Letters to Kenya

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Beech base have been lucky enough to receive some post from a school in Kenya. The letters received allowed us to contrast our schools and our daily routines. We decided to write letters back to them telling them all about ourselves and Highfield. This was a great writing opportunity so a big thank you to Miss Dromey who visited the Kenyan school in April and brought the letters back for us. We … [Read more...]

Sunflowers and Cress


As part of our science, learning how seeds grow into mature plants we have been gardening. This is Rosie and she is very pleased with how her sunflower is growing with her care and attention. She knows it needs "light, warmth, nutrition and water". Coming up in a few weeks (date tbc) we will be inviting parents in to help us garden in our playground too. … [Read more...]

Fi Fi Fo Fum!

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As part of our castles and dragons topic we have been exploring Jack and the Beanstalk. Last week we wrote bossy instructions on how to grow a magic bean and were really proud of our magical ideas. … [Read more...]

A special visit from Dr Diego Altamirano!


Today we were very excited to have our favourite scientist re-visit! Dr Diego from Southampton University told us all about his fascinating research on black holes. We drew pictures of what we knew about stars, the universe, black holes and even who a scientist is before and then after his talk to us. It was very clear to see the impact of our new learning and we thank Diego very much for his time … [Read more...]