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Beech 5


It's nearly the end of the Summer Term 2015 and it's goodbye to our latest topic, We'll Meet Again. 






This topic focused on World War II - the years 1939 to 1945 - and, in particular, the war in Europe.  

In class, we will be exploring many of the themes and issues of the period through stories set in the period and started with the classic Goodnight Mr Tom.  


We launched with a World War II dressing up day on 23rd April - see below for pictures. 


Later, in June we went on the Children at War residential - happy memories!


Details of our topic-web can be found in the link immediately below:

Children at War Residential - June 2015

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1940s Radio Production

We had great fun imitating British voices from the war-time period and recording them, along with sound effects, for an instalment of a radio play.

We'll Meet Again Stunning Start - 23rd April 2015

In Beech 5 we have made a contract between pupils and staff which establishes how we all agree to behave.  Our aim is to review it during the year to make sure it continues to meet our needs.
Below you will find memories from earlier this school year:

Olympian Beth Tweddle Visit: 31st March 2015

Eclipse! What eclipse? :-(

IMPORTANT: Royal Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Guidance

How to observe the partial eclipse on 20 March 2015 by Dr Lucie Green (8 min)

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Lucie Green explains what will happen during the partial eclipse of the Sun, and how you can view it safely even using household materials.

Scholastic Book Fair: 11th March 2015 - 16th March 2015 UPDATE! Congratulations Year 5 - we earned the school £347.81 in commission!

Help us hit our Book Fair targets - this year, Beech 5 are running the fair!

On 25th February 2015, representatives from the charity DASH visited to talk to us about domestic abuse and internet safety (including gaming addiction).  Click the charity's logo to visit their website:









Childline was also mentioned:

On Thursday 12th February 2015, the local Fire Service ran a very interesting session on fire safety for us.


The children will have brought home fire safety leaflets to share with everyone at home.


The Staywise website, link below, provides several fun activities to help consolidate the learning:

It's Carnival Day!

Aztec, Mayan and Inca inspired t-shirt designs

The Bug Man Cometh!

The Bug Man - Friday 9th January 2015

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Marking a Stunning Start to our "Arriba! Arriba!!" topic, the Bug Man introduced us to some Rainforest creatures.

Christmas Carol Comcert 2014

Beech 5 - Attack! Celebration December 2014

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The suggested reading pages have been updated to include titles relevant to the second autumn half-term: 

It's the season of Advent - Christmas is coming!

Being Superheroes for Children in Need 2014

Remembrance: 1914-2014

Our stunning start for "Attack!"

Marvellous Middle - Verulamium Trip

Visit our trips page to see pictures from our trip to the Verulamium Museum in St Albans.

Topic Book Covers

The children designed their own covers for their topic books.  On the front cover is a picture of a Roman Senate.  The faces have been made using thumb-prints with paint with the details drawn in with fine-line markers to create expressive characters partaking in a debate.  The reverse picture is of someone or something the child particularly associates with this topic.
What happened on this day in history?  Find out here:


The Romans came, saw and conquered!

Visit our subject pages to see more pictures!