Beech class term update
Beech class term update.
Beech class have been very busy indeed this term!
In maths the children used their numeracy skills in a challenge to design a Zoo. They produced some fantastic ideas, a number of which are on display in the classroom. Feel free to have a look.
The Pie Corbett story telling method that we have been using with the children for some time now, continues to be very effective. It involves the class learning a story or piece of informative text through the use of associated actions. In this way, children are able to quickly learn and recall lengthy pieces of writing which they then use as a model for their own.
Last week the class used this method to retell their latest story, Bramble, Cat and Heron, in the fitting setting of our woodland area. They did brilliantly, coming up with their own ways of using their surroundings to support the activity.
This term Beech class have had a weekly ‘forest school’ session with Mrs Webber. Despite the miserable weather for the majority of the sessions, the children have taken part in some fabulous activities including; fire building, dream catcher weaving and hot chocolate drinking!
We recognise that we are very lucky to be situated in such fantastic surroundings and we try where possible to incorporate the outdoors in our learning. Last week Beech class played the part of bug detectives, searching the school grounds for mini beasts and then collating their findings in the form of tally charts. Dirty hands and excited children were the order of the afternoon. Great fun!
Those of you that have been into our classroom in recent weeks will not have failed to notice our huge suspended bugs. The children designed and produced these using papier mache, in line with our most recent topic, ‘Crazy Creatures’.
On a final note, well done to all of our children who took home and nurtured their seeds, during the recent break. Our classroom is now resembling a mini Eden Project.
Beech Class have had an amazing time at Forest School – making bugs from clay and natural materials as part of our ‘Crazy Creatures’ topic as well as building fires (and enjoying tasty treats!). Thank you Mrs Webber – we are really it!