Today Beech Class received a pizza making master class at Pizza Express in Hitchin. The 27 strong class donned their chef's hats and aprons to firstly stretch their dough into a larger circle ready for the tin. It is harder than it looks! You have to gently knead and entice the springy dough, taking care … Read more Pizza Perfect!
Not content with making their own pitta pizzas, Beech Class also made the pizza boxes! With the expert help of Pizziola Bassindale (Chef!) all of the children made their own delicious pitta pizzas. A variety of toppings were used; from pineapple, pepperoni, mushroom, peppers, ham, sweetcorn and cheese. The children ate very well that evening. The … Read more Pizza, Pizza, Get Your Pitta Pizza Here!
Gale force winds, unseasonably low June (ha ha) temperatures and horizontal driving rain did not stop Beech class having a great and educational day at Affinity Water in Bushey. Before we set out in the elements to pond dip and hunt for mini-beasts, we learned about how much water we use in the UK. We … Read more Beech class trip to Affinity Water
Beech Class ran 500m for Compassion this week. In order to raise some money to help Samali and Joel, the two children the school sponsors through Compassion UK, Beech class did a sponsored run on the field. Five lengths of the track didn't seem such a tall order when we talked about it in class, … Read more Running for Compassion
Beech Class wanted to see how a solid reacts to temperature in science this week, so we melted chocolate! The experiment aimed to find out what temperature melted chocolate the fastest. No surprises that floating tins with pieces of chocolate on icy water yielded no change! The chocolate had not reached its melting point. However, in … Read more Watching chocolate melt!
What could possibly go wrong? 26 children, 18 bottles of fizzy drink and the aim of the science experiment to shake out the bubbles! Well actually – nothing! Beech class was investigating which are the fizziest drinks by seeing if carbon dioxide weighs anything. The results were really surprising as gas does indeed have mass! The … Read more Gas has mass!
As part of our History unit of work on the Romans, Beech Class went to Verulamium Museum in St Albans. First we looked around the museum finding out lots of information about how the Romans lived. Then we had a workshop where we were able to handle different Roman artefacts. We had to try to … Read more Beech Class visit Verulamium Museum and Welwyn Roman Baths
To finish off our topic about Antarctica, we made penguin Easter eggs. The little penguin sits on a peppermint iceberg. We put some icing on the egg and made it into a penguin. They all look very different. Some are boys, some girls, one's a punk! I'm looking forward to eating it as soon as … Read more Penguin Parade
Over the past few weeks, Beech class has been making head torches and lanterns in Design Technology. The children designed either a head torch or lantern and worked out how to add their circuits to their torch. They made their own circuits with working switches. Every child made a working circuit and they worked really hard to … Read more Let there be light!
Many scientists have over the years contributed to our understanding of electricity. Visit thefusebox.northernpowergrid.com/page/electricity/history.cfm and go through the decades to find out what was invented and by whom. For your homework, you are going to write a fact file about Thomas Edison who is credited with a very famous invention. Use the fact file sheet to … Read more Beech – Half Term Science Homework