Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School


Beech Class

Beech Class - Year 5 & 6

Class Teacher: Mrs James

Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sully & Mrs Winstone

What are we going to learn about?

This term we are going to be doing a geography topic, learning all about the rainforest, specifically the Amazon Rainforest.




Class text:

This term we will be reading 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell, as our class text...

The Explorer: WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD:  Rundell, Katherine, Horn, Hannah: 9781408882191: Books

Y6 Residential: Mill on the Brue - March 2023

Year 6 from Rowan and Beech journeyed to Mill on the-Brue in Bruton, Somerset for a 3-day residential before the Easter holidays. Check out the slideshow below to see what adventures we got up to!

Mill on the Brue 2023


World Book Day - 3rd March 2023

Bellefield School celebrated World Book Day in style this year by dressing up as some of our favourite characters! Have a look at our costumes below...

We also spent some time in the Reading Cafe, looking at some different books from a variety of genres and authors...


Greek Day

On Friday, we had a Greek Day to finish off our Ancient Greek topic learning. We did lots of Greek activities through the day, such as making our own laurel wreath crowns, tasting some delicious Greek delicacies, learning the Greek language and participating in a mini-Olympic games! See some photos from our Greek Day below.

Beech Greek day


Library Visit

Last Friday, Beech & Rowan visited Trowbridge town library for the morning. We browsed their amazing book selection, listened to poetry read aloud by Basil the librarian, and borrowed books to take home.

UKS2 library


Mask Parade

Check out these photos of Beech and Rowan's amazing Ancient Greek masks that they made for their half term homework!

Mask parade


Story Time Swap

At the end of term, we spent some time in Maple Class sharing stories with them. We had a great time looking through some of their favourite books and sharing some of our favourites too! 


Stourhead - October 2022

We had a great day out visiting Stourhead House and Gardens. Whilst we were at Stourhead, we spent some time looking around the grand house, which was full of paintings, portraits and other historical features. We also spent a lot of the day walking around the beautiful gardens, admiring the architecture of different landmarks there, such as the Temple of Apollo, the Pantheon and the Gothic Cottage. Whilst we were there, we spent time sketching difference features and practising our photography skills. Have a look at some of the photos we took below: 


Beech Stourhead Trip


Homework and Spellings:

Throughout the year, we will be setting homework tasks on a weekly basis. The expectation for homework is that it will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday - homework tasks should take approximately 30 minutes of quality learning time.

A list of Year 5 & 6 statutory words has been sent home in the homework books. The expectation is that each child should choose 5 words from the list to practise and understand the meaning of each week. The children will be randomly tested on some of the words from this list at various intervals throughout the year. 

PE Days:

Our PE days over terms 3 & 4 are Mondays and Fridays. The children will be doing a tag rugby session on Monday afternoons. They will then have a multi-skills session, with Matt, on Thursday afternoons.


Every child will be given a reading book and a reading bookmark to take home with them. The bookmark should be dated and signed every time the child reads to an adult. If your child would prefer to read a book from home, then let me know and we can discuss this. 


Please could you ensure that your child has a small, healthy snack for snack time. They could bring in a piece of fresh or dried fruit, or vegetable (e.g. carrot sticks, cucumber etc). Please also remember that nuts are not allowed in school due to allergies. Thank you! 


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our class email: