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Welcome to BEECH Class

Welcome to Beech Class.

We are a year 1/2 class taught by Mrs Burgess (Mon., Tues, (alternate Wed) and Mrs Ball (alternate Wed) Thurs., Fri.)  Mrs Fairclough is our class TA.

Our aim is to create a positive and creative learning environment where the children feel happy to learn.

We follow the principles of Growth Mindset to encourage the children to challenge themselves and to appreciate that we can learn from our mistakes.

We  enjoy a variety of subjects across the curriculum that engage and inspire learning.

We  have daily phonics, Maths and English lessons. 

We  are lucky to have a role play area in the classroom too, which supports and helps develop creativity and Literacy skills.

Each week Beech also enjoy History/ Geography, Science, Music, PSHE and RE lessons.

Lessons are planned to engage and stimulate the children and support or extend their needs where appropriate.

Our topics this year will be:

Superhero's

Traditional Tales

Dinosaurs

Kings, Queens and Castles

On the Farm

The Seaside

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday 18th September 2017, Beech Class had a Superhero-themed day to start the Term's topic off with a WOW! All the children came to school dressed as a fictional or real-life superhero. The children participated in a selection of activities over the course of the day, these included; designing a new superhero in English; junk modelling to create a useful object to help a superhero; playdough task cards; and superhero relay races! The children had a great day and our writing this week was based on their superhero design. They were also introduced to a real-life heroine, Florence Nightingale. We look forward to keeping you updated as our topic progresses.

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We invited Major Burgess into school so we could practice our interview technique and ask him prepared questions which the children had written. After speaking with Major Burgess and looking at medals and ceremonial sword they were able to recount what they had learnt from his visit. They really enjoyed having a visitor in the class and were very good at listening and asking insightful questions.

 

Making Gingerbread Men

We have made Gingerbread Men as part of our topic on Traditional Tales.  We followed a recipe and weighed the ingredients, We then rolled them out and cut out the biscuits and decorated them with currants.

Later on in English we wrote instructions to tell Mr Gingerbread Man how we made him.  We had to use 'Bossy verbs' for our instructions.

The Gingerbread biscuits tasted very good to eat!.