Welcome to Beech Class 2019 - 2020.
We are a mixed year 3 and 4 class and there are 32 of us.
We are a fun group who are enjoying learning about:
The Stone Age - Iron Age in history
The music of Tchaikovsky and learning to play African drums
All about Sound and Electricity in science
Plus reading 'Stig of the Dump' and 'The Boy with the Bronze Axe'
Oh and all the fun elements of Place Value, Addition and subtraction, Multiplying and dividing, Fractions, Measures - including Time - and Shape!
Welcome to Beech Class
2018 - 2019
We are a year 3/4 class of 30 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 and Mrs Robarts.
Beech Class having 'High Tea' on The Binsted Express!
We have been learning about Trains for our topic this term and decided to use some DT skills and learn how to make scones and cute sandwiches! We all had a lovely day, the sampling in the afternoon was the best!
Here are some photos of the event.
Summer Term 2019
This is always a busy term and filled with musical/acting performances and many sporting events. Beech Class are learning about 'Railways at home and Abroad' for their topic and in Science they are studying 'Plants.'
In June we shall be having a sleepover at school and we shall also be going on a class trip during this term.
Keep an eye on the webpages for more photos and pieces of the children's' work.
On Wednesday 12th June 2019 Beech Class had their class trip to London.
In the morning they visited the Transport Museum Depot in Acton and in the afternoon they visited Tate Britain.
It was originally going to be Tate Modern, but, There was a lot of police activity across London
and several of the major roads in the city centre had been blocked off!
However, as luck would have it, having just passed Tate Britain, Miss Cox decided to visit this!
It was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Spring Term 2019
In Beech Class this term we shall be having a geography topic-based theme, learning about 'Europe' ; Purely coincidence re Brexit ! The children will be using digital and good old-fashioned resources - globe and atlases - to find out about Europe's position globally, as well as climates, trade, currency, languages and landscapes/land-uses.
This term we are also increasing our mathematical knowledge and understanding by further developing place value, arithmetic, shape and measure, fractions and increasing our understanding of time and statistics - graphs!
In English we are reading a book called 'The Secret Lake' and will be finding out about stories and poems from different European countries.
In Science this first half of term, we are learning about 'States of Matter' and the second half of the term, about; 'Rocks and fossils'. In RE the focus is from 'Understanding Christianity' and looking at 'People of God'. PSHE is via 'HeartSmart' - 'Too much selfie isn't healthy!'
In PE the children are developing their skills in orienteering and will also be doing 'Dance' focus.
So lots to learn and enjoy over the coming weeks.
Beech Class Making Science!
On a gorgeous sunny, autumnal November day 2018, Year 3 and 4 had a lovely trip to Baylab Pharmaceuticals in Reading. They got the chance to be scientists for a day - wearing the obligatory white coat - and learnt how to make bath bombs and lip balm!
The following photos reveal the science, as well as the excitement involved, in creating a product which the children were able to take home; complete with personalised choices of smells and colours.
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