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Welcome to Beech Class!!!

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Our Topic this term is...

Squiddly, Diddly Dahl



What are we learning this week?

  • In writing lessons, we have started reading poems from Roald Dahl's book 'Dirty Beasts'. We have discovered that Roald Dahl enjoys using rhyming couplets, humour and exciting vocabulary in his poems and so we are going to write our own poems with these features.
  • In Maths, we have been making sure we know our times tables, including all multiplication and division facts up to those related to 12 x 12.
  • In Science, we have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes, whilst developing our observation skills.
  • In PSHEE, we have been thinking about how to deal with feeling sad. We have improved our ability to express how sadness feels and what makes use feel sad. Beech Class have also learned that it is okay to feel sad and experiencing sadness allows us to understand happiness and joy.
  • In Art we have painted pictures that represent sadness to us and they are really fantastic. If you want to see them, they are now being displayed on the wall in the corridor leading to Beech Class room.

Year 4 recently went to a multiskills festival at Clarendon Academy. We had a brilliant time - just take a look at all of these photos!

Key information and dates for Beech Class

Key Information

P.E. is on Tuesday with Active Trowbridge and Wednesday with Mrs Warren (see curriculum letter). Children must have their P.E. kits with them on these days (including indoor and outdoor footwear). Beech Class are also doing 'Morning Movement' exercise before school on Wednesday. 

All children need to have an apron in school for art lessons, so they are able to fully take part in activities. It does not need to be expensive and can be an old shirt of their parents or an oversized shirt bought from a charity shop. Shirts are better than T-shirts, because the sleeves cover their arms.

Homework is handed out on Friday and must be handed in on the following Wednesday. Children now have login details for 'Times Table Rockstars' (https://ttrockstars.com) and are expected to be using this website to practise all x and ÷ facts up to 12 x 12. They can also use the following website:


For this term, lots of the homework will involve learning llines or song lyrics for the Easter concert.

Showcase - Beech Class's showcase this term will be on 23/2/18 at 2.15 in the school hall. Parents and carers will be welcomed to 'Dahl's Diner' where they will be served food created using Roald Dahl inspired recipes. We will also perform poems, songs and readings for guests!


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