Beechcroft Infants School


Class 5

Material Sorting - In Science we have been looking at everyday materials. We have looked at what different materials there are and how we can sort them according to their properties.

History - In History we have been learning about the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror and the Bayeux Tapestry. We know that the Battle of Hasting took place in 1066 and William the Conqueror and King Harold Godwinson were battling for the throne. We know that William the Conqueror won the battle. His story was then depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. We had a go at making our own, we had lots of fun working together and creating our own version of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Clay Dragons - We have been busy making clay dragons. First we looked at how to mould and use the clay then we painted them. We looked at pictures of dragons to inspire us. We are very proud of our dragons.

Science- Our Senses. This term in science we have been learning all about our bodies, our body parts and our 5 senses (sense of taste, sense of touch, sense of smell, sense of sight and sense of hearing). We have learned about Linda Brown Buck who discovered the odorant receptors in our noses. We particularly enjoyed our tasting experiment, where we tasted foods which were either, sweet, salty, bitter or sour. As a class our favourite things we tasted were the cookies (sweet) and the tortilla chips (salty).

PE – Balancing In indoor PE this term we have been looking at balancing. We have practised many different styles of balancing; static, dynamic and counterbalance. We have been working on developing our own balancing skills then balancing with a partner. We have learned that we need strong tummy muscles to help do some of the balances. What balances can you do at home?

Loose parts play This term our topic has been all about me and we have been exploring how to use different loose parts to make representations of us and our families. One of our favourite ways to do this was by using the glass beads. We tried to think about the size of the glass bead and what part of us it would best represent.

We have really enjoyed forest school this term, we enjoy exploring the environment around us and practising our forest school skills. We especially love exploring what water does to the consistency of the mud and jumping in our creation. We are developing our problem solving skills, working as a team and resilience when our socks get soggy.

In art this term we have been looking at colours and how we can combine two colours to make another one. We have looked at our three primary colours (red, yellow and blue) and our secondary colours (purple, green, orange). We have also looked at what happens to colour when you add white or black. We have been busy experimenting. What colours can you make?