Welcome to Beech Class!
Vicious Vikings Autumn 2
DT in Beech class have been messy and excellent fun. Thank you to everyone at home who helped us collect cartons. We have now made our Viking longboats and clay Vikings to travel in them.
In order to learn how to find the area of regular and irregular shapes, we designed and created our very own Christmas cards. We experimented with equal area, but different perimeter. Here are some pictures of the process and the outcome.
We have been learning how to calculate the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes – in order to do this we made our very own Christmas decorations. The challenge was to calculate the perimeter of our tree decoration and then measure the ribbon so they were equal. Here are some pictures.
Here are our Viking swords we designed. Written on the swords are all the facts we already know about the Vikings and what we wish to find out during the project. We would love to know: Why did the Vikings invade? How long did it take to make a long boat? When did the Viking era end? What did the Vikings eat and drink?
To begin our Viking topic we received a treasure chest full of historic artifacts from the Viking times. The person who left it also left a letter, although it was written in Viking runes. It took us a while but we managed to decode the letter and design our very own Viking swords.
To Infinity & Beyond
A huge meteorite has crash landed on our school playground. Year 5 have been tasked with writing a news report to document the event.
Today we were investigating the phases of the moon. The torches replicated the light from the sun, which remained in a fixed position. The earth sat on a spinning chair and the moon orbited it. From this we were able to see (as the Earth) how much of the moon we could see dependent on its position. We also used polystyrene balls and torches to test the various phases of the moon.
After 3 weeks of writing editing our The Wonderful Life stories we read the finished versions to year 1 – Rowan class. They were very impressed with year 5’s hard work, as their books looked super professional. Our year 5’s thought that Rowan, “were excellent listeners.” We can’t wait to read them to our everyone else.
As part of our first English project, we have written stories based on A Wonderful Life by Helen Ward. Here we are making the book covers – it got very messy!
To Infinity and Beyond
In order to understand the distance between the planets in our solar system, we used toilet roll to measure to scale. Each sheet of toilet roll was approximately 16,000 km. We used a variety of fruit to demonstrated the size of each planet.
Our Toilet Roll Solar System
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- Design and Technology – Bridges
Then children have worked hard on their bridge designs. They had to work in teams to design, built and decorate their structures, ensuring that a the product met the design brief from the start of the topic. Great Job Everyone!!!
A Parkinson - July 20, 2017
- Beech Class Cooking Sessions
Beech class were extremely fortunate to have be taught to cook for the day by Chef James from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. Sponsored by Booths Supermarket, the project is designed to teach children to cook healthy, nutritious meals, recognising the importance of a balanced diet. They learned to chop vegetables, cook over a […]
A Parkinson - April 21, 2017
- Be The Change – Teamwork and Leadership.
Beech Class visited Lancaster University to work with members of the Student Union to learn how they can make a difference and influence change in the community. They were specifically studying the area of being effective team members as well as supportive team leaders. The activities tested their skill-set but they rose to the challenge and […]
A Parkinson - March 28, 2017
- Our Current Topic
This term, the children will be studying World War Two, discovering many different areas of the topic. They will be researching the causes, using them to analyse the different reasons that political leaders made the decisions that they did. They will study the leader Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, using their findings to write a […]
A Parkinson - October 12, 2016
- Year 4 and 5 – Orienteering Competition – 8th June 2016
Anna, Ben W and Archie B (Year 5), designed and set up an orienteering competition for the rest of Year 5 and 4 to compete in. The had set up a challenging course which was certain to test all the skills which the children had been learning about in PE. There were two score […]
A Parkinson - June 9, 2016