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Christmas Around the World Day - 11th December 2017

The whole school celebrated Christmas Around the World day today.  Each class were given a country to learn about in the morning, then in the afternoon we set up a stall to share our learning with the rest of the school.  We were given Sweden, which was amazing as Mrs Wright has a friend who teaches English in Sweden.  The Swedish students sent us a special video with some Christmas phrases to say, we learnt about the traditions of St Lucia day and the Scandinavian Elf, then also gave out the tradition ginger snap biscuits (thank you Ikea!).  

Computing - 4th December 2017

In Computing we have been developing our problem solving through coding with the 'Code and Go Mouse'.  This allow pupils to create their own mazes for the mouse to navigate to get the cheese.  They have to plan their code using the small cards, and if they make a mistake 'debug' the code to correct it.  Bestwood loved using this brand new resource and showed good progress in these skills.  

Creswell Crags Trip - 21st November 2017

Bestwood, Welbeck and Clumber went to visit Creswell Crags today as part of our Stone Age topic.  We explored caves they used to live in, found out about how they ate and which animals were about in that era, then became archaeologists and found lots of artefacts.  It was a fantastic learning experience and the pupils gained a better understanding of how people lived in that time.

Anti-Bullying Week 14th November 2017

It's Anti-Bullying week this week so in PSHE we explored the issue.  First we discussed different ways that people can be bullied - considering that bullying is an on-going issue, not just a one-off incident.  We then watched a video that showed how sometimes people bully other people as they are actually hurting inside, for example due to a bad home life.  The pupils then created top tips to help people if they are experiencing bullying.  

Topic - Stone Age to Iron Age Britain w.b. 30th October 2017

This half term we have started a new history topic.  On Monday we used non-fiction books to research dates and created a timeline of this period of history.  On Wednesday we researched how archaeologists discover information about the past and uncover hidden artefacts.

Hindu Day - 16th October 2017

Today we had a fun day exploring Hinduism.  A Hindu lady led a workshop for us; she taught us about the story of Rama and Sita, and why Hindus celebrate Diwali.  She showed us some dancing, Hindu outfits, fans and puppets.  Back in class we tasted some Hindu food and evaluated it.  We learned about the Hindu views of life after death.  In the afternoon we had an arty time making diva lamps out of clay and painting Rangoli pictures.  

Maths - 2-5th October 2017

In Maths this week we have been exploring numbers.  The black group started off by learning about negative numbers and the red group by understanding place value in seven digit numbers.  Then at the end of the week both groups moved on to learning the rules of Roman numerals.  We were all so glad we don't use this system today.  

Topic - Robot electronics 27th September 2017

Bestwood have been exploring what is inside a robot.  The pupils had to follow circuit diagrams and work out how to build specific circuits.  If they didn't work they had to analyse why.  

Topic - Robot Art 20th September 2017

Our topic this half term is Robots.  This week we have been exploring the art work of Eric Joyner, who paints pictures with robots in them. On Monday we evaluated his work, then today created our own robot pictures using the ideas from his paintings.   

English - 13th September 2017

Bestwood have started a non-fiction topic exploring the death of Tutankhamen.  The pupils have been picking out key information to create a crime incident board and scanning the text for information about Ancient Egypt.  They then used evidence from the text to justify their ideas and create a story using different tenses.
In our transition weeks we have been exploring a mini topic on 'Changes'.  Today we found out about the life cycle of a butterfly and how it metamorphosis into different stages,  then consolidated this learning through creating the main stages using plasticine.  

Science - 11th July 2017

In Science today we have been exploring states of matter in the best way possible - with food mmmmmm.  Bestwood discovered ways of changing solids to liquids and then back to solids through making rice crispy cakes. A tasty lesson!

Book fair in school - 4th July 2017

Our book fair arrived today.  The children loved choosing books to buy and finding out about new authors.  

Bestwood Class Timetable 2017-2018

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