This term our topic is: I’m a Global Citizen. We are looking forward to visiting Wagamama in Trowbridge where we will be tasting different food from Asia. Last term, we learnt lots of amazing new skills during our time with Mrs Disney in our Foodies sessions. We found out about inspirational women, past and present and designed and made birthday cakes for them. Beech Class learnt lots of new skills including how to break an egg and test if it is fresh and how to mix fondant icing to make different colours. We evaluated our cakes and agreed they were scrumptious!
Everyone in Beech Class is really enjoying finding out about the amazing creatures that live in the oceans. We are learning about animal classification in science and writing information leaflets on loggerhead turtles. Did you know they can hold their breath for 5 hours underwater? They are omnivores and eat fish and sea plants. They particularly like jellyfish, unfortunately plastic bags and jellyfish look very similar so we are writing persuasive posters to encourage people to dispose of plastics carefully, and recycle, reduce and reuse.
Term 4 It’s Our World Let’s Look After It.
This term we are learning about the oceans and some of the creatures that live in them. We have written information leaflets on loggerhead turtles and found out lots of interesting facts about these fascinating marine creatures. We will be researching the impact of plastic pollution and writing persuasive posters to encourage people to look after our environment. We loved World Book Day, and had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite characters. We are looking forward to our school trip to Carymoor Education Centre to learn more about the environment.
Term 3 Every Picture Tells a Story.
At the end of term 1, Beech Class created Diva lamps. Diva lamps are lit during Diwali, the festival of light. As you can see, we moulded clay to create the traditional shape used across the world by Hindus today. Once the clay had dried, we decorated them using metallic paints. The children had great fun and took great care when making them. Well done Beech Class!
We have been exploring Hinduism this term. Did you know that Hinduism is the only religion that worship more than one god? Did you know that Hinduism is the oldest of the world regions practised today? Did you know that Hinduism originated in South East Asia along the River Indus?
When looking at the different deities, we focused our attention on Lakshmi. She is the goddess of wealth and purity. However, she only bestows her blessing on people who worship her sincerely and not in greed. We then explored a tradition called rangoli patterns. Hindus believe that by creating a rangoli pattern on their doorstep, they are inviting Lakshmi in to their home.
As you can see from the pictures, we created our rangoli patterns using coloured petals. Hindus will traditionally use coloured rice, sand and chalks but we thought that might get a bit messy in our hall!
As part of the Harvest celebrations, we looked at Trowbridge Foodbank and why it is an important resource in our community. We learnt that last year the foodbank provided 15,500 meals to people in crisis. We felt that people should know more about this, so we created posters promoting it. The winning poster was then displayed in Tesco on their foodbank collection trolley. The winning poster creators took their poster down to Tesco to hand in and then they were given a £10 budget to buy some provisions for the foodbank. As you can see from the pictures, when you think carefully about what items to buy, you can get quite a bit for your money!
In Beech Class this week we have been discussing how we are all different but all equal. We started our topic by looking at where we were born. We plotted everyone on a map to show how diverse our class is.