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.
Mrs Mel Hooper – Class Teacher
Mrs Tina Chesterman – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
As part of our outdoor lesson today we used the natural environment to inspire us as writers. Everyone had to find a place to sit, watch and listen for 10 minutes, making a map of sights and sounds. After that we used our maps to write about the natural environment. Some people chose to write poems and some people chose to write information pieces. Some of our work is now on display. Being wild writers completes another of our RSPB Wild Challenges.
We had a brilliant outdoor lesson today. We have decided to complete the RSPB Wild Challenge Bronze Award. So, we made a habitat home. First we dug a trench. Then we choose logs to put in the trench – some had to be sawn up. Unfortunately, our saw horse is still waiting to be put together, so Mrs Hooper did the sawing and some of the children helped to hold the logs. Our finished habitat home looked amazing and had worms and woodlice moving in straight away – with a bit of help from the children of course! You could try the Wild Challenge at home as well – it is open to anyone.
Copies of the class letter and topic overview can be seen by clicking on the links below:
We had a good time in the wildlife area using natural materials to make an Easter garden. Can you spot the crosses and tombs? We also had fun decorating our hard boiled eggs, thinking about new beginnings and then using the eggs for racing on the playground. Some eggs definitely lasted better than others…
Maths Week – our trip to Waitrose, Superbuy and the Church. In Waitrose the children were challenged to choose their ideal lunch, find the most expensive and cheapest item in a section, find the cost of ingredients for making a cake and to find out where some of the fruit and vegetables had been grown. In Superbuy they had the chance to spend their pound and at the church we looked for shapes, lines and symmetry. Oh and we also had the chance to find two geocaches. A very busy morning.
Last activities all completed, it has been a fantastic three days.
Ashlands were all up, dressed and packed, ready for breakfast by 8.15am?
Another busy day of activities with lots of fun and laughter. Most people have tested the showers this evening and everyone is now dressed up waiting for the disco to start.
8.15am – up playing games, STILL waiting for breakfast. It has been a long two hours!
6.15am – WE’RE AWAKE!! All the children were asleep by 10.15pm (closely followed by Mrs H and Mrs M) but with the sun shining brightly straight into our bedroom windows everyone is now wide awake. The only problem – wake up bell is at 7.45am and breakfast isn’t until 8.30am. This could be a long two hours…
Clean plate awards – toad in the hole, pasta or salad, followed by ice-cream with waffles. Now for the evening activity – Cluedo in the dark…
We arrived just in time for lunch – burgers and smilies, then it was straight into the afternoon activities: team building, wall climbing, grass sledging and mountain biking.
Waiting for the bus… (a replacement bus as the first one has broken down outside Misterton School).
Outdoor lesson – Friday 17th March
We had a brilliant team work morning in the forest school. Minnie became our ‘official photographer’ whilst everyone had another go at flint knapping, clearing brambles and finishing the planting of our 60 trees. Mrs Chesterman also tested out our new kettle and fire grid, making hot chocolate and cooking sausages.
Sixty trees have arrived in school – these were free from the Woodland Trust. Beech Class have been helping to clear an area of the Forest School to plant the new trees as a hedge.
Year 4 had a fantastic day on their Pilgrimage to Wells Cathedral as the first part of their transition to middle school. They took part in different activities and met children from different first schools across Somerset including some from Misterton, Haselbury and St Bartholomews.
We had a fantastic time at New Barn Field Centre. The weather didn’t dampen our enthusiasm as we learnt all about farming, food preparation, weapons, medicines, clay pots and painting in the Stone Age.
The Christmas Production rehearsals have been going well. Here is a sneak preview of the show from our dress rehearsal yesterday.
Year 4 Project homework
Well done to all of Year 4, your homework projects were brilliant.
In our Outdoor Lesson this week we had fun making mud muffins. We wrote a class set of instructions for making mud muffins as part of our English work. We couldn’t use all the ingredients in the instructions, but we enjoyed getting very muddy!
In our Outdoor Lesson this week, we followed instructions to try and light a fire using firesteels.
Masterchef Meets Bake-Off: for our instruction writing WOW starter, Mrs Chesterman turned the classroom into a studio whilst making delicious seasonal vegetable soup.
Another maths game for you to play – using Roman numerals.
Follow this link to practice your rounding skills at home. Try each of the different interactive games.
This term our whole school topic is Fizzwhizzing Snozzcumbers. In Beech Class we will be finding out about the life of Roald Dahl and the places he lived and worked in, particularly in Somerset. This is our overview for the whole term.
You can see the Autumn Parent letter here:
Our first outdoor lesson – seasonal fruits. Peeling apples; making blackberry and apple stew on the fire; tasting the blackberries and apples; picking elderberries to make elderberry syrup (Marvellous Medicine).
Very exciting in class today – first time using the brass instruments. Everyone did very well and managed to blow raspberries to make their instrument work! They’ll be coming home soon…
In RE we wrote our own class lunchtime prayer. This is our prayer: