Welcome to Beech Class – Happy New Year!

Welcome back from your Christmas holidays, hope you all had a wonderful time!  In Beech Class we have 22 children.  A number of adults work in our class and include Mr Branch, Mrs Robb, Mrs Corson, Mrs J Cooper and Mrs L Cooper.

Whole Class Music Teaching

As you probably already know, the children will be learning samba over the course of the year. They will be taught by Mr Taylor from Norfolk Music Hub who will visit us on Monday afternoons.  Our topic for this term will be The Mayans.

Spring Term 2018

Our topic this term is Japan and after the introductory lesson, the children are incredibly enthusiastic about what they might be learning!  We began by looking at numerous images of Japan followed by drawing and labeling maps and using atlases.  We will also be finding out about their culture, transportation, food and life in schools.




Thank you to all the parents and children for their wonderful projects, we’ve eaten sushi, watched a volcano erupt, played a Japan themed game and seen some beautiful artwork and fantastic facts!




In other curriculum areas, the children have already begun to create their own stop go animations using a newly downloaded app on the LearnPads.  The children’s animations can be viewed here

In science, the children learnt about how sound is made and even made their own music instruments by stretching elastic bands to create higher and lower pitches.  This topic also linked brilliantly to their music days on the last few days of term where they were taught about how different instruments worked and then composed a song relating to a picture created in class.








During this term, the Year 4 children had the opportunity to work with BBC Voices to create the school film.  Watch the film here

Autumn Term 2017

During this term, we studied the Ancient Mayan civilisation.  We found out all about the way they used to live including the games they played, the Gods they worshiped, the food they ate along with the letters and number systems they created.  The children enjoyed looking at the maps of Central America and working out which countries would have been part of the Mayan civilisation.  In particular we studied the features of Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan city!








Isn’t it dark early this time of the year! It’s a very good job that we designed and constructed our own torches during our light and shadow science topic.  The children produced a design for the handle of the torch and then using a tube, a small tin foil cake tin and a carefully constructed circuit created a torch, similar to what can be seen below!