We would like to introduce you to our class ….. Restorative Ambassadors.
These pupils have been trained to help others by using Restorative Practice. Encouraging everyone to have a voice, learning to understand ourselves and each other by listening, sharing feelings and working together to solve disagreements.
We are very proud of these pupils and how they are actively working to building a harmonious and inclusive community here at Beechwood and in the wider community.
This week, we have been practising our Christmas performance. Each class have learnt a song and a part of 'A Christmas Carol'. On Friday, we wore our Christmassy outfits and recorded the performance. We can't wait for you to see it!
After a whole term of looking at and learning about impressionist paintings, we created our own artwork in the style of French impressionist artists. We are really pleased with our outcomes!
In Guided Reading, we are reading 'Wonder', which links nicely to our PSHCE workshops on identity and diversity. We celebrated our similarities and differences and talked about how proud we are to us and how nice it is that we are all unique in our own way!
Dylan - writer of the week
Shantae - Mathematician of the week
Na-eema - Star of the week
This week we have spent a lot of time in Maths looking at measures and how to convert between different units of measure using our multiplying and dividing by 10 100 1000 skills. We have been practising our methods for arithmetic and even learned how to use the coin method for long division! (There is a video on the website under Maths Demonstration Videos to help the children practise at home too).
This Wednesday was No Pens Wednesday where we spent the whole day using our communication skills to work rather than using pens and pencils. We practised yoga, made electronic presentations about famous and influential people in France during the time of the revolution and had a great time outside taking part in an orienteering session where we had to locate letters using a map. We found out that the letters spelled out NO PENS WEDNESDAY. In the afternoon we had a great time taking part in challenges where we had to work as a team to create the tallest tower and the strongest bridge using paper, art straws and tape. It was so much fun!
This week in Year 6, we have been working really hard and impressing our teachers in Maths. We have been learning how to find percentages of amounts. Both classes also bagged the top two prizes in school for the TTRS national challenge and won an Amazon gift card to spend. We can't wait to decide what to buy!
In PE this week, we did some cosmic yoga. It was really fun and also very calming. We hope to do some more 🙂
In the first week back this half term, we set up a bread experiment to see how and when bread goes mouldy. This week, we looked at our bread and wrote conclusions about how bread goes mouldy. Some of our bread was DISGUSTING!
It has been a really exciting week, with lots of fantastic lessons and as always we finished with Golden time and celebrations of achievements. We are looking forward to next week for No Pens Wednesday.