We are a Year 3 & 4 class.
Our teacher is Mrs Whiteman.
Autumn 2 News
We have had a busy and exciting half term in Badgers and Foxes Classes.
In English, we concluded our ‘Finding Tale’ narrative work based on ‘Adventure at Sandy Cove’ with the children independently writing exciting stories of their own. They were finding objects in a forest, the park, the school and even in the local swimming pool! They used their writing toolkit to produce some excellent stories. We then linked our writing to our history topic on ‘Prehistoric Britain’ to write instructions on how to wash a woolly mammoth!
In Maths, the children developed their understanding of Addition and Subtraction and enjoyed the challenge of becoming experts as well as securing their basic skills of being able to use a formal written method.
We concluded our History topic about ‘Prehistoric Britain’ moving from the Stone Age into the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. We linked our instructional writing in English about a woolly mammoth to writing about how to make grooved ware pottery which was commonly found around Stonehenge.
Linking our wider curriculum, in Science the children learnt all about Rocks and Soils. They enjoyed handling different rocks, comparing them, discussing their properties and discovering how different rocks are formed deep within the earth.
We continued our visits to the Archie Project and are looking forward to our next phase of training which will be delivered to the children during the Spring Term.
Autumn 1 News
Badger Class have had an excellent start to the year and have really enjoyed all the topics they have been learning about.
In English, we have been focussing on our fiction writing and have written stories about defeating a monster and a finding tale. In maths, we have been learning about statistics and place value.
We have carried out a range of exciting experiments as part of our working scientifically science unit with the children particularly enjoying investigating which surface will make a toy car travel the furthest, how to make a sycamore seed float to the ground the slowest and predicting what will happen when a paper towel absorbs two different coloured waters.
Prehistoric Britain has really gripped the children and it has been wonderful to see all the extra learning they have done at home and brought into school to share with their classmates. Sally even found a time capsule buried in her back garden complete with animal bones, a red deer skull still with the antlers attached, animal fur and a willow basket!
Year 3 and 4 have also become the first ever Archie Ambassadors at Beech Grove and all the children have enjoyed taking part in dementia awareness training and activities held at Reminiscence Learning in Tonedale. I am so proud of how the children have represented the school during these sessions and they should be very proud of themselves as well. We even had a Royal visit!
Sport has featured very highly in our curriculum and, alongside their weekly PE lessons, the children have also enjoyed swimming every week and attending the year 3 Invasion Games Festival and the Year 4 Net/Wall Festival delivered by SASP.
What has been most impressive is seeing the children continually striving to do their best. They are beginning to show greater learning behaviours and the school values are regularly shown both within the classroom and on the playground. Badger Class really are awesome!