Archive for December, 2017

Science fun!

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Experimenting with taste.

This week we have been looking at the senses and in particular taste!

We talked about our mouths and were able to name the different parts of it such as tongue, taste buds, palete, saliva glands and others.

After this we did an experiment to see which things we could taste between something which is sweet, salty, sour and bitter.  The children were extemely brave and not one child refused to try one of the  taste test items.

We used Sugar, Lemon juice, Coffee (Decaffinated), salt.

Their faces were brilliant as we tried them.

Just look at our pictures!!

Lights, Camel, Action!

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Weren’t we fabulous!

Beech class thoroughly enjoyed their two wonderful performances of Lights, Camel, Action for the Key Stage 1 nativity 2017!  There were BIG smiles all round, what a wonderful celebration!

The children thoroughly immersed themselves into the spirit of the performance.  They sang their hearts out and showed us some very funky moves!

What was your favourite song?  Mine was definitely The Funky Camel but a close second was the amazing Disco Star!

Beech class had the important roles of main choir, instrumentalists, line dancers and ballerina angels.  They were all fantastic and have been practicing so hard to make these performances special.

Thank you to you, the wonderful parents who sorted costumes and for coming to support the performances.  You must be so proud of your children, as I am overwhelmingly proud as their teacher!

Big thanks to Mrs Fisher for making props and sorting costumes and to Miss Walton for revising the script and songs!  It all worked perfectly!

We’re almost their…the children are all getting tired. Let’s get through the next few days together before we all enjoy a well deserved rest (?!) over Christmas.  Well done everybody!

Christmas Lunch!

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What an exciting lunch time…crackers, crowns and a delicious meal!

Children, Staff and Governors enjoyed a Christmas meal together.  So much fun!

The countdown to Christmas has begun!

Where’s My Hug?

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Beech Class with author Tim Milner and Illustrator Tania Sneesby

We were lucky enough to have author Tim Milner and Illustrator Tania Sneesby in school to launch their wonderful book ‘Where’s My Hug?’  Tim spoke to the children about his inspiration for the story coming from something his daughter said to him when he got home from work.

Tania showed the children how she created the illustrations for the book using her talents as a textile artist combined with a photographer to add the magical touches to bring the story to life.

The children had the chance to ask questions about skills for writing, how the illustrations were created and also shared their own ideas for writing with Tim and Tania.

Thank you to our very talented visitors for sharing the story and giving us your time, we all feel very inspired now!



Haverthwaite Railway with a very special guest…

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Beech and Holly Class enjoyed a wonderful day at Haverthwaite Railway in the Lake District.

As part of our topic ‘Around the world in 80 Days’ we went to Haverthwaite to enjoy a ride to The Lakeside aboard a traditional Steam train.  We enjoyed singing Christmas songs along the way and we were surprised by a very special guest…can you guess who?

We were shown the way to our carriage and got ourselves comfy.

“Eye spy with my little eye, something beginning with S…!”  Ho Ho Ho!

Santa arrived! He took the time to talk to all the children and told them not to forget a mince pie or two on christmas eve with a glass of milk and a carrot for the reindeer.

All the children told Santa that they had been very good girls and boys, Mrs O’Donnell confirmed this to be absolutely true!

What lucky girls and boys!  Everyone received a gift from Father Christmas and remembered to say a big thank you!

After getting our presents, we all enjoyed a merry sing along with Santa!  We sang lots of different songs… When Santa got stuck up the chimney, Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, Jingle bells, Incy Wincy Spider – The Christmas version! The Reindeer Pokey (a version of The Hokey Pokey!) but to name a few!

Mrs O’Donnell’s favourite song was definitely The reindeer pokey!

What was your favourite song girls and boys of Beech Class?

We enjoyed lunch with a beautiful view at the southern tip of Lake Windermere.  We were blessed with perfect weather for our day out.

Mrs Graham and Mrs O’Donnell got into the festive spirit and enjoyed singing the Christmas songs and playing the instruments too!

We got off the train at The Lakeside to stretch our legs, have a look at the boats and go to the toilet!

Time for Beech Class to say ‘Cheeeese!’

Our journey ended after lunch but we all enjoyed our special Christmas journey on the steam train.

The children…and some staff enjoyed exerting some energy in the play area before the coach came to pick us up.

Mrs Graham…!


Smiles all round from Beech Class after a wonderful day at Haverthwaite!  Mrs O’Donnell was very proud of all the children, they were all brilliantly behaved!

We even spotted a diesel train just before we left!  Mrs Fisher went to investigate and confirm our sightings!

Thank you Haverthwaite for a wonderful day!

Thank you to all our Beech class staff too – Mrs Graham, Mrs Fisher, Ms Winstanley, Mrs Yeh and Mrs Martin.  Your help was so greatly appreciated.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as the children!  A big thank you also to Miss Walton for helping to arrange the trip for both classes!