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Beech Class

Welcome to the class page for Beech Class at Bellefield Primary School.  

 

Class Teachers: Mr Rees and Mrs Hayward

Class teaching Assistants: Mrs Sully and Mrs Winstone

Beech Class consistes of 32 children (13 Year 5 and 19 Year 6)

 

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Fire Safety Visit

Beech Class were lucky enough to have a visit from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Services. We were shown the various uniform and equipment that the firefighters use, as well as the ins and outs of their fire engine! We also had a talk about fire prevention and filled in our own Fire Investigation Report for an incident. 

Beech Fire Saftey Visit

 

Jubilee Visit to the Park

 Y6 visited Trowbridge town park to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We danced with Caroline the Dance Lady, met the Mayor and enjoyed a picnic lunch. Gabi and Eden helped bury a time capsule to be opened in 50 years, including a picture of Bellefield School!

Jubilee Picnic - Trowbridge Town Park

 

Y5 Chocolate Project

While the Year 6s were at Pencelli, the Year 5's took part in a chocolate design project. They sampled the bestsellers on the market, looked at advertising and packaging, before designing their own chocolate bars in groups. At the end of the week, each group made a pitch to a panel of Miss Keohane, Mrs Sully and Mrs Shadwell - our school business manager. The winning pitch was Jessica, Michelle and Emilia's 'ChocoWorld' bar. They then got the chance to make this bar and share it with the class - it was delicious!

 

 

In Beech Class along with Rowan Class this term, we will be learning all about  so many exciting things based around our new topic 'The Mayan Civilisation'. 

Please click to review the topic plans and curriculum Drivers to learn more

 

To find out more - Please look through the Knowledge Organisers:

 

 

 Our topic of The Mayan Civilisation will have a large focus on History skills and the children are going to learn so much about this ancient civilisation.   We will also being ready the brilliant novel: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar in class as part of our Guided reading.  

Holes: Louis Sachar : Sachar, Louis: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

The Creative Curriculum is very important to the learning here at Bellefield and we will be doing lots of Geography, Science, Art, DT and Drama to fuel your child’s imagination.

 

       We will continue setting homework on Fridays. Please encourage your child to bring their home learning completed to the standard we expect in the blue homework books.  They will be given a task linked either to English, Maths or the Creative Curriculum.  Homework is expected in by Wednesday of each week.  

 

       We will be working on Athletics and Cricket on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and I will be doing some coaching of Dynamo Cricket ready for the West Wilts Tournaments in June at Trowbridge Cricket Club.   Therefore, please ensure your child has their PE kits available in school everyday with appropriate footwear ready for these sessions.

 

       Finally, please remember that we want your child to be happy and to make excellent progress so do speak to us if you have any queries or concerns in Beech Class.

 

       Yours sincerely              

       Mr B Rees (Assistant Head Teacher)                 


 Spring term - Our Changing World

Our Easter Egg Hunt

Beech Class had lots of fun following the clues to find Easter eggs hidden within the school grounds. Their prize for completing the hunt...a beautiful chick knitted by Mrs Hayward's mum containing a yummy chocolate egg.

Our Easter Egg Hunt

 

Easter Experience

Beech and Rowan Class had a fantastic time at the Easter Experience with St James' Church. We had the opportunity to learn lots about Easter, starting with Palm Sunday leading to Easter Sunday. After all of the activities, everyone was then treated to some Easter food - hot cross buns and chocolate eggs!

Easter Experience

  

Salvadoran Cooking

We are beginning to round up our fantastic topic on the changing world and international trade, in which we have focused on El Salvador case studies and comparisons with our own country. To celebrate Salvadoran culture we followed recipes to make vegetable empanadas and the traditional beverage horchata. We carefully used sharp knives to prepare the vegetables and a hob to cook the empanada fillings. Beech class were incredible chefs and produced some delicious snacks!

Beech Class Salvadoran Cooking

 

Visit from Wessex Water 15.03.22

Beech and Rowan Class were lucky enough to have a visit from Wessex Water this week. We learnt about the human impact and climate change on our water resources. We were very shocked by the amount of water used by an average person - 150 litres, daily! Beech Class felt it was important to discuss how we could minimise our water usage at home and came up with some water saving methods, such as turning off the tap while brushing our teeth. Our favourite part of the visit was the demonstration of how our toilets work at home and at school - it was pretty gruesome! We then had a go at a mini investigation ourselves: predicting, measuring, observing and making conclusions while looking at the degradability of certain papers in toilets.

Wessex Water Visit

 

World Book Week

Beech class have started World Book Week in 3D by exploring the wonderful world of pop-up books. Mrs Hayward was so pleased to see how much everyone enjoyed her ever-growing collection! Beech Class then had a go at creating their own pop up pages, taking inspiration from some of their favourites which you can see below.

Beech Class recommendations:

   

World Book Week - Exporing Pop-up Books

 

Shrove Tuesday

Beech Class had a pancake flipping contest - who would be crowned the champion?

Shrove Tuesday

 

14/02/22 - Environmental art created from recycling

Beech class worked in small groups to design a canvas that expressed an environmental issue. As well as drawing on individual concerns and voice about global isues we were also influenced by artists such as Agnes Denes and Andy Goldsworthy. We used only items collected from household recycling and a selection of paints to create our collaborative artwork which is now displayed outside our classroom.

Recycled Environmental Art

 

Brightstorm Skyship Models

We have been so utterly enthralled by our current class novel, 'Brightstorm' by Vashti Harvey - many of us literally gasped when reading the chapter where the skyship Aurora was revealed! This chapter inspired us to recreate our own 3D skyship models in our design and technology lessons.

Our Skyship Models

 

Ukulele

Beech Class have enjoyed weekly ukulele lessons this term with Mrs Andrews. We have learnt lots of new chords and even mastered singing and playing a few songs! Mrs Hayward was particularly impressed with our rendition of Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds'.

 

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We finished 2021 with a fantastic Nativity Service at St James' Church.  The Link can be found below:  

2021 Beech Christmas Service