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Lego Robotics Challenge Day - Years 5 & 6

Added on by School Administrator.

We are delighted to tell you that we have arranged an exciting and inspiring Robotics Challenge Day for our Year 5 and 6 children in Term 4.  Classrooms will be transformed into ‘Robotic Labs’ for the day!  Children will use Lego Mindstorms to build robots and program them to carry out a mission.  This will also be a great opportunity for the children to work collaboratively with IT programming professionals and specialist equipment. 

Please see the attached letter for further details.

Hard copies have also been sent home.

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Class Learning Showcase

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You are invited to a Learning Showcase in your child’s class which will give you the opportunity to view your child’s school books and see what they learnt last term.

Below are the dates and times of these briefings.

Maple                                      Thursday 10th January                         2.45pm – 3.15pm

Silver Birch                              Friday 11th January                              2.45pm – 3.15pm

Chestnut                                  Monday 14th January                           9.00am – 9.30am

Hazel                                       Wednesday 16th January                     2.45pm – 3.15pm

Oak                                          Thursday 17th January                         2.45pm – 3.15pm

Beech                                      Friday 18th January                              2.45pm – 3.15pm

Beech Class Camp Out - Friday 20th July

Added on by School Administrator.

As an end of year treat we are planning a Year Six camp-out on Friday 20th July to the morning of Saturday 21st July. We will be camping within the school grounds in tents and will be having a barbeque and campfire to mark the end of Beech’s primary school career!

Please click here for further details.

Year 6 Photo Consent

Added on by School Administrator.

With the end of year assembly drawing closer we would like to offer you the chance to have a copy of the photographs that will be shown during the event. 

Please click here to see the letter with further details regarding permission and privacy.

Beech Class Swimming lesson - 14th June

Added on by School Administrator.

On Thursday 14.06.18, Beech Class will be walking to Springfield Community Campus for a one hour session (10.30-11.30) in the pool.

The purpose of the session is for me to gauge which children can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. This won’t take longer than 20 minutes and then the children will be able to use the rest of the session as a fun swim.

Please click here for further details.

Bikeability - Beech Class

Added on by School Administrator.

Wiltshire Council Road Safety, in partnership with the school, is offering cycle training for pupils. It is designed to develop road sense, awareness of traffic and to improve your child’s ability to ride safely.

The course will take place at school during 13th & 20th March and 14th & 21st March.

Letters were sent home on Wednesday 21st February.  If you would like your child to take part, please return all the necessary forms and payment by Wednesday 28th February - If we do not have enough pupils signed up, the course may have to be cancelled.

Day three - Stackpole

Added on by Maple.

We woke to a very blustery Welsh morning. After a hearty breakfast we were ready for a day of coastal walking and rock climbing. 

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The Swans!

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The Coots!

 

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On Stackpole Quay, we looked for fossils of ancient corals and identified different types of rock. 

Here we are standing either side of two tectonic plates! 

From Stackpole Quay we walked along the coastal path to Barafundle Beach where we spent some time on the sand.

From here we climbed higher and higher until we were overlooking the sea. The wind was immense and we struggled to stand, let alone walk, at times! The wind was blowing the spray high into the sky and it was an amazing experience.

Bit breezy! 

After a well deserved lunch, the children set out to climb. They approached it with enthusiasm, positivity and resilience. Everyone climbed and abseiled and supported each other with shouts of encouragement or advice. It was a great team moment and they should be super proud of their achievements. If they can climb in those slimy, wet conditions they can climb any mountain!

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Day 2 at Stackpole

Added on by Maple.

Today we split into our two groups for our morning activities: Coots went canoeing and Swans went rock-pooling.  

 

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What do you think we might find? 

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Angle Bay had some amazing rock pools, we found: a shally, four different types of crab, some sea stars and winkles. We even escaped back to the bus before the rain came down!

 

In the afternoon we visited Pembroke Castle which is an impressive example of a Norman castle.   We learned about barbicans, murder holes, keeps, dungeons and oubliette! Beech class will happily share their knowledge with you when we return! 

Entering the castle with a battering ram! 

Entering the castle with a battering ram! 

We enjoyed a relaxing evening, writing our diaries, playing games and chess in the common room and listening to a shared story before bed time. 

Day 1 at Stackpole!

Added on by Maple.

Arrived safe and sound at 1pm, in the driving wind and rain. Settled into our rooms then a lovely lunch! We then prepared ourselves in full rain gear for a walk to Broadhaven beach. We've seen a giant pike, a murmuration of rooks, founds a mermaids purse from a blonde ray, some jelly fish washed up on the shore. We climbed up through the dunes to see the view " wow it's awesome!" " amazing" " l want to bring my mum back here" These were just some of the responses from the kids. Sorry no photographic evidence as it was very wet when we set out but it soon cleared up. 

Down time before dinner!     

Down time before dinner!  

 

Following dinner we started our John Muir Conservation Award diaries, there's been some great writing of today's activities.  

 

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Diary writing in full swing!

Weve since had hot chocolate and are ready for bed.