Beech Class (Year 2)

Welcome to Beech Class
Beech Class is a Year 2 class.  Mrs Chapman is the class teacher and Mrs Borley and apprentice Miss Carr are her assistants. During afternoons when Mrs Chapman is out of the class, the class is taught by our  HLTA Mrs Cessford.

Friday 11th October – Harvest Festival Poem

Today was our Harvest Festival at Grange View, it was all based on water. We performed a poem all about why we love rain – hope you like it as much as we enjoyed performing it!

3rd October 2019 - Low Steads Farm Visit 
What a wonderful day we had at the farm. The children were busy from start to finish. Our day began with a walk to the neighbouring woodland owned by Lord Howick. The children ambled through the farmers field seeing evidence of mice, owls and hedgehog habitats. Then they made woodland friends and did a team hunt to find facts about animals that live in the woods. After having lunch in the warmth of Longhoughton Community Centre we returned to the farm and had a tour by Mr and Mrs Forsythe the owners of the farm. We saw loads of cows, sheep (and their teeth), the wheat and barley they grow and had a photo on a quad bike as well as trailer ride to see Meg the sheepdog in action. It was truly fabulous and the children are already asking if they can go back tomorrow. :) 
26th September 2019 - European Day of Languages - Spain
What a wonderful day we had in Beech celebrating everything Spanish for EDL. The children started the day by looking at where Widdrington is and zooming out on Google Maps to find Spain. We watched a video teaching us a few simple facts and then decorated our own maracas. We used the maracas to shake numbers 1-5 in Spanish as well as play different rhythms to match Spanish music. 
Later we learnt lots of facts about Spain and other language through the adventures of Barnaby Bear as well as listening to the story of Little Red Hen in Spanish. After lunch the children learnt their own dance with Fiona from Little Movers to perform to the school as well as sample a variety of Spanish food including chorizo, paella and churros. What a fab day!