Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

We ASPIRE to do our best!

Andoversford Primary School, Gloucester Road, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HR

01242 820407

Beech Class

Links to rehearse Christmas songs:

Merry Christmas Everyone

The Christmas Alphabet (signing)

Beech Class are Year Three and Four, and are taught by Miss Thomas and Mrs Masek.
Mrs Mace also teaches Maths to our Year Threes.
We are helped by our teaching assistants Mrs Bowers and Miss Harding.
This term, our topic is Walk Like An Egyptian. 
We will be finding out all about the fascinating history of Ancient Egypt!


Have a look at our Knowledge Organiser to discover exactly what we will be learning this term.                   You can use this at home to practise knowledge from lessons we have already done, or to find out information before a lesson which is coming up!

The Parent Pack contains everything you'll need to know about what's going on in Beech Class this term!

The English file will also give you additional ways to support your children at home.

 Autumn B- Knowledge Organiser- Egypt.pdfDownload
 Parent Pack- Autumn Term 2021.pdfDownload
 Parent Pack- English.pdfDownload
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Making a pneumatic sarcophagus!

In DT, we've been working on making a sarcophagus which opens using a pneumatic device! This week, we've been focusing on our construction skills and creating accurate nets of 3D shapes, starting with a prototype before working on our final product. We also learned about the skill of scoring. Watch this space for the finished products!

The Water Cycle

We've been using the Keynote app on our school iPads to record our own learning and understanding about The Water Cycle. Check out some of these fantastic Water Cycle animations! Well done to Jasmine, Holly, Dexter, Oscar and Millie for these superb examples.

If you have an Apple device at home (iPad or iPhone), Keynote is a freely available app. Beech Class, why not teach your parents how to animate!

Positive Learning Behaviour

We've been talking this term about how to be good learners. When we talk about learning behaviour, we aren't talking about general behaviour- we mean how to be a good learner and make the most of our learning time.

The class discussed this in depth and then wrote a list of positive and negative learning behaviours. 

Every week, we now vote for weekly 'positive role models'- children who we think have particularly demonstrated these good learning behaviours. Each day, these children have the honour of awarding Aspire points to their classmates who they think have been working hard on these behaviours too. They record why they've awarded the Aspire points to them- look at how many wonderful comments we have by the end of the week!

Keep up the super work, Beech Class- we've seen a fantastic improvement in your attitude so far!

Solids, Liquids and Gases

This week, Beech Class have been learning about the tiny atomic building blocks that the world is made up of, and how these make up solids, liquids and gases. Today we explored different substances and decided if they were solids or liquids.

Parents- Ask your child whether jelly is a liquid or a solid, or how we know that salt is a solid even though we can pour it!

Beech Class- how many solids, liquids and gases can you spot at home?

This weekend, see if you can have a go at changing a substance between states e.g. melt a solid into a liquid, or freeze a liquid into a solid!


You can find out more about states of matter on these child-friendly websites!

BBC Bitesize videos

Twinkl Video



We absolutely loved finding out all about the Ancient Egyptian process of mummification! After mummifying our own Pharaoh (Gary), we wrote our own explanations of exactly what took place. Can your child spot their work below?

Our trip to the Cheltenham Literature Festival! 

Beech Class had a great time finding out all about Ben Miller's 'How I Became a Dog Called Midnight.' 

The Wheel of Choice

Beech class have a choice of four wheels to help them regulate their emotions in school. Please check out the video below of our lovely children explaining how they use each wheel. 

Super Scientists!

We have loved learning about the human body this term! Check out our amazing double page spreads where children recorded all that they have learnt about the digestive system- we're really proud of them. They should be able to tell you all about what happens when you eat!

Did you know that if your intestine was laid out straight, it would be the length of a double decker bus?

Beech Class had a super Science lesson about the Digestive system today! We learned all about the roles that the different parts of the digestive system had, and re-enacted this practically to help us remember!

Here are the videos that we watched if you'd like to recap what we learned-

Digestive system - KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

Take a look at this amazing homework! She was inspired to find out more about the Egyptologist Howard Carter, so she decided to write a diary entry in character, describing his amazing discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.

Useful Links

We've been learning the names and purposes of the different bones in the human skeleton. Try out this fun build a skeleton game to practise what you have learned!

Build a Skeleton



We've also been beginningto learn about Ancient Egypt, including the life of Tutankhamun. There are some super videos on the BBC Bitesize website which will help you to learn even more!

BBC Bitesize- Ancient Egypt


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