In the Classroom
This term, our topic is Nature.
We have been exploring classification, food chains and animal characteristics.
Over the past five weeks, Beech class have been designing and creating Modrocs. The Beech boys explored a variety of animals and their characteristics before choosing their favourite to craft as their very own Modroc creation. The process has included designing through drawing, shaping wire with pliers, plastering and painting.
This term, Beech class have been learning how to write explanations of how things work, from dog walking to Nerf guns! The boys worked both independently and with support to produce some excellent explanations, using punctuation, conjunctions, capital letters and paragraphs.
The Beech boys have also been exploring powerful verbs, exploring different ways to say 'said', in order to make their sentences more interesting.
This term, Beech class have been exploring a variety of different topics, including time, addition and subtraction, as well as decimal numbers. The Beech boys have used a number of physical resources such as wooden clocks to help aid their understanding of time, working both independently and supported, while promoting a mastery-style approach and developing problem solving skills.
This Term, Beech class have conducted a Science experiment, investigating Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, as part of our Nature topic. Here, the Beech boys used different sized tweezers to pick up a variety of bird seeds, helping them to understand how Finch birds have evolved to survive, while practising their fine motor skills.
This term Beech class have been cooking a variety of delicious recipes, from sushi to fudge! The Beech boys have been working as a team to measure, weigh, mix, stir and spoon our ingredients, while using the hob safely and sensibly with terrific results!