Larch 2016 - 2017

  • Miss Laura Cable

    Class Teacher

    Hello! My name is Miss Cable and I am the class teacher in year3. I joined Berry Hill School in September 2016 and I have really enjoyed getting to know the staff and children. I have been made to feel very welcome and I now feel a part of the Berry Hill family.

  • Miss Tania Hart

    Teaching Assistant

    Hello! My name is Miss Hart and I am a teaching assistant in Larch Class. I have been working at Berry Hill Primary School since 2014 and have enjoyed supporting children and teachers alike.

Cotswold Wildlife Park - October 2016 - Science Trip
Larch class enjoyed a trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park as part of their science topic, 'Animals'. They spent time with a keeper, who taught them about different types of animals and their skeletons. They enjoyed looking at all of the different animals in the park and seeing animals that they had never seen before.
Homework - Languages Day - September 2016
Larch class are fantastic at producing excellent homework, so when they were asked to create something to represent our languages day, they did not disappoint! The children spent time to research, create and design different projects to represent different countries. As a speaking and listening task, the children then presented their work to the rest of the class.
Learning in Larch Class
In Larch Class we like to work together to make learning fun! Here are some photos of what we have been up to so far this year...
 
Science
We were really lucky to have a science lesson delivered to us by Mrs Pickett! Mrs Pickett kindly came in and taught us about fossils, explained her job role and let us make our own fossils! It was great fun and we were really pleased that Mrs Pickett gave up her time to come in. 
Larch Class Festival 2016
On Friday 26th May Larch class presented a festival to family and friends. Children welcomed their visitors with beautiful singing and despite the very hot weather all children did a fantastic job of remembering the actions and words! This was followed by a joint activity of recreating the Sikh flag, sharing food and sharing our work from this term. It was lovely to see so many people in attendance and the children really enjoyed sharing with their families! Thank you to everyone who came! 
Our Trip to Berry Hill Orchard
We have really enjoyed exploring our local area as part of our topic this term. The children agreed that we are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world and so when we had empty classroom day we were quick to visit our local orchard. 
We explored the different plants that grew there and tried to use the key to identify them. We worked in small groups and took lots and lots of photos! (some were clearer than others!!)
Steam Horse Interaction Workshop - Tuesday 20th June 2017
Larch class had a fantastic day learning all about the Stone Age! The children enjoyed a range of different activities, including, hunting for woolly mammoths, walking like a person form the stone age, communicating like a person from the stone age, trading, handling artefacts and creating our own tribes! Since the workshop the children have enjoyed sharing what they have learnt and have chosen areas which they would like to learn more about.
We have been learning about different opinions in our English lessons. We learnt about the introduction of railways to England and this decision did not pleases everyone. We have had debates in our class, created role plays and even staged our own chat show!
The children decided to write their own poems about this topic and performed them to the class. This group decided to write a rap! The children were very impressed and we thought you would all enjoy it too!
Building Stonehenge! We used clay to recreate the famous stone age landmark. The children talked about the different shapes and how each stone had to be placed carefully to support another. There were fantastic conversations about why Stonehenge may have been built and what exactly it was used for. In addition to this, the children really loved playing with the clay!