As well as practising for our fantastic class assembly, Beech Class learnt about how important it is to show tolerance. We linked this to writing about why we would be a good leader and then everyone experienced voting in private. Our class prime minister did a great job on Friday!
We hope you had a restful but fun Easter break. The first part of our Summer term is quite a short one but will still be
full of fun learning - it will be lovely to continue using our outside learning area in the (hopefully!) increasingly sunny weather!
Our learning for Term 5 and Term 6 is themed around ANIMALS. Be prepared to hear lots about unusual creatures, interesting habitats and wildlife presenters!
Our learning in Beech Class will include:
- writing stories with familiar settings and poems in English
- thinking about our school value of tolerance in our P4C (Philosophy for Children) sessions
- calculating and using number facts in Maths
- identifying and classifying animals in Science
- devloping our Gym and Sports Day skills in P.E. (Monday and Wednesday)
- considering why David Attenborough is an important figure in History
- finding out about habitats for humans and animals in Geography
- creating moving animations in Computing
- looking at the artist Alan Hunt and making prints in Art
- thinking about ideas about creation in R.E.
- designing and creating animal pom-poms in Design and Technology.
Our value this term is tolerance. Please remember to check the school newsletters and noticeboards outside the classrooms for reminders or extra copies of letters.
We all enjoyed lots of Science fun in the sunshine this week. Our general theme was CHANGES and we explored how tasty chocolate buttons can change state by melting. Beech Class were great at making sensible Science predictions for where to put ice cubes in our classroom to stop them changing by melting. It was exciting to see the water change back into ice too! We loved using high-tech key pad devices to all answer questions in a memorable session led by Science Oxford. To round up a wonderful week, we watched in amazement as Science Oxford delivered an amazing presentation with eye-opening experiments.
Well done to everyone in Beech Class who brought in an interesting invention for the Egg Drop competition - there are clearly some future engineers in Year 1! :)