Beech Class


Beech Class is a mixed year 3/4 class and our teacher is Mrs Skelley. Our class is named after a Beech tree. The tree is strong, much like our class. It also has sister trees in China which is one of our topics this year.

Our first class topic of the year is called Heroes and, we will be finding out about a local heroin called Grace Darling. We will be looking at Grace’s life during the Victorian era and how she changed the course of history, as well as how women were viewed at this time.  We are hoping to go on a local trip to the Lifeboat station and enjoy lots of drama sessions and dressing up to rein act the events to stimulate learning.

Our second topic in the autumn term will focus on some of our science topics. We are calling it: ‘electrifying’. We will investigate electricity and make some of our own electric circuits, using symbols and learning how to draw circuits. We will be looking at different appliances and what they need to work. 

In the first half of the spring term, we have a geography focused topic: China. We will be focusing on why people choose to live in cities, as well as various human and physical aspects of the country.  China also has various climate zones and we will be looking at these in comparison.

In the second half of the spring term, we will be focusing on science: ‘Living things and their habitats’. We are looking forward to identifying animals, including humans and investigating the skeletal system and the nutritional values for living things.  As well as this, we will look at food chains of living things.

The summer term is always a fun time! We are going to find out about World War 2. We will look at the significant events of World War 2 and put these on a timeline to understand chronological times in history. We will also investigate the lives of wealthy and poorer people and the children evacuees.

The last half term of the summer term will be busy with Sports Day and lots of outdoor activities. To enjoy being outside, we will be looking at geographical field work to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area.   We will also be looking at the British Isles and planning a trip through Britain.

In addition, RE will be taught through RE days. We have found that we can really develop our understanding when we work on a topic for the whole day.



Beech Class
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