This week Blue class have been using the outdoor learning area to practise their phonics. Millie could write all the words independently. In Geography the children had to uncover a landmark from the UK and locate it on a map. They also looked at the difference between human and physical features.
Every Monday our pupils have ‘Experiential Learning’ where learning comes to life for them. This week the pupils visited The Angel of The North. This linked to the sculpture topic of last term and also provided an eggcellent (see what I did there?) opportunity to practice egg rolling as part of their Faith Fortnight learning about Easter and its traditions. Red Class recreated The Angel of The North from photographs and recounted their trip to show their recount and sequencing skills and knowledge. What a fantastic week Red Class are having- great job!
Primary have been learning about Remembrance Day, its importance and what it means to children and young people today. Art club created a picture to display outside of school, to show that we remember. They painted the background after reading ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae and linked the project to prior learning about plastic waste by adding poppies made from recycled bottle tops too.
What a fantastic project, art club.
Every Friday afternoon, Mrs Dixon leads outdoor learning which develops our children’s ‘soft’ skills such as instruction following, resilience, listening, turn-taking and evaluating.
On Friday, the children learned how to tie poles together for building dens. The children worked as part of a team to travel across the ‘swamp’ to exchange some den building equipment with a different team.
After the children had completed the ‘swamp challenge’ they worked as a large group to start building a den and evaluated how well they worked together.
The children described each other as good listeners, good communicators, helpful and good at sharing and taking turns.
Bear Grylls has nothing on Beacon Primary!
As usual, the children at Beacon Primary have taken part in lots of outdoor learning activities during lesson time and also during breaks and lunch times.
This week, Red Class looked at man-made and natural materials, read in the wooden chair, practiced handwriting and consolidated the whole part method in maths.
During breaks and lunch times they put out the fireworks when thinking about firework safety, investigated measurement in the water trays, worked together to build dens and got physical taking part in an obstacle course and slide.
What a great way to learn, Red Class!
This week Yellow Class brought the outdoors inside and explored art and design using different objects from around the school to create some fantastic texture prints.
Lucas, Jack and James mixed autumnal colours using the paint, compared results and gave feedback to each other about their work.
Well done Yellow Class!
At Primary, outdoor learning is part of the timetable across the whole curriculum.
This week Blue Class have used the outdoor area to help identify different materials in Science.
They used natural objects to help check if mathematical statements are true or false. Millie and Malaki represented ‘tens’ with larger objects like leaves and ‘ones’ with smaller objects like shells or stones.
Today they have uncovered common exception words in the sand area, and practiced writing them and putting them into sentences with chalk.
Great job Blue Class!
On Thursday 30th September the children at Beacon Primary were incredibly lucky to be invited to an inter-school bowling tournament, which was arranged by our friends at Panathlon. The children were absolute superstars.
They were winners of the tournament and their behaviour was so good that other schools complimented our staff. #TeamBeacon
Primary had an amazing turnout for their MacMillan coffee afternoon on Thursday.
Lots of parents and carers, our friends from Asda, secondary pupils and staff, and even governors attended.
School Council were very impressive hosts and our children manned their stalls professionally.
Thanks to everyone’s generous donations we were even able to have a raffle and guess the weight of the cake competition. Overall, we raised a whopping £65!
Thank you to everyone for making it such a special event.
You may have noticed something different at Beacon Primary today?!
It’s Roald Dahl Day
We have children wearing Roald Dahl’s favourite colour and lots of fantastic characters…see if you can name them all!
Blue Class have been using weight, capacity, time and halving in maths today to make Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake. What a great way to apply maths knowledge!
We’ve even got to clean Mr Twit’s food-filled beard as a fine motor activity. What a whoppsy-whiffling day!
🔴🔵🟡What day’s Friday? The best day of the week! 🔴🔵🟡
Our children and grown ups have been working hard all week as you can see in our photographs. We have the highest of expectations for behaviour and progress and it shows.
Dojo winners this week are:
🔴 Red Class…Matthew 🎉
🔵 Blue Class … Malaki 🎉
🟡 Yellow Class…James 🎉
All of our children won a prize for reading in school this week.
📚Home readers have been matched to your child’s phonic awareness and these are being sent home today. 📚
🍭📚⭐️Please hear your child read every day and sign their reading diary. All pupils who read every day and have their diary signed will receive a prize on a Friday. 🍭📚⭐
Last week’s celebration assembly was made all the better because all of our children were lucky enough to receive a certificate of participation from Panathlon.
Apparently, not every school receives these so we are incredibly proud of our pupils.