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Class 9

Certificate Winners, Summer 2, Week 6

Learning First Aid

We learned some basic first aid including what to do when someone has asthma. 

Well done to this term’s Lightning Squad Superstars!

DT talk 

We had a special visitor to our class, Mrs Moss, who showed us a range of textile 
products. We looked at each different technique used and talked about the origins of 
the different fibres and purpose of each one. We learnt that cotton fibres come from 
plants and confirmed that wool fibres come from sheep. We also examined silk 
products. We analysed the manufacturing processes involved and compared their 
functionality for a variety of uses. We discussed their use in clothing, bedding, carpets, 
celebrations and decoration. 

We also reflected on different textiles and their links to specific cultures and places. For 
example: tartan from Scotland (with a cold climate) which is a warm fabric, made from a 
local material – wool, and which shows family and geographical heritage. We 
contrasted with Ankara fabric from Africa (with a warm climate) which is made from 
locally grown cotton and is printed in vibrant, repeating patterns using traditional 
motifs. The techniques we investigated included batik, weaving, embellishment, 
embroidery and printing. We explored each piece and discussed our preferences based 
on texture, colour, pattern, material and detailing. 

Certificate Winners, Summer Two, Week Four

French Learning Mat

Comparing Seacroft and Leeds City Centre

Certificate Winners, Summer Two, Week Three

Learning about vertebrates in science

Certificate Winners, Summer Two, Week Two

Multiplication Check 

a huge well done to all students who have completed their statutory multiplication check this week! The children worked extremely hard and have all improved their times table knowledge this year. 

Multiplications Table Check (June23) information for Parents/Carers

Question and answer session with the boys of Mayo College

Class 9 had a brilliant question and answer session with three boys of Mayo College. They asked a range of questions about life at the school and India in general. It was fascinating to learn about the similarities and differences in our lives. 

Certificate Winners, Summer Two, Week One

9th May


Six representatives from Year 4 attended an incredible Fairtrade celebration event at Leeds Civic Hall. They did an outstanding job of representing Beechwood. They listened to speeches from Tom Riordon (Chief Executive of Leeds City Council), Councillor Katie Dye and the Lord Mayor of Leeds. They heard from inspiring lived experience storyteller, Adele A'asante. The group also led a workshop for other children, teaching the bean-to-bar process they had previously studied in TSU. To end the session, the children made climate pledges which will be shared with the broader school community. 

Drama sessions based on Swallows and Amazons

Seacroft inspired art

Class 9 have been inspired by the urban landscapes of Seacroft. 

Certificate Winners, Summer One, Week Six

Local Walk

Year 4 had a fantastic local walk around Seacroft, looking at human and physical features. They were able to reflect on why different buildings had been created and to identify features which makes Seacroft a pleasant place to live. They skilfully compared their locality to Keswick, the town they visited in the Lake District. 

Artis Sessions 

As part of our reading weeks for Swallows and Amazons, we had a session with Shine about storms. We began the session by listening to a piece of music (in the hall of the mountain king) which had a crescendo in. We thought about how a storm builds up gradually, like the music did. We considered what the different components of a storm are. 

We looked at different images of storms and compared and described them.


Next, we created a soundscape of a storm. We started quietly with small raindrops before adding in heavier rain sounds, whistling winds, hailstones and booming thunder. 

As a class, we studied the following poem:


Speckles of light rain melodically pitter patter
The clouds burst and heavens begin to weep
Hazardous, howling winds whirl wildly
Boisterous hailstones bounce like basketballs
Vicious flashes of lightning illuminate the sky
Turbulent thunder rumbles
The sky is a raging beast
In that very moment I run to take cover

After this, we acted as people being caught in a storm and created a dance to the piece of  music we had listened to earlier.


We spoke about the role of a narrator in narrative and how this aids our understanding of a story. 

In pairs, we took it in turns to be a narrator and describe the different aspects of the storm which were being acted out. 

We took it in turns to show our paired work to the rest of the class. It was interesting to see how different pairs had used different narrative techniques to show passing of time and help with smooth transition between the short scenes and significant events. 

After the session ended, we had lots of brilliant ideas to use in our writing. We loved our time working with Shine and are looking forward to more sessions with Artis next year!

Lake District Day 2


We woke up to sunshine and a beautiful view of the lake from our Youth Hostel. After a delicious breakfast,  we took the coach to Keswick. There we looked around the town centre to compare it to Seacroft and we did a survey to find out why people visit the Lake District. We counted lots of cafes and outdoor clothing shops in Keswick and people told us they visit for the scenery. Our final activity of the afternoon was a boat trip on Derwent Water. 
We got lots of compliments about the excellent behaviour of everyone and we had a fantastic residential. Well done everyone, we are very proud of you. 

Lake District Day 1 


We have just stopped for lunch at Ambleside (about 20 minutes from the youth hostel). The children enjoyed the stunning view of the lake in the sunshine. We will spend the afternoon doing activities on the grounds of the youth hostel.

We are having a brilliant time in the Lake District and the weather is amazing. We had our lunch overlooking Lake Windermere watching the boats and then we drove on to Hawkshead. After excitedly finding our rooms, we spent the afternoon doing different science and geography activities. Now we can use a compass to find the direction we are facing and we can make our own sketch maps of the area. When we investigated the minibeasts in the woods, we found different types of invertebrates and even a baby newt.

The Lake District Home Learning

Certificate Winners, Summer One, Week Three

Certificate Winners, Summer One, Week Two

Human and physical features

As part of our new TSU topic, we sorted features according to whether they were human and physical features. We then considered whether the features would be found in urban or rural areas. We thought about which of these features would be found in The Lake District.

Launch Session

We had a launch session to begin our new topic, The Lake District. We looked at different resources about the landscape, accommodation, location, activities and art of The Lake District. We worked in groups before discussing what we had found out as a class. 

Certificate Winners, Summer One, Week One

Our Ghanaian-inspired Cooking 

in DT, we were inspired by the food of Ghan to create our own dishes. 


Class 9 are having weekly drumming sessions this half term. These sessions consist of a mixture of music games, body percussion and use of the Tamboo bamboos. Class 9 have developed their understanding of beat and rhythm, use of round and of unison. 

Artis Sessions

Class 9 have been having sessions with Shine, from Artis. They have learnt traditional songs and games from Ghana. 

Certificate Winners, Spring Two, Week Two

10th March - Snow Day Home Learning

Bean to Bar Workshop 

This week, Class 9 took part in a 'Be a cocoa farmer' workshop with Hannah. We learned all about what life is like for cocoa farmers in Ghana and learnt about how cocoa beans grow, are harvested and get turned into chocolate. We took part in a game pretending to be cocoa farmers and thought about how Fairtrade helps these farmers and their communities. 

Certificate Winners, Spring One, Week One

Sketching African animals in art 

In art this half term, we have been studying TingaTinga art. We have practiced sketching animals in preparation for our final pieces. 

Certificate Winners, Spring One, Week Five


Class 9 have had an African storytelling workshop with Matthew Bellwood. First, we listened to the African tale 'How Anansi got his stories'. Class 9 then worked in groups to retell different parts of the story. Each group made pictures of the characters and setting and re-told their part of the story using a projector. In English, we have also completed our African stories about Jamina and the baby elephant. Class 9 have tried really hard to use imaginative and figurative language to make their stories interesting for the reader. 


Certificate Winners, Spring One, Week Four

Map work

In geography, Class 9 have been doing some fantastic work using maps. 

Certificate Winners, Spring One, Week Three

Sam “The Sound man”

Class 9 had an amazing visit from Sam “The Sound Man”. He taught us all about how sound travels and reaches our ears. We carried out lots of tests to learn how sounds can be altered in pitch and volume. 

Certificate Winners, Spring One, Week Two

Ghana Launch Session: 

we began our Ghana topic with a carousel of activities where we developed questions and learnt key facts about: 

  • Fair trade in Ghana
  • Climate and landscape of Ghana
  • Daily life in Ghana 
  • Art of Ghana
  • History of Ghana

Certificate Winners, Spring One, Week One

Spring Home Learning Grid

Children in Ancient Greece

In groups, we researched what life was like for children in Ancient Greece. We chose how to present our findings!

Experimenting with clay

Experiment with different brush strokes in art 

In art, we have been learning about Ancient Greek patterns that were used on pottery. We replicated some of these using paint. 

Certificate Winners, Autumn Two, Week Four

Children in Need 2022

No Pens Day 

Class 9 had a brilliant no pens day! They took part in an assembly, made 3d shapes, used different speaking and listening activities and did a scavenger hunt!