Well done Brendons on winning the team points for last term. We had a lovely time having lunch with the children. Hopefully we will get the chance to do this with some of the other teams later on this term. Keep on earning those team points Beech!
The children have been learning how to use the new school laptops. We have practised logging on and using some of the software that we have in school.
Please don't forget to come to Beech's reading workshop on Wednesday at 3.30pm in Beech.
Incredible India Day
We had a fabulous day on Thursday. We made an Indian Toran to go over our classroom door. We had great fun tasting Indian food and deciding whether or not we liked it. Finally we were all able to show our Indian artefacts and tell all of our friends what we know about India. A great day!
Welcome back to the Spring Term
The children have settled in well and apart from the niggling winter bugs, they are raring to go and full of great ideas.
The children enjoyed their Christmas dinner today. Thank you to everyone who made it so enjoyable.
Homework - Autumn B
A huge congratulations to all of the children for the lovely homework projects that we have recieved this half term. We have had great fun this morning playing the games that the children have invented, and listening to the children telling us about the people that they interviewed, and what they found out. Well done to all!
High Visibility Jackets
Earlier in the term, the children learnt about road safety and staying safe when out and about in the dark. The children have been lucky enough to be given high visibility jackets kindly donated by Specsavers in Taunton. They have written letters to Specsavers to thank them.
We braved the cold today and went outside to practise our storytelling with our partners. The children are beginning to know Polly's Puffin quite well now and enjoyed mirroring the actions with their partners. Please can you help them to practise this weekend so that they will really know the story and are ready to begin changing parts next week!
Creative Homework - Autumn B - just a reminder!
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THAT IT IS INSET DAY ON MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER.
SEE YOU ALL BACK IN SCHOOL ON TUESDAY,
We had a problem printing the homework for this week, so I have uploaded it to the class webpage. Please have a look at it with your child if you can by clicking on the link below. If not, don't worry, a hard copy will go out next Tuesday.
We have had a great start to this half of the Autumn term, and the children are really beginning to show what they are capable of.
This week we have had a day off timetable working on a sustained piece of writing about The Windmill Farmer. We did a lot of work on the use of adjectives in our writing. Follow the link to watch the short film that the children were writing about.
Today we found out that we had a very special visitor in the outdoor classroom. We went to investigate, and discovered Town Mouse eating cheese and crackers and making a right old mess! We thought of some questions that we could ask him about why he was here, and how he got here. He told us that he came to Taunton on the train, and then got a ride to Staplegrove on the Park and Ride in a lady's handbag! He gave us a recount of his time with the Country Mouse, in the Big City - it didn't sound like he had much fun!
We had some special visitors to school last Friday. They were from the Multi-Academy Trust and they had come in for a special assembly to welcome us to this special Family. As a welcome gift they brought us a beautiful Staplegrove bear, which each class will get to share in their classrooms. This week he has been visiting Beech Class. I wonder what we could call him?
Well done to all the children who ran for School Council. I am very proud of you all for standing up and giving your campaign speech. We are proud to present Frank and Poppie as this year's Beech School Councillors.
On September 10th the children in Rowan and Beech went on a walk around the local area. We used an aerial map to plan our walk down Hudson Way and onto Bindon Road where we looked at the shops and houses. We were able to identify the types of houses in Rhodes Close and our adults filled out a tally sheet to help us count. When we got back, we used the pictures of our own houses to make a pictogram.
On September 8th the Happy Puzzle Company came to visit. The children were put in teams with Rowan children and given puzzles to work out. The rules were that they were not allowed to give up! The children had a fantastic morning using their problem solving skills to help them succeed and move onto the next puzzle.
Welcome to Beech Class
Welcome back everyone.
The children have come back full of enthusiasm. They have already completed a piece of independent writing!
Today we have been talking about our learning and how we feel when we are learning. We used the analogy of buses and bus stops with the red bus stop being our danger area when learning was too challenging, and the blue bus stop when learning was not challenging enough. We decided that the best place to be was in the middle on the bus, and discovered that if we mixed red and blue, we would be able to become Purple Learners!