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Year 6 - Beech Class

smileyWelcome to Beech!smiley

Teachers: Mr Meaker & Miss Cole

T.As: Mrs Mudd & Mrs Perrett


Dear Parents/Guardians,


This half-term, our topic will have a geography focus of Europe. This will allow us the opportunity to learn about the key physical and human aspects of geography within European countries. For more information about this, please click the link to our 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.

This year, Beech Class will be represented on the school council by: Tilly and Fin. They were elected by their peers and we linked this with the British value of democracy. 

Year 6 children are play leaders. This means, that at break times, they lead games for the younger children. This is great experience for the year 6 children, and great fun for the younger children.

For "Traditonal Tales Week" we began with some acting. Can you guess which story?

In D & T we have designed and made waistcoats. It was a lot of hard work, and at times we utilised our class word of "resilience", but we all go there and new skills were learnt by all. Well done.

In maths, we have been measuring and converting, weight, distance and capacity. It is a great opportunity for practical activities. 

We are having extra cricket lessons with Somerset County Cricket Club. 

As part of our design and technology work, we looked at the different countries and climates that produce different fruits and vegetables. We then used this knowledge to plan, prepare and cook tomato and pepper tarts and Japanese skewers.

We have been looking at our solar system and after conducting research about the size of each planet, the sun and Earth's moon, the children identified objects that represented each of them to scale. They then placed them on the school field at a distance that matches a scale of the actual planets. It gave us a good idea of just how much bigger, and further apart, the gas planets are, when compared to the rocky planets.

To finish our topic on the Vikings, we visited The Museum of Somerset for a Viking morning and tour of the museum. It was a great way of extending and consolidating our topic knowledge. 

At Nether Stowey Primary School, we value our community and being an active part of it. To celebrate 250 years since the birth of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, we teamed up with Coleridge Cottage to write poems linked to him. To inspire us, we visited Coleridge's cottage (in the village) to learn more about him, his work and how he lived.


We also visit the village library every half-term.

At Nether Stowey, we like lessons to be as practical as possible, so we take every opportunity to be hands-on.

This week, twelve children undertook the Bikeability course; ensuring they know how to cycle safely on the roads.

We like to promote a healthy lifestyle, and part of that is encouraging a wide range of exercise. Former pupil, Luke Williams, visited to raise the profile of cycling. 125 children brought their bikes to school and took part. 


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We like to make learning practical and this is certainly the case during art and science lessons. 

At Nether Stowey, we spend lots of time ensuring our students are healthy in body and mind. We follow a robust P.S.H.E curriculum. 

Each year, we generate a class constitution. This gives every child the chance to share their opinions and have input on how we should behave in class and around the school. This links closely with the British values of democracy and rule of law.