Beechwood Launches Radio Station
On Wednesday 25th May, Russell Prue, from Anderton Radio Group, trained staff and children on using the radio station. At 3 o'clock, the children performed their first live broadcast to the school.
If you would like to listen to it, click below:
The Big School's Bird Watch
This week Beechwood have been looking out for different species of birds around school and counting them. We were really surprised how many we saw and the children really enjoyed finding out more on identifying birds from their colour to their bird calls.
This website shows you more about what we were learning - it's fascinating! http://archive.teachfind.com/ttv/www.teachers.tv/videos/british-birds.html
The final data will be sent to the RSPB. These are the birds that Sycamore spotted around the Beechwood Primary School:
Blackbirds - 15
Black headed gulls - 13
Carrion crows - 5
Coal tit - 3
House sparrow - 2
Robin - 2
Song thrush - 1
Pied wagtail - 2
Total: 43 birds
Year 6 watch an interview with Tim Peake in space!
This week Year 6 were part of a Cosmic Classroom event with British ESA astronaut, Tim Peake! The live link-up with the International Space Station took place on Tuesday 2nd February and the children were able to see Tim answer questions about live at the Space Station. We were over the moon to be involved!
Year 6 are learning all about the Victorians this term. We started our topic by travelling back in time and experiencing our own Victorian Day. We had a day of the '3 Rs' - reading, writing and arithmetic. The teachers were really strict and some of the children even had to experience the dunce hat as a punishment! The children learned a lot about what it was like to be a Victorian child at school and have written their own descriptive pieces of writing, using their experience to help them.
Vets 4 Pets visit
We were delighted to have Vets 4 Pets from Woolwell visit Year 5 and 6. They tested the children on their pet knowledge and the children impressed the vets with their answers. They even brought in a rabbit and a guinea pig for the children to hold. All the children really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about caring for animals. Vets 4 Pets left the children a challenge to write an animal story and announced that the child that wrote the best story would have the amazing experience: a day at the vets! The children were all very excited by the prize and some couldn't wait to start writing! Good luck everyone!
When children have completed a book, they can log on to RENN reading and complete a quiz related to that book. Children are encouraged to do this at home as well as in school. They can use the link below.