Beech Class

Class Information

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Welcome to Beech Class. We are a mixed Year 1 and 2 Class. Our teachers are Mrs Smith, Mrs Jordan and Mrs Chatell, supported by Mrs Lavender, Miss Hawkins, Mrs Nye and Mrs Taylor.


The Topic in Beech Class for the Autumn Term is “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. We will be learning about the history of transport, including how the changes in transport have affected our lives, from our food to our clothing.


We will be going on an exciting trip to Beaulieu, where we can experience first-hand the changes that have taken place in car design and technology.


In science we will study materials and how they are used to best effect. For example, looking at which materials are best for safety helmets and why.


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Beaulieu visit

Skipping Competition

Samba Music Concert



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Vehicle DT Project

Beech Class enjoyed a story by Phyllis Root called Rattletrap Car.  It's a story that embraces make, do and mend as the family try to make it to the lake.  Beech Class were set a challenge to make a prototype of a vehicle the family might like to invest in, in the future.  They had to follow a design criteria whilst designing and making their vehicles.  This included:  to use recyclable or reusable materials, have working wheels, be appealing and have space for the whole family (4 people).


In the design process the children explored how axles can be used in different ways to make vehicles move (fixed and free axles).  They also embraced their scientific thinking and learnt about forces.  They investigated how pushes and pulls can change objects and what happens if objects have a larger mass.  Beech Class demonstrated great determination as they followed their designs to create their vehicle prototype and they evaluated the design and making process.  The children were quick to realise they might have to make adaptations along the making process and that change is all part of the creating.


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