Welcome to Beech Class - our teacher is Mrs Legg and we also receive support from Mrs Glassock.
What an exciting term Beech class have had. Here are a few of the things we have been up to ...
Mrs Legg organised a visit from the local team of firefighters to the school, which linked in to our 'Great Fire of London' topic. We got to look at all the equipment needed to keep firefighters safe when they are called out. We asked questions and made comparisons to that of firefighting in 1666. We were very lucky as they even brought a fire engine to school and all of us got a turn at firing the water hose.
As part of our science lessons, Beech class (and the rest of the school) started the first session of the Polar Explorer Programme. This is being run by Dr Jackson with the aim of inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers. We will be seeing a lot more of Dr Jackson after Christmas, who will link the theme to our science topics with some exciting investigations and experiments.
Beech class was also treated to a yoga session where we learnt to enhance our flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness - and in addition, Mrs Legg said it improved our concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation!! In addition to this, Mrs Legg took half of the class to a 'Mini-Olympic' event held at The Purbeck School which boosted confidence and enjoyment in sport. The other half of the class will be treated to another event to be held in March 2018.
Lots of children from Beech class enjoy taking part in Mrs Legg's Family Walking Club at the weekends. The first walk was to Arne, finished by a play in the forest park, and the second to Old Harry Rocks, where we finished on Studland beach with hot chocolate as our reward!! Watch this space for more walking events after Christmas.