Welcome to Beech Class!
Welcome to our class webpage. On here you can find out what we will be doing each term in class, see some photos of us at work and find reminders about upcoming events.
We hope you enjoy exploring this page.
This is the prayer that Beech Class have written for lunchtimes.
At Wells Cathedral, we enjoyed our workshop activities – making shells, doing drama and exploring the cathedral as pilgrims. Our class prayer was chosen for the service, with Archie reading it out, Ruby collected our pilgrimage candle and Chloe and Nancy carried our school banner during the procession.
We had another fantastic outdoor lesson making roman catapults. Thank you to our parent helpers, who assisted with sawing wood and tying knots!
Bobby impressed us all today with his knowledge of European countries. The challenge is now on – can you earn yourself a green leaf by also naming the European countries? Have a look at this website to help you:
We started the year with a brilliant trip to the Dorset County Museum. Everyone had a great time and we had fun finding out all about the Romans in Britain. We sat on real roman mosaics, explored the roman town house remains although the favourite part was seeing the skeletons in the Roman Gallery, complete with ballista bullet!
In DT we made moving story books all about the Christmas Story. We then shared them with Ash Class.
As part of our Christmas celebrations we made marshmallow snowmen.
Our last forest school session of the term and we planted daffodil bulbs. We are looking forward to seeing the burst of colour in the spring. We also used our outdoor voices to find some volume in our last practice for the Nativity on Monday.
Have you seen the Tudor street in our classroom? Some of the children made models of Tudor houses as part of their homework projects. All work is now on display, please do come and see the fantastic work.
Making reindeers on a cold December afternoon.
We used different tools to help make our reindeer as part of an outdoor lesson. At the end we enjoyed hot chocolate to warm us up.
After learning the Ukulele for only 9 weeks the children performed brilliantly in their music concert.
We had fun learning our song Healthy Habanera and performing it as part of the whole school Harvest Festival Service at St Bartholomew’s Church.
Chloe and Nancy also read a prayer.
We thought about harvest and the foods that we can harvest from our local area. We all had a go at peeling a cooking apple, which Mrs Chesterman then cooked over the fire. The apple puree was delicious. Mrs Chesterman also cooked us some sausages as a snack whilst we cleared all the stinging nettles and the invasive Himalayan Balsam from around our new trees.
Maths – we have been ordering 4 digit numbers using the concrete and abstract.
It’s been a busy start to the term and the children are now settled into all of our routines.
Around the classroom we have different displays to celebrate our successes: Times Tables Challenge, Reading Treasure Map and Out of School Achievements. We also have our reflection area, with our rainbows of hopes and wishes for the year and our class lunchtime prayer. Please come and have a look.
Our Reading Treasure Map
Our Times Tables Challenge
Our Out of School Achievement Board – don’t forget to share with us what you have been up to.
Follow these links to see a copy of our class topic web and parent letter for the Autumn term and our class timetable.
In our first outdoor lesson we wrote a class set of rules for using the outdoor area. We also had fun making and ‘exploding’ volcanoes. Sorry no photographs – Mrs Hooper forgot to take the camera!
Our Outdoor Rules