Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton Primary School

Beech - Year 4

Welcome to Beech Class

2020-2021

 

In Beech Class you will find....

 

         Mrs Smith (Mon - Wed)      Mrs Stevenson (Thurs - Fri)           Mrs Dunk - LSA (Mon-Fri)

 

Welcome to the second half of the Summer Term!

 

In English, we will be reading 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell. This is a super book about a Viking hero called Hiccup and the adventures he goes on. I hope you will love reading this book :)

 

Our Quest for this half term is Invaders and Settlers and will focus on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We will be looking at the timeline of invasions, life as an Anglo Saxon and Viking, different Kings, Laws and Justice and much more.

 

In Maths, we will be looking at statistics, shape and position and direction. Keep practising your times tables throughout and we will continue to learn different mental methods to help you. Remember to use TT Rockstars :)

 

PE sessions will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. You can wear your PE kit to school, instead of getting changed. Our swimming sessions are on a Tuesday and Friday. We will try to swim as much as possible, but it is weather dependent.

 

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact us on our class email beech@eastsomersetfederation.co.uk or through the school office.

Thank you,

Mrs Smith and Mrs Stevenson

 

Exploring Pitch in Science!

Natural Musical Instruments!

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During our Outdoor Learning Day, we designed and made our own musical insutruments in the Forest School area, using natural tools and resources. Cece, Max, Charlie, Tom and Isaac led the children with their catchy song and soon everyone was joining in!
Great work Beech!

Outdoor Learning Day. We had a wonderful day spent outside, planting purple flowers for our Christian Values display, designing and making natural musical instruments, sketching around the school and designing a bee garden. What a lovely day :)

Inventions! Here we are with our amazing inventions! They have been planned, designed, made and evaluated and range from a tack collecting machine to a litter collecting robot. There were some amazing ideas, well done Beech Class!

Planning Overview for the second half of the Summer term

Planning Overview - Summer 1st Half

In class, we have been creating some amazing Google Slides presentations to show information we have learnt and researched about famous inventors!

Exciting Electricity. In Science, we have been exploring how amazing electricity is and how it has changed our lives. We sorted appliances in to items that used electricity and ones that didn't, then sorted them depending on whether they used mains electricity or batteries. We have made circuits using batteries (cells), wires, lamps and buzzers. We also tested a range of materials to see if they would be good electrical conductors or insulators.

Planning our inventions. It all started with thinking of a problem that needed to be fixed. We have had some incredibly creative and wonderful ideas, such as machines that can stop pollultion and sort out the plastic problems in our oceans, to robots that will do our school work for us!

Making our inventions. The children have really enjoyed the making part of our invention challenge and have been really creative when choosing their resources. They have also been incredibly resilient when things haven't quite gone to plan and they have had to change their ideas. Well done Beech Inventors!

Computing - We have just started to look at Google Slides and how we can design, plan and create slide shows to present information. This week we looked at editing text by changing the font, size, shape and colour and also added backgrounds and pictures. The children had a great time and we will be using this to present information on our Quest topic of inventors and their inventions.

Values Week - Each class was given a value to create a canvas which represents it. We were given 'honesty' and created this canvas which was taken from lots of ideas the children had. The face shows someone saying words that are to do with being honest and there is also a hand on heart which was added.

Values Week - Resilience - Making fortune tellers with positive messages to help us and others show resilience

Values Week - Love - Drawing self portraits to show how we show love for others

Instructions on how to make a friendship bracelet if you would like have a go at home!

Values Week - Friendship - Making friendship bracelets

Values Week - Making a paper chain representing our Christian Values

Planning Overview - Spring

Welcome Letter

Planning Overview - Autumn 2020 - 2nd Half Term

Planning Overview - Autumn 2020

We are learning to play the Ukelele this term!

Home Learning in Beech Class - September 2020

 

We are using various different ways to support home learning across the school and wanted to list them, along with steps to help access them. If we were in a position where we had to enter lockdown again, then we would be using these different platforms regularly to set work.

 

Google Classroom

We are in the early stages of using Google Classroom. It is a great platform for setting work that the children can do online and then 'hand in' virtually for us to view and respond to. All the children have their own log in and can only access their own work. Log in information has been sent home, but please contact us if there are any issues. 

Please see log in information below.

 

www.classroom.google.com

 

TT Rockstars

We have been using TT Rockstars as a school for a couple of years, with great success. The children really like the challenge and competion element of it, alongside helping them to learn their times tables. This is particuarly important in year 4 as they have the Multiplication Tables Check at the end of the year.

All the children have their own log ins, which they have taken home.

 

www.ttrockstars.com

 

 

Spelling Shed

Mrs Stevenson will upload the class spellings on to Spelling Shed each week. It enables the children to play games in order to help them to learn their spellings.

All children have their log ins, which they have taken home.

 

www.spellingshed.com

 

Get Epic!

We have started using Get Epic to encourage and support reading. It offers a wide virtual library of books, comics and audiobooks, which the children are able to access for free Monday - Friday - 7am - 4pm. Outside of these times, parents can use their email to sign up for a further 2 free hours.

Children can use the class code to access their own profile.

 

 

www.getepic.com

 

 

 

 

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2020 - 2021

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