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Welcome to Beech Class! Come back and check this page regularly to find out what we have been learning about in our class!


Today Zoolab came to visit Year One to help us with our Science learning, all about animals. We were all given the opportunity to hold and touch a selection of creatures including a giant snail, cockroach, frog and snake. The children had a wonderful afternoon and they were all very brave when the creatures were passed around! Have a look at our photos!


This half term we have been learning about Castles so today we had a special themed day, where we were allowed to dress up. First thing, we made bread rolls ready for the royal banquet. After, we practised designing features for our castles. Then after lunch, we had a special visit from the King and Queen of Harwich.


Today we visited Colchester Zoo to learn all about penguins. This was to excite us all about our new Literacy topic all about Non-Chronological Reports. We were greeted by an elf, who had lost the magic flying dust for the penguins. The elf thought it would be a good idea to replace the reindeer with penguins. However, we soon realised that this would not be a good idea! Luckily, Santa appeared to tell us that he had this magical dust in his pocket all along! Once we had collected all our information about penguins, the children all had the opportunity to meet Santa. We had free time to look around the zoo too!