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Year 5 & 6 - Beech Class

smileyWelcome to Beech!smiley

Teachers: Mr Meaker & Mrs Ollerneshaw-Hughes

T.As: Mrs Hitchcock & Mrs Perrett


Dear Parents/Guardians,


This half-term, our topic will be: Amazing Authors. For more information on this topic, please see the attached class newsletter.


Homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Tuesday. Part of each child's homework is to read at least three times a week and record it in their Reading Record.


Our P.E topics this term will be cricket and athletics. 


Check this page for regular up-dates of our work and adventures!

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

As part of our STEM work, we visited the EDF visitors’ centre at Cannington to discover some of the jobs STEM can help you with. 

We have been investigating conductors and insulators as part of our science. 

As part of our STEM work, we have designed and built bridges. Isambard Kingdom Brunel has been our inspiration. 

Post SATs ice creams!

In class, we have been constructing machines that use levers, pulleys and gears. 

The flower beds in God's Garden needed some care and attention, so Beech Class helped out. It was also a chance for us to plant some sunflower seeds!

Okehampton day 4: cycling, weasling and disco!

Okehampton day 3: gorge scrambling and rock climbing. 

Okehampton day 2: high ropes and kayaking. 

Okehampton day 1: team games, food and later, a night walk. 

As we are focused on how the Romans changed Britain, we decided to look at some of the food they introduced. It gave us the ideal excuse to undertake some food tasting. 

As part of our work on the Romans, we researched their army, then designed and made shields and catapults. 

As part of our technology work, we planned a healthy snack and then cooked them. 

As part of our science work, we have looked at making investigations fair. To do this, we made rockets to examine the aerodynamics and ensured it was fair by using the same materials, same amount of bicarbonate of soda and the same amount of vinegar.

As part of our work on the digestive system, we reproduced what happens to food once it enters our mouth - it got a little messy!

As part of our art work, we looked at producing character illustrations. They turned out very well.

Parents were invited into school to view the work their child had prodcued over the first halfterm of the academic year.

During our computing work, we created programmes on Scratch.

We visited The Museum of Somerset for a day on The Stone Age. It was great fun and provided an opportunity to consolidate previous learning as well as add to our knowledge and understanding of that time period. 

In art, we have been looking at expressive portraits. Here you can see us preparing the backgrounds. 

As part of our work on the Stone Age, we researched how we get our information about prehistoric times. This led to cave art, and our own attempt at it.

In maths, we have looked at Roman numerals, and so we took the opportunity to get hands-on and make them.

In science, we have looked at stages of investigations. We began by focusing on "hypotheses" and started with hypothesising about the best location for a wind turbine. This meant we took the opportunity to make anemometers and find out.