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Celebrating Roald Dahl Day 2018
Beech class were visited by Charlie, Matilda, Violet, James and of course his giant peach. The Twits popped in and even pilot Roald Dahl with his own plane! Wow!
We had great fun learning about the characters from the books and indeed about the great man himself! This made our Roald Dahl comprehension that little bit easier.
After a real frenzy of planning, Beech class wrote some Roald Dahl creative type stories. They were all about our worst, most disastrous holidays ever! And my oh my, they were bad! We never knew that 'Horror Land' could be so awful or even that the Magic Evil Kingdom existed!
What a great day we had!
We are cave painters!
The chalk pastels went everywhere, but what fun we had learning about the techniques used by Stone Age people in the Paleolithic (that's the early Stone Age you know!) period.
We created and performed a sequence of contrasting actions, using jumps and balances. We even showed contrasting shapes. Beech class, well done great progress and team work really does make dream work!
Maths is fun!
Learning how to add and take away 1s and 10s from 2 and 3 digit numbers!
"Miss, maths really is fun today!"
"Playing this game has helped me
to understand even more!"
Are we ready for even more 100s work? We think so!
...the beginning of our Stonehenge creations!
Yeah! - Week 3 Winners!
The 'Attendance Cup' arrives in Beech class!
Lots of celebration and dancing to Kool and the Gang when we won the cup this week.
Big congratulations Beech class - 99.6%. Wonder how many times we can celebrate being cup winners this year? Lots and lots and LOTS we hope!
Attendance cup update!
Beech class won the cup again this week!
Yeah for us! 99.6%! Win number 2!
Our first Mandarin lesson!
Science, PHSEE and healthy eating!
We have learned so much about eating a balance diet and food groups! Ask us about what we have learned!
Learning all about physical and human features in the United Kingdom today!
We definitely had no problem sorting our pictures into the correct group. Great progress, great team work!
Lesson 2 with Miss Ying
Learning how to write the characters for China and name.
What is your name?
My name is…(I am called)
How are you? (Are you good?)
I am very good?
Marvellous, Measuring, Mathematicians!
We have been helping each other to learn how to measure and convert centimetres and metres in maths today. It was great fun playing a 'maths ladders' game!
China Day in Beech Class
Today we enjoyed hearing the Chinese love story, which was the behind the designs on Chinese willow pattern plates. The fable retells the story of an eloping couple, who transformed into doves.
We designed and made our own plates with lots of lovely blues.
Attendance cup update!
Beech class won the cup again this week!
Yeah for us! 99.3%! Win number 3, all in a row!
Still above our school target of 97%
Beech class you rock!
Were you inspired?
Thank you to all the adults who came to Year 3 Inspire Workshop.
We had a really useful session learning the methods for column addition and subtraction and also all about using suffixes and prepositions. A head full of knowledge to take away!
And our next Mandarin lesson!
Phew! It was hard today! Learning to say numbers from 1 to 10 and write numbers from 1 to 5.
Sing along to the number song!
You'll recognise the tune!
We welcomed Mrs Smith from St Jude’s Catholic Primary School to our lesson. She is thinking about Mandarin lessons for the pupils in her school and was very impressed with our enthusiasm and effort.
The best way to learn about cm and m is to measure them for real! A fun outdoor maths lesson on a lovely Autumn morning!
What an achievement!
Beech class have won the Attendance Cup for the 4th week in a row! This week we have even got 100%!
Can we make it 5 in a row? Watch this space!
Happy birthday to someone very special!
Delicious food, singing, cards and lots of laughter for our very own Father Sean, who celebrated a very special birthday with his school family. What a wonderful celebration it was!
The building of Stonehenge is finally complete!
Famous and impressive, mysterious and unique, Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, in the south of England but why it was built remains a mystery!
This prehistoric monument is visited by tourists from across the world and we hear that someone is going to visit in the half term holidays! Can't wait to see the pictures!
It is wonderful to see how enthusiastic Beech class are about Mandarin lessons and China.
Yes, more outstanding news!
We said watch this space to see if we could make it five wins in a row! And by golly gosh WE DID! And another 100% win too! So, so proud of our brilliant, Beech class! You continue to rock it!
The Nathan Carter Fan Club!
And talking about rocking it! The Beech girls rocked the Wagon Wheel at lunch time. Miss Ying thought Mrs C looked very tired when she came for her Mandarin lesson. Is it any wonder? She was rocking along with the girls! Far too old for strutting her stuff on the dance floor!
Where was Miss Boyce when I needed her?
And the new half term began with Beech class being completely taken over by the arrival of sharks, penguins, turtles, fish and so much more! We were more tightly packed than Noah's Ark!
Look at our amazing science projects, created from recycled rubbish! Heard the eco friendly glue isn't that friendly though!!! LOL
Thank you so much to all the adults at home, who helped to make this work so impressive and creative!
Just loved them all!
Multi-faith Afternoon in Beech Class
Today we learned all about the Sikh Gurdwara and enjoyed creating our own using chalks. A messy job so far but we can't wait to finish our work...
...and learning about the history of Chinese characters and how they have changed over time.
We didn't! But we are beginning to understand now!
Someone had an exciting half term and visited Stonehenge! Wow! Mrs C was so jealous! Beech class thoroughly enjoyed hearing all the news!
Attendance Cup !
Not one to brag but Beech class are back on top and won the Attendance cup for the 6th time this academic year! And it was 100% attendance too!
Happy class, happy teachers!
Outdoor Maths Lesson
Our Year 3 outdoor lesson was all about oblique, parallel and perpendicular lines...drawn neatly on our playground, with rulers (fully labelled of course!)
And it's win number 7 for Beech class this term!
What can I say but a monumental WELL DONE!
Multi-faith Afternoon in Beech Class...
and our finished work!
We had already learned all about the Sikh Gurdwara and were finishing adding the colour to our designs. A messy job but what's a little chalk among friends! LOL!
Did you know?
There are four doors into a Gurdwara, known as the Door of Peace, the Door of Grace, the Door of Livelihood and the Door of Learning.
These doors are a symbol to everyone that people from all four points of the compass are welcome to enter.
Gurdwaras fly flags outside to show that it is a special place of worship. The flag contains the Sikh symbol.
And today in Mandarin we were ….
你 多 大？
nǐ duō dà ?
wǒ qī suì .
wǒ bā suì .
A little baby acute angle or a great big obtuse one?
The best way to learn those tricky acute, obtuse and right angles in maths? Easy...get the lolly sticks out and work in pairs making our own.
Great job Year 3!
The Great Outdoors!
What a great Forest School session today. Lots of team work, planning together and risk assessing to build a den.
Music themed day in bubbling Beech class!
Look at this fabulous picture from Forest School.
Just had to share it!
and Active Curriculum day
Our Christmas holidays are nearly here...
the end of a very busy term!
Beech class have been having lots of fun in the last two weeks of term! There was Christmas card making, raising money for CAFOD, with our spellathon and of course a yummy Christmas dinner on Christmas jumper day.
And the term finished with Beech class having the best attendance for the Autumn term with 98.5%.
Mandarin and our last lesson of the Autumn Term
Today we learned how to say Merry Christmas in Mandarin!
And so in Mandarin Beech class wish you all...
shèng dàn kuài lè
圣 诞 快 乐
新 年 好
xīn nián hǎo
And a happy New Year starts with some creativity and fiddly folding in Beech class. We made some origami fish for our whole school under water art display.
Attendance Cup Winners!
Beech class are back on top and started 2019 by winning the 'Attendance Cup' for the 8th time this academic year! And it was 100% attendance too!
Standing long jump, standing triple jump and even a vertical jump! We never gave up, supported each other and showed immense determination, but most importantly, we had great fun! Well done Beech class!