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Beech Class has 30 children and the class is taught by Mr Haycock and Mrs Charles like the other classes they also get up to all kinds of fun learning!
Update on learning in Terms 3 and 4 2019
Beech Class have had a very busy and exciting Term 3 and 4.
The children absolutely loved learning about violent volcanoes; how they are made and erupt; the different types and even why people choose to live by them. We ended off the topic by making our own volcanoes and used baking soda and vinegar to set them off on the last day of term.
In English, we learned to write setting descriptions and one of our focuses was on describing a volcanic eruption. We looked at using our senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch) to generate ideas of things we could describe. We then looked at using adjectives to create exciting expanded noun phrases to describe these. We also explored the idea of using similes and personification to make our descriptions even better. We also played around with using fronted adverbials and varied sentence openers to change the impact our sentences had on the viewer.
In maths, we learned about money. The children learned to count amounts of money. We explored how to add and subtract these amounts in order to give change when shopping.
We then looked at fractions and the different ways they can be represented: words; drawings; counters; bar models and number lines. The children then focused on tenths and were introduced to the use of decimals to represent tenths.
In science, we learned about different types of rocks and compared their physical qualities. They then explored how fossils were formed and had a go at making their own in order to better understand how this process works. We then looked at the contents of soil and how it is made and used.
It was a busy term and I hope everyone had a fantastic and refreshing Easter break!
Beech Class have had a very busy and creative term.
In English, we learned to write a set of instructions about washing a woolly mammoth. While learning the correct format, we followed a set of instructions about building our own woolly mammoth out of old milk cartons and brown tissue paper.
In the second half of the term, we read parts of Alice and Wonderland. We used this text to learn about performing and writing our own play scripts.
In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication and division. Using multilink cubes and drawings, we have been learning to work out multiplication and division facts for our 3, 4 and 8 times table.
In DT, we researched several types of stone age homes from different periods in time. Using this research, the children then worked in groups to design and plan a model stone age home. Using ready made materials like clay, wood and leaves, the children then worked in their groups to bring their designs to life and build their own model stone age home. The children had a lot of fun, but the task was challenging. The children learned a lot about working in a group of people to complete a task.
In Geography, we have been learning about the United Kingdom. The children used atlases to lookup geographical information about the United Kingdom: cities, counties, rivers, seas and mountains. For homework, some of the children chose to bake a cake from one of the countries in the United Kingdom. Mrs Charles and I both agree that they have been delicious!
In Science we have been learning about light. The children have used torches and various materials to investigate the various properties of light, reflection and shadows.
It has been a really busy term, and I think the children have earned a well-deserved Christmas break!