Welcome to Beech Class
2018 - 2019
We are a year 3/4 class of 28 boys and girls. Our classroom is lovely and the newest in the school. We have lovely teachers too! Miss Cox is our class teacher and our support teachers are Mrs Nicklin, Mrs Robarts and Mr Murphy. This term we are learning about 'The Mayans' and our focus in science is 'Animals including Humans'. We shall also be using a resource called 'HeartSmart' in PSHE lessons which will help our resilience. In English we are reading the book 'Giant' by Kate Scott. We look forward to sharing our work with you over the coming year.
Today, September 7th 2018, the sun was shining and so Miss Cox decided to take her class outside for some fun maths activities. These activities included having to work together carefully in order to organise each other into specific categories. We all worked really well together and it made a lovely change from doing maths in our books!
Organising ourselves into height order Organising ourselves into height order
Organising ourselves to show colour of eyes graphically - Longest line blue, shortest mixed colour eyes
Boys organising themselves into height order Girls organising themselves
We all did it!
We are a fantastic class of 14 Year 3 and 18 Year 4 children. We have settled in well to our new class and are enjoying our new topic of The Stone Age to The Iron Age. Today we have been creating Stone Age style pictures and in our writing, we have begun to write an adventure cave story. This links in with our class book which is 'Stig of the Dump'.
Spellings really can be fun!
A new year and a new approach towards learning our spellings! Today the whole school had a fun spelling day.
Beech Class were looking at 'Contraction Words' and had fun doing a variety of activities to help remember them. They sang about the 5 vowels which the apostrophes replace and managed 3 different rhythms simultaneously - cool !
They did some lovely finger painting, made some model contraction words out of clay, created words as stain-glass window affects, came up with some crazy mnemonics to help remember the words, and, had fun with a quick quiz!
All -in-all, a great time was enjoyed by all...even by Miss Cox and Mrs Nicklin!
Beech Class have been learning about Christianity this half term and have been looking at the concept of 'Holy'. What it means and what they recognise as a Holy image or symbol. Binsted is a Church of England School and so we were lucky to have a guest speaker who is a practising Catholic. This was extremely interesting for the children who find it difficult to comprehend that we are all Christians, despite following either Church of England or Catholic religion. Mr Taylor was faced with many questions from the children and he was able to help unravel any confusions that had arisen. Some questions:
Do Catholics speak different languages?
Do Catholics eat any special foods?
Do Catholics go to different churches?
Do they have vicars?
Do they follow Jesus?
Do they wear special clothes?
Many thanks to Mr Taylor for enlightening us all.
There are times when we all need to reflect and evaluate what we are doing and how things are going. Being resilient is not always easy but by developing skills which enable us all to keep going and always do our best are what make us the unique individuals we grow into.
Mindfulness is a great way of focusing the mind and de-cluttering helping re-energise our positivity.
It's good to talk Believe in yourself There's always a way out