Children In Need 2017

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We were all so excited to come to school ready to raise money for Children In Need.  Some of us were dressed in spots, some wearing our Pudsey ears and some of us even got our face painted with spots!

After lunch, Beech class joined the whole school in the hall where Mrs Thomas announced that we were lucky enough to have a very important visitor!

We could not believe it when who should walk into the hall…?

PUDSEY BEAR!  We were all so surprised and cheered so loudly it hurt the Teacher’s ears!

Mrs Thomas presented Pudsey with a big cheque for all the money that we had raised at school for Children In Need and she even gave Pudsey a big hug!

Afterwards, we all practiced ‘The Dab’.  Don’t we all look great!

 

Mrs Thomas even showed us how to ‘Dab’ with Pudsey Bear!  This made everyone cheer the loudest!

At the end, Pudsey had his photograph taken with the whole school!  We had so much fun with Pudsey and think he promotes such a wonderful charity helping to raise money for Children In Need!

THANK YOU PUDSEY BEAR!

Beech Garage

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Today we had the grand opening of our new role play area, Beech Garage!

Mrs Fisher has been working so hard to get it ready and set it all up, we are even going to have a car to paint with wheels to fix on with nuts and bolts!  Thank you Mrs Fisher xx

 

Mrs Thomas was invited to cut the ribbon at our grand opening!

The children have loved playing in it today!

 

Remembrance Day

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In readiness for our Remembrance commemorations at The Cenotaph, the children were busy making their own poppies out of red fabric, netting and black pom poms!  They showed great fine motor skills and perseverance to each create their own poppy to go on a class wreath.

Mrs Fisher and Mrs Graham worked really hard to assemble the wreath…doesn’t it look fantastic!  It’s hard to believe that it started out as 3 yellow sponges!

On Friday 11th November we walked with the whole school up to The Cenotaph at St. John’s Church.

Unfortunately we were greeted with really heavy rain and so our Commemoration service took place inside the Church.  Harley and Adelaide were chosen to represent Beech Class and lay down our class wreath at the front of the church.  They did a super job and were very respectful.

Each class created their own poppy wreath to place down at the memorial.  They all looked beautiful.

The service was beautiful and very moving.

In the afternoon our school hall was filled with parents, Grandparents and visitors from our local community.

Beech class had worked hard with Mrs O’Donnell to practice singing the song ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary!’

We performed this on the stage to everyone in the hall and sounded AMAZING! We all had smiles on our faces and even had some actions to go with our song.  We all thoroughly enjoyed it and Mrs O’Donnell was extremely proud!

Well done Beech Class!

Half Term!!!

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Well what a wonderful but very long half term we have had. Eight weeks in and we feel that the children in Beech Class have been a real credit to you their parents, the school and themselves.  They have worked so hard and they are really enjoying their learning. Although we must say that not surprisingly the children are all very tired!  In fact I walked in and this is what they were doing!

   

I think you’ll agree they deserve to have a lovely rest in the holidays.

When they come back I’m sure this is how they will be…

   

Wide awake and ready for another fun filled half term of learning.

Enjoy your holidays.

Mrs Graham

The Creation Story.

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Here in Beech Class we have been looking at the story of creation in R.E.

We have talked lots about what God created and on which days he did this.  The children have ordered the story in their books and we looked at how God believes we are all creative.  The children were set a challenge to ‘create’ something.  They had free choice and they came up with all sorts of different and wonderful things.

Have a look at these pictures.

“I made a racing car.”

“I made a beautiful rainbow.”

“I painted an apple tree.”

“I wrote a song!”

A few girls decided together to create a rainbow outside on the floor using the large chalks.  They worked together to create it and it went around the outside of the classroom.  Well done girls.

I have created a space ship.

What wonderful creators we have in Beech Class.

We also all went outside to wonder at God’s creation.  It was a cloudy day but we saw many wonderful things.

Just look at what we saw!

This lovely flower had tiny perfectly formed drops of water left over from the rain.

This woodlouse was so fast we nearly missed him. That’s why he is blurry!

These gorgeous blue/purple flowers give a lovely splash of colour to our playground.

The sky was dark and stormy and we could see that the clouds were lots of different colours of grey. Somebody said they thought it looked like it was going to rain.

This rare sight of a bee on a tree. He stayed very still while we took his picture.

This very dramatic picture was taken just as the sun was trying to break through the dark clouds.  The children thought it looked very strange but also amazing.

We all agreed that God has created many great things and it was hard to say which was our favourite. One of the choices was ‘us’!  I think that was a wonderful answer.  Well done Beech Class you have all been very thoughtful and considerate of others opinions during this R.E. topic.

Harvest Festival

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Last week as you know we held our annual Harvest Festival in church.  Those of you who were lucky enough to come to the service were treated to a fantastic display from all the classes.  Our theme this year was ‘Trees’ and one of the chosen charities was ‘Tree Aid’ who unlock the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment in Africa.

In Beech class we worked with Holly Class to show all the things that come from ‘Trees’.

Here are a selection of items that we displayed in church.

  

They all did a super job.

Autumn Walk

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Last week Beech Class went on an autumn walk around the grounds of school.

                 

      

They found lots of signs that we were in the season of autumn.

When they were back in the classroom the children made autumn pictures in the style of the artist ‘Andy Goldsworthy’.

Andy Goldsworthy creates artwork based on nature.  I think you’ll agree that these are just as good as his!

    

 

 

     

The children also wrote adjectives for autumn onto coloured leaves.  These have been displayed in the classroom.

The children have also been writing shape poems for autumn, they have created lots of words as a group, then they wrote their own sentences and finally they wrote a shape poem on their chosen shape of either, Tractor, Jar of Jam, Leaves.

What a great time we’ve all had in Beech class looking at ‘Autumn’.

 

 

 

Superheroes PE!

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In P.E. we have be learning how to create shapes and actions that mirror lots of superheroes.  Through dance we have learnt a routine which shows off our best skills.  We have learnt to stand, balance, move between actions and coordinate our movements to superhero music.

 

Just look at our pictures to see what fun we had.

We are Scientists

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In beech Class we have been learning about different materials and deciding what things are made from.

We explored materials and decided what we could make from those materials.

Then we arranged different objects into their material type.

  

We had a wonderful time finding out!

Maths fun

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Maths, maths, maths.

Here in Beech class we have been learning lots in maths.  So far this year we have been counting, sorting, measuring, learning number patterns and singing songs to help us learn our numbers.

Below is a selection of photographs of some of our learning so far!  We hope you like them.