Beech Class


Welcome

Welcome to Beech Class. This class is for children in Year 3 and 4. Mr Branch is our class teacher and we are supported by Mrs Robb for the majority of the week.  Mrs Corson joins us on a Thursday morning and Friday afternoon and Mrs Seaman enjoys an afternoon every three weeks, when we do Forest Schools!

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

The children have really enjoyed using Joe Todd Stanton’s books in class to inspire their own writing!  Most recently ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ was used alongside our Ancient Egyptian Topic and they loved it! So much so that it inspired a budding animator to create an animation of one of the scenes from the book, the moment Marcy heads into the Sphinx with Ra’s sun eye lighting the way! Click on the picture to watch the animation.

Spring 2023 Overview of Learning

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Beech Class Spring 23.docx

Class Timetable Spring 23

My Beech Class Timetable Spring 2023

Autumn 22

Beech Class are always extremely busy from the moment they step foot in the classroom, whether working hard to learn times tables or completing activities from their Read Write Inc. spelling books!

Our topic lessons are a definite favourite and this term we are learning about the Ancient Egyptians, considering how the civilisation changed and developed over time, considering how crucial the River Nile was to their lives and locating numerous important moments as well as finding out about the gruesome process of mummification!

Here is a photograph of the recent art activity where the children constructed their own shadufs, used by the Ancient Egyptians to water their crops once the floods had receded.

Within literacy, it has also been great to link our work to the Ancient Egyptians!  The class has really enjoyed reading Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton which is full of amazing words and illustrations and really captured their imagination!  Here is a youtube link to the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M_gNi-QyZA which I’m sure people from all ages will thoroughly enjoy!  The children had the opportunity to write creatively, describing characters, making predictions and considering what happens after the end of the story…

Our new book, Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond, has already captivated the class and links beautifully with our work in Religious Education about the ‘Creation Story’ and ‘Our Wonderful World’.  Have a listen to this brilliant song by Louis Armstrong which has inspired the class and encouraged them to find wonderful items and take lovely pictures in our outside areas!  They also have the opportunity to enjoy our local environment when they have an afternoon every three weeks taking part in Forest Schools activities.  So far they have found and identified leaves, made leaf prints, utilised the mud kitchen, climbed, built dens and made a fire to roast marshmallows!  Very exciting indeed!

Across all our lessons, we encourage children to be increasingly independent, maintain high expectations of content and presentation, challenge themselves accordingly but most of all be engaged and enjoy their learning!

Autumn Topic Statement

Beech Class Topic Statement Autumn 2022

Whole Class Music Teaching

This year all of our class will be learning to play the Ukuleles with Mrs Viigi from Norfolk Music Hub.