St Lucia class have a fantastic start to 2017

St Lucia continue to build on their personal and academic successes, and welcome two new pupils to the class.

This term our English focus text was the brilliant Roald Dahl classic George’s Marvellous Medicine. The highlight for staff and pupils was being able to roleplay the wonderfully eccentric characters! We have recently been studying information texts and the pupils have thoroughly enjoyed learning about adverts, instructions and even creating their own games and rule books. For World Book Day the pupils enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters.

Our mathematics topics have included measure and shape this term, allowing the pupils to use a range of equipment to estimate, compare and measure the length, capacity and mass of objects. We have enjoyed leaning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, creating our own top trumps and going on shape hunts!

In history we have been learning about the Battle of Britain. The pupils have enjoyed finding out what life was like during the blitz and thinking what it would have been like to be evacuated. We are now beginning our first geography topic which is maps and symbols. I hope St Lucia will be able to benefit from an educational visit next term and the pupils will have opportunities to use the knowledge they have learned.

There was a success story this term when pupils from The Beacon took part in a Panathalon swimming event. I am pleased to say that the St Lucia team finished first and were rewarded with certificates and gold medals! The school received a trophy and framed certificate, as well as swimming equipment. The team now progress to the finals, which will be held in July at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!

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St. Lucia pupils winning the gold medal