Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

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

01242 820407

Beech Class

Beech Class are Year Three and Four, and are taught by Miss Thomas.
We are helped by our teaching assistant Mrs Bowers.
This term, our topic is Invaders! 
We will be finding out all about life in Ancient Rome as well as Roman Britain. 
We will also be doing a lot of Geography work, particularly focusing Volcanoes and the eruption of Pompeii!


Our Knowledge Organiser below contains all the information you should need about our topic this term. Please do get in contact if you have any questions!

 Autumn A- Knowledge Organiser- Invaders.pdfDownload
 Beech Class Parent Pack- Autumn Term 2022- Invaders.pdfDownload
 Welcome to Beech Class Presentation.pptxDownload
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Layers of the Earth

Beech Class learned all about the different layers of the Earth this week, as well as how the three different types of rocks are formed- look at our fantastic double page spreads!

For some of us, this was our first attempt at double page spreads and we were really proud of the work that we created. What a superb start to the year!

Science Rocks!

We've really enjoyed the start of our Science unit on Rocks this term, taking a good close look at the rocks around us and beginning to learn about how they are formed! We can't wait to learn more about the Earth, including volcanoes, next week...

Some highlight's from last year's learning

Viking Longhouses:

After some incredibly hard work over the past few weeks, the Viking longhouses that we've been using our DT skills to create are complete! We really focused on our measuring and sawing techniques and learned how to create squares, cubes, cuboids and triangles. We were incredibly proud of how they turned out!

RIAT 2022

As a reward for our hard work and working hard together as a whole school to earn 8,000 ASPIRE points, we had a fantastic day at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford! We loved meeting pilots and asking them lots of questions, having a look inside a cargo plane and having a fantastic time in the hands-on 'Techno Zone'. Of course, our absolute highlight was seeing the incredible Red Arrows!

Viking Longhouses

We created sketches and technical drawings of our Viking longhouses before beginning to work on their structures. We're becoming experts in accurate measurement and using triangles to improve the strength of our structures. We're incredibly proud of how we're doing!

Viking Dragon Eyes

We have absolutely loved creating our Dragon Eyes this term- for many of us, it was the highlight of our learning this year! To finish off our fantastic clay work, children carefully painted their creations based on their own design. We then had a fantastic time creating stories about them in our Wicked Writes this week! Don't they look incredible?

Viking Beliefs

Check out our amazing fact files about some of the Viking Gods! The Vikings believed in lots of different Gods, who all had different personalities and special strengths.

Visit from The Wilson Museum


Beech Class absolutely loved their visit from Jo from the Wilson Museum today! We've been learning all about the local hero Edward Wilson over the past term, who was a member of Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the South Pole in 1914. Jo was incredibly impressed by how knowledgeable the children were, and the excellent vocabulary that they used to talk about the intrepid team!

We heard the tale of the expedition in lots of detail, noting important new facts in our notebooks. We also had a chance to play with toys from Wilson's era, and dress up in clothes that he and his family may have worn! 

Our River Explorers trip to Greystones Farm

We had a wonderful trip to Greystones Farm near Bourton-on-the-Water to follow up our learning about Rivers! Using kick sampling, we were lucky enough to be able to examine lots of the different species that live in the river including Mayfly larvae, river shrimp, leeches and caddisfly larvae. We learned about how we know that the river is healthy, including water sampling and looking at the ecosystem works together. In the afternoon, we took scientific measurements of the river including the width, depth and velocity (speed). Although we got very wet, we had a wonderful time!

Coding computer games

We had so much fun using the app Scratch to code our own Polar themed computer games. It took all of our resilience and problem solving skills to get the coding correct and debug any issues that arose! We even got a chance to play each others' games and leave each other feedback about what we liked about the games, and what we thought they could work on. We definitely have some future computer programmers in our midst!

Working Pneumatic Sarcophaguses

We have absolutely loved learning about pneumatics and hydraulics this term! After lots of investigation and planning, we have now finished our incredible Egyptian sarcophaguses which open using a pneumatic system. What super DT skills!

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!


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?

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