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Welcome to the Beech Class page (Year 3).


This term we are learning about the Romans! We are so excited to find out all about them and have already been looking at some real artefacts. We will soon be visiting Colchester Castle to find out more.

In art we are learning the skill of mosaic. Check back for pictures of our work when it is completed.


Today we welcomed a new member to our class.

He is small, furry and has four legs!

We named him Rex after a class vote and can't wait until we can hold him and he will get to run about in his ball.

Rex is a Syrian Hamster.  They like to live alone and enjoy eating apples, carrots and broccoli.

Did you know that a hamster's teeth never stop growing?

That's why it is important for them to have something to chew and gnaw on to keep their teeth short.



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Last Friday was our Christmas Decoration afternoon. We had a lovely time making creations that will be on sale at the Christmas Fayre on Friday 15th December. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to join us!

On Friday 1st December Beech class was whipped up into a Winter Maths Frenzy!

Some of our activities were:

  • Scaling recipes for gingerbread men. We had to multiply the quantities so we would make enough for 30 children!
  • Weighing and measuring ingredients
  • Making the longest paper chain we could from one sheet of paper. Then we had to try and make it longer! We even went and compared ours to year 5 on the playground
  • Decorating our gingerbread men. Boys had to have an odd number of buttons and girls an even number.
  • Collecting data for a pictogram of where we took our first bite!

We had a fantastic day and our brains are now buzzing with numbers (and our bellies full of gingerbread!!) cheeky

On the 28th November Beech Class visited Vange Library! We had such a fantastic time and enjoyed all of the activities. Thank you to everyone that helped us out with walking to and from the library-it was much appreciated. Below are some snaps of our trip...

We have been practising our football skills in PE. Here we are dribbling, passing and stopping the ball with control.
Roman Artefacts
In Maths we have been learning a variety of skills with number, addition and subtraction. We have been practising number bonds, mental skills and we have even played some games to get better at exchanging.