Happy New Year to all our pupils, parents, staff and the local community. We hope you all had a lovely holiday. We have now entered into the first half of the Spring term and with that our pupils have begun new topics. For this half term the topics taking place at Bevington are:
EYFS – Exploring Winter
Year 1 – Travel and Transport
Year 2 – The Arctic
Year 3 – Scotland
Year 4 – Early Britain
Year 5 – The Vikings
Year 6 – Natural Disasters
For each of the topics there is a home learning grid on the website (see home learning on the main page) with a wide range of suggested activities you could do at home with your child. In addition to this why not visit the library to take out books related to their topic or conduct some safe internet searches. We look forward to seeing all the brilliant work you do at home to support your child and their learning.
Since September, we have been implementing a project called Mind Up across the school and teaching it as part of our curriculum from Nursery to Year 6. As part pf these lessons, children have been learning about the specific parts of the brain and how these link with our emotions and learning.
On Tuesday, 28th January, a representative from Mind Up will be coming in to Bevington to offer a workshop to parents so that you can learn more about it and how to support your child at home.
So please join us and develop your knowledge and understanding of the brain and how to adopt a mindful approach to life.
Year 4 were lucky enough to have a visit from the incredible geologist Chris yesterday. The children have loved learning about their STEM topic this term and couldn’t wait for their STEM ambassador to arrive. Oak and Sequoia class were fascinated by the formation of fossils and thoroughly enjoyed observing a range of beautiful rocks from amethyst to granite. We couldn’t believe how heavy lead was and that quartz is made out of silica and oxygen! Well done to our budding geologists!
This week, Mulberry and Sycamore have been learning all about how to make a Fideuà. This is a seafood dish originally from the coast of Valencia that is similar to paella, but uses pasta noodles instead of rice. We filled our paellas with lots of scrumptious vegetables, and we perfected our claw and bridge grips by slicing onions, dicing peppers, mincing mushrooms and chopping green beans. We then flavoured with paprika, salt and pepper and left it to cook before sampling it at home time!
Yesterday, year 4 took on the Natural History Museum. Combining their topic of Iceland with their STEM topic of Geology, Oak and Sequoia came back erupting with knowledge! From dinosaurs and volcanoes to fossils, rocks and minerals STEM and Topic came to life. Seeing the dinosaurs was an added bonus and luckily year 4 all made it back to school safely. It is lovely to see learning consolidated with a fantastic trip. Well done year 4!
Year 5 have been creating some artistic masterpieces based about the concept of ‘cubism’. They looked at a range of famous buildings in Spain and learnt to sketch them carefully like the artist Gaudi. Next, they focused on one section of the building to begin with and then learnt how to create perspective and make the buildings look 3D through adding shadow and shading. Then they used different techniques to shade, such as scumbling, stippling, cross-hatching and smudging. Then for their final piece, as they had been learning about famous Spanish artists, they decided to create a background in Picasso’s cubist style. Once they had done this and coloured it in using oil pastels, crayons, felt tips and newspaper clippings, they then sketched a new building, which was then cut up and used to create a brand new abstract building for their backgrounds.