Welcome to Beech Tree Class!
Thank you for visiting our class page. Here you will find lots of information about the fun and exciting things we are learning! And as we are always very busy do visit this page often as we will be sharing all our amazing adventures.
Teacher - Mrs Ferreira
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Cichy
The Year 1 phonics screen will take place in the Summer Term. As you are probably aware all children in Year 1 have to take part in this.
Please look below to learn more about the phonics screen and how you can help your child at home.
Click on the links bellow for more information.
Today, we were taken back in time in a wonderful online visit to the Dicken's Museum.
This museum was Dickens’s London home from 1837-1839. He moved there with his wife Catherine and their eldest son Charlie.
As part of our History topic 'Homes from the Past', children looked at all the rooms in the house and they learnt what the family used the rooms for.
Children were very curious and asked lots of interesting questions about life in the house in the past.
Geography Homework - Capital City of England
Year 1 children were asked to create a 2D or 3D representation of a landmark fro the capital city of England as part of their Geography learning. The children went above and beyond and created spectacular famous landmarks that can be found in London.
GREEN UP YOUR ACT
To enhance learning in Science and PSHE, the children took part in a workshop focusing on green issues and recycling at home, school and in a global context. They learned how to turn discarded materials into useful products to reduce waste and help protect the environment.
Art Week and One World Week
This week, we have been celebrating creativity and diversity through art, poetry, dance and music. We have been expressing ourselves through different forms of art and enjoyed dances from around the world with Lil J from Pineapple Dance Studio.
Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee
Our school was transformed into Buckingham Palace. We all dressed up as royalty to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! We had a garden party were we enjoyed some delicious snacks!
What a lovely way to end the half term.
In Beech Tree Class children have been learning about instructions.
Today children, had to work in teams and follow the instructions on how to make a paper plane.
Our planes turned out amazing!
What an exciting week it has been!
We saw 6 ducklings hatch from an incubator and we got the chance to see them grow, swim and walk around.
We were very lucky because we got to hold them in our hands.
We have also made some great observations as part of our Science learning!
On the 4th of May Beech Tree Class had a very special visit from the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Lia Colacicco. She presented Beech Tree Class with a very special plaque as the Winners of the Brent Friends of the Earth Cop 26 Winning Poster.
Beech Tree Class also received a new tree for our school garden and Cllr Lia Colacicco as well as our special guest Dr Glenis Scadding helped us to plant it.
In English we have been learning how to write instructions on how to make a 'Rascally Cake'. Children made a 'Rascally Cake' using different 'disgusting ingredients'. Then they wrote their own instructions on how to make a 'Rascally Cake'.
It was simply 'RASCALLY'!!
In Geography we are learning about the United Kingdom and the four countries that make it up. We looked at a map of the United Kingdom and discussed what parts were England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We shared and discussed interesting facts about each country; the capital cities, flags, Patron Saints, the national flower and important landscapes. After, we designed a poster in small groups each one looking at one country.
World Book Day
We had so much fun celebrating the World Book Day!
Our author was Anthony Brown.
Children designed their own book covers, wrote book reviews, visited the library and enjoyed reading books.
In Chestnut tree class we have been focusing on this year's Children's Mental Health Week theme "GROWING TOGETHER". We had lots of class discussions throughout the week about how can we help people around us to grow: sharing, being kind, helping out, being patience...
We also did MINDFULNESS exercises to help ourselves calm down and relax our minds. Relaxing minds are healthy minds! "Belly Breathing" was our favourite one - we learned how to breath slowly with our belly so we try to keep our shoulders and chest still - that really helped calming our minds!
On Wednesday we became MENTAL HEALTH SCIENTISTS and we did a social experiment in class. We wanted to see how powerful KIND WORDS are and how much they affect our mood, therefore, our Mental Health. We sat in a circle and shared how were we feeling. After that, we took turns to tell each other kind words: "You are a lovely friend", "I love your hair", "Your handwriting is amazing", "Would you like to play with me?".
After sharing all these kind words, we asked ourselves the same question: How are we feeling?
We were so amazed to check that our mood improved significantly!! We all felt happier, more cheerful and excited. KIND WORDS ARE SO POWERFUL!
All About Villains!
In Beech Tree Class we have been learning about some Traditional Tales Villains!
Children are working very hard to describe their characters. they will be writing a Non- chronological report about their chosen villain and started by organising their thoughts using a spidergram.
Autumn Term 2
Today children started their lesson by playing the characters and emotions game. They had to follow the instructions and then in turn behave like one of the characters in the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. They then worked together in groups and explored adjectives. Children used the adjectives to create a character profile (described their character) using a ‘spider diagram’.
Beech Tree Class 2020 - 2021
This term we have enjoyed planting seeds and watching what grew in our school garden. We made a rainbow our of summer colours we found in our garden.
AUTUMN TERM 2
Mustard Seed Relief Mission
Love in a Box
Christmas can be a very hard and lonely time for some children. In our school children filled a shoebox with gifts for either a boy or a girl and brought it into school. This shoebox is called Love in a Box and was collected by the Mustard Seed Relief Mission and will be delivered to under privileged children throughout Eastern Europe by Christmas morning.
Thank you for being so generous!
AUTUMN TERM 1
Beech Tree Class 2019 - 2020
Look at the Home Learning Y1 page for activities for the children to do while the school is closed.