In English, Beech class have been writing Folk Tales. We learned that Folk Tales are stories with morals that were passed down over time. We adapted some well-known Folk Tales and performed them. We also know the features of a Folk Tale and have enjoyed writing our own. They are fantastic- well done Beech Class.
In Maths, we have been working with fantastic fractions! We learned to simplify fractions, find equivalent fractions and find fractions of amounts. We also did really well when adding fractions.
During Design Technology lessons, we have been working towards designing a meal for Bear Grylls. This was quite a challenge because there are lots of things he doesn’t like, such as bread and sugar! We wrote our own food diaries to see if we are having all the right foods off the eat well plate. We then looked at each other’s and, like dietitians, we advised each other about how our diets could be improved.
We then made fruit and veg kebabs, topped with honey and a tiny bit of chocolate sauce! This helped us learn how to prepare and cut fruit and veg safely. Of course, we enjoyed eating them afterwards!
Summer Term 2018
Beech Class started off the Summer Term with our topic, 'Water Water Everywhere!'. Our main subjects were Science, History, Geography and Art.
In Science, we looked at Solids, Liquids and Gases and their Properties. We explored what happens when they are heated and cooled, as well as the role of evaporation and condensation in the Water Cycle.
In History, Beech Class have learned lots about the River Nile and why it was so important to the Ancient Egyptians. We made our very own Shaduf's. This was a challenge!
During our Art lessons we did some observational drawings of a river and used watercolours to paint a line drawing of the sea. But I think our favourite was creating a picture with bubbles!
Beech Class went on a trip to Brockholes Nature Reserve and had lots of fun, whilst learning about the features of a River and the Water Cycle. We made River models using branches and other things we found in the woods. We enjoyed bird spotting with our binoculars. Beech class are now experts on Rivers!
Beech Class have written some fantastic poems around the theme of water! We had lots of fun reading and writing Kennings. We also wrote Information Leaflets about Mousehole. I think a lot of us would like to go for a nice holiday to Mousehole now!
This half term in Maths we have been very busy! We have created our own Bar Charts, looked at the different types of angles and even made cocktails whilst we were learning about Volume and Capacity.
Beech Class have been talking about being different, and why that is great! We have discussed how we are all different, but similar too and that differences should be valued and celebrated.
So far during the summer term the children have been learning about the Romans. They have really enjoyed this topic and produced some fantastic work.
In English, the children used books and the internet to find out lots of interesting facts about the Romans. They then used this information to create non-chronological reports all about the Romans. Some children made their reports on the laptops using power point and some children wrote them by hand. The children have also looked at play scripts, relating to Roman stories. They have learnt all of the features and have even written their own play scripts based on the Romans.
In History, we learnt about key events that happened during the Roman times and why they invaded Britain. The children also learnt about the Roman army and how it differs from the army today. In Geography the children used maps and atlases to identify Roman towns both locally and nationally. They also learnt a lot about Roman roads and even had a Roman expert come to visit the class to tell them all about Roman roads. The children thoroughly enjoyed this and asked some great questions.
In Art, the children have been making Roman shield's. They have learnt all about the structure of a shield, the patterns they had on them and how they were used. The children then made their shields out of cardboard, adding a yoghurt pot for the boss. The shields they made look fabulous and they even practiced walking like the Romans did with their shields.
In Maths, the children have learnt about decimals, ordering them, adding and subtracting them and identifying the place value of the numbers involved. They have also recapped how to find the perimeter of shapes and spaces and have then progressed onto finding the area of shapes and spaces.
In Science, our topic has been The Skeleton. The children have learnt all about the structure of the skeleton and the names of the bones in the human body. They have also learnt about the different types of skeletons, vertebrate, invertebrate and exoskeleton, and which animals have those different skeletons.
During the summer term, the children have also taken part in Enterprise week. They worked really hard throughout the week and produced some fantastic products. The children made posters and invitations to promote their product and stall, took part in an advertising video and made price lists for their stall. They designed and made their products independently and made the labels, with instructions to attach to their mugs and hot chocolate spoons. All of their hard work paid off and the children made £922.89, resulting in them winning the week with the most profit per child throughout the whole school. WELL DONE BEECH CLASS!