Well....Christmas is here! We have had a great week doing lots of Christmas activities and finished with our Christmas sing-along this afternoon!
Well done to all the children on a great term! It's been an extremely long one but the children have worked incredibly hard. We have completed our current topic about saving our planet from climate change and plastic pollution! Everyone has really enjoyed learning about this and created some great pieces of work and completed fantastic research!
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year and enjoy your break!
Another very busy week in Beech class! We started off the week by completing our Newspaper Report hot tasks in Literacy. Everyone has taken great care in their presentation and included lots of different vocabulary and newspaper features. In Maths, we have continued with Multiplication and finding multiples and factors of numbers.
We have also been very busy rehearsing our KS2 Christmas performance in the church. We had our first dress rehearsal on Thursday and the children all look super! Thank you to all of the parents for sorting out costumes!
On Friday, we were very busy arranging our stalls for the Christmas Fayre. All of the children have put great effort and time into making resources for their stalls and collecting prizes. It was great to see so many parents and children attending the fayre and raising money for our school. It was lovely to see great teamwork from the children on their stalls and how proud they were of the money that they have raised.
On Monday we will be having our final dress rehearsal to KS1 children, ready for the first performance to parents on Tuesday morning. We hope to see lots of you there!
This week the children have been creating their own Newspaper Reports about Greta Thunberg, The children have used their own knowledge of Greta and research to write their reports as if they was a journalist watching the climate change protests. They are looking great and are ready to be edited and improved on Monday before producing their final version on Tuesday.
We have also completed lots of Geography map work this week, looking at the countries of Europe, followed by locating their capital cities. The children have worked in small groups to ensure they have been precise when labeling the countries or cities. On Friday, we started to locate and label the counties of England, which we will be completing next week.
Christmas performance rehearsals are well underway and looking super. We can't wait to show you all!
RSPCA Animal Charity Day
What an amazing charity day we had on Friday! Over the term, the children have worked hard on understanding what charities are and what they do. As a class, we decided to raise money for the RSPCA. It was lovely to see everyone in class making the effort to dress up and give generous donations for the charity. We were lucky enough to have an RSPCA volunteer in school on Friday afternoon. She spoke to the children about the charity and showed lots of adorable videos and pictures about cats that have been adopted or are available for adoption. Everyone in class really enjoyed this talk and it was great to see the children showing off their pets to Abbi. Thank you to all parents for their donations and efforts! In total, we raised a fantastic £134.35, Thank you again!
Another great work of learning in Beech Class. This week, we have explored who Greta Thunberg is in more detail and realised what an important figure she has become regarding climate change. The children have worked in small groups to produce PowerPoint presentations about Greta and also produced some great fact files. In Literacy, we have started to investigate newspaper reports and looked at the features and different examples. In Maths, we have been working hard on using column addition and subtraction to solve problems. We have moved onto estimating and approximating amounts by using our rounding skills.
It has been a very exciting week for everybody in school due to our daily mike tracking being installed. Thank you to everybody for their efforts with our non-uniform day for Children in Need on Friday, I am sure we raised a great amount! Well done everybody for a fantastic week.