigated light sources further and sorted these into man-made and natural sources. We also looked at what light sources can be used for and what they were designed for. We learnt that some sources like fire have several uses and others only have one purpose.

Finally in PSHE, we learnt about different types of families and our relationships with other people. As a class, we discussed what makes a happy family and we came up with lots of ideas to include in our ‘recipe’. Some great ideas included: a pot of play, a spoonful of love, a pinch of joy, a cup of laughter and a teaspoon of sharing.

A big well done to Violet who won our Pride award this week for her amazing attitude towards her learning and home learning. Jonathan won his 100 Pride Point award too. We also had lots of children who managed to get their raffle ticket for Strive for Pride this week.