Beech Class News
Spring Term 2022
During the Spring Term of Year 3, we have been learning about forces and magnets in our Science lessons. We performed an amazing experiment using the magnets where we tested various items, such as tin cans and paper clips, to see which would be magnetic and why this might be. We used teamwork to investigate what would be magnetic and considered what would make our experiment a fair test.
During our Wows and Wellbeing, we linked our wonderful English book, How to train your Dragon, to our Mindfulness Drawing Workshops and created wonderful sketches of Toothless!
Spring Term 2020
For the majority of children we were teaching remotely. This involved a daily English and Maths live lesson as well as one other live lessons focusing on a range of other topics such as French, RE, History, Geography and Science. We also celebrated Wellbeing Wednesday where all children tried to spend the day off the screen focusing on their wellbeing. We are so proud of all families and children for their resilience during this time.
Some wonderful work was completed during this time.
Autumn Term 2020
Beech class have had a fantastic term. The children have been working hard in all subjects.
In English, the children have been reading the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. They have made story maps in talk for writing, written sustained stories and recounts. The children have impressed us by using a range of grammar from fronted adverbials to expanded noun phrases. In Maths, the children have been leaning about times table and division facts. The children are growing in confidence with their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. In Science, the children have been learning about animals and humans, looking at how they obtain food and the food groups needed for a healthy lifestyle. In RE, the children have been learning about People of God and what it is like to be one of God’s people. The children looked at the story of Noah’s Ark, thinking about the covenant God made with Noah which inspired the children to explore covenants we make with others.
We are really impressed with the children’s perseverance, resilience and positive attitude to learning.
Autumn Term 2019
This term Beech Class have been learning about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We went on a trip to Waltham Abbey, where we looked for edible plants, made cave paintings and used flint to start fire. It was great fun!
Summer Term 2019
Beech class have been learning all about the Romans. We’ve learnt lots of interesting things and we even got to visit the Verulamium where we handled artefacts and tried to work out what they were used for. One of our highlights was seeing the enormous mosaics and the hypocaust.
Autumn Term 2019
This half term, Beech Class have been learning about animals and their skeletons. We have assembled and named the bones in the human body, and learnt about endoskeletons, exoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons in a variety in animals. The Natural History Museum even stepped in and gave us a helping hand when we got a little confused about snail skeletons.
Autumn Term 2018
Beech class have been learning about the Stone Age. We have learnt about the different time periods and all about how life changed during this time. We particularly enjoyed an exciting Stone Age day out at Waltham Abbey, where we took part in a range of activities, including creating our own cave paintings by candlelight. It was great fun!