France: Summer News

Find out what the pupils in France have been doing in Terms 5 & 6

During term 5 our History topic was ‘The Great Fire of London’, the children were enthusiastic and engaged really well to learn about this topic and all that happened in 1666. All the children enjoyed our Interactive Whiteboard programme depicting all the facts that occurred during The Great Fire of London. We made pictures of old houses with wooden beams and then using red, yellow and orange collage materials, we cut out flame shapes and then stuck them onto our pictures. We compared Fire Fighting equipment from 1666 and what is available today and found out what people did in 1666 to try to put out the fire.

In term 6. The Beacon held a whole school PSHE enrichment day, the topic was ‘World Refugee Day’.  Paddington Bear was introduced to zone 1 as a lost bear with no family, no home, clothes or food. Paddington spent some time in each class in Zone 1 and each class discussed what he needed to make him feel safe and happy.

We all took photographs and are compiling a book to show what the children did in each class. The children were really engrossed in the activity, they really loved it. We are all working really hard with our Literacy and Numeracy work tasks and looking forward to our ‘Race for Life’ event on Friday 30th where we hope to raise a great deal of money for ‘Cancer Research’. The Beacon Sports Day will be held on Friday 7th July also our long Summer holiday is quickly approaching!

May all the staff and pupils in France class take this opportunity to wish everyone at The Beacon a safe and happy Summer Holiday and congratulate everyone for finishing our first year here!