Welcome back and welcome to Beech if your child is in Reception. I hope you all had a lovely summer and have now settled back into the routine of a school week.
This term we have P.E on a Monday and Friday for Year 1 and Friday for Reception. The children are currently being asked to wear their P.E kit into school on these days along with joggers and a sweater to keep them warm in class and outside. Thanks.
Our class theme is ‘Me and My Community’, your child will learn about the school community and building friendships. They will explore the school grounds and find out about all the people in school who are there to help them. They will explore how they are special and unique and how everyone’s family is different. They will take part in practical activities to support them to build new friendships and explore what makes a good friend. They will also find out about people in the community who help us, including doctors, nurses, and the emergency services.
This year I am supported by Mrs Rumsey and Mrs Atherden . Mrs Fordham is also in class on a Tuesday afternoon. The children from Beech are now eating their lunches in the hall, but all other children are eating in their classrooms. Please be aware that due to the Covid 19 restrictions, any messages or other notices that I have for you will either come via Studybugs or e-mail.
The Parent Teacher Consultations will soon be upon us, but in the meantime, if you have any issues please do not hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to arrange a time to meet, socially distanced of course.
Welcome back and welcome to Elm if your child is in Year 5. We hope you all had a lovely summer and have now settled back into the routine of a school week.
This term we have P.E on a Monday and Friday. The children are currently being asked to wear their P.E kit into school on these days along with joggers and a sweater to keep them warm in class and outside. Thanks.
Our class theme is Time Traveller, with an emphasis on different periods of history and understanding where those periods of history connect. We are also looking at change, and how items have changed quickly showing the passing of time. We will be looking at the humble phone as an example. If you have any old phones that you wouldn’t mind the children looking at, please seek them out and we will be asking for them in week 3. Thank You.
We are settling into our new classroom and area with lots of changes. This year we are supported by Mrs Venner and Ms Barnes along with Ms Prevett and Miss Sherwood. Mrs Jones is also in class on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. The children now eat their sandwiches in their own area and have their own toilet and locker. There is still a class communication board outside class for when Covid times are over, but until then any messages or other notices that we have for you will either come via Studybugs or e-mail.
The Parent Teacher Consultations will soon be upon us, but in the meantime, if you have any issues please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible to arrange a time to meet, socially distanced of course.
Happy New Year! Welcome back. This term is a long one, but should be full of opportunities for the children to develop and consolidate skills. We start the term with a focus on dance, welcoming Abi from AB dance school to run us through a dance routine ready for The Big Dance later in term 4. Details and how to buy tickets will follow shortly.
This term sees us focus on Scotland, looking at the people, places and geographical features of the country. We look at events that have transformed Scotland, along with people that have stood out in time. We will be having a special Scottish day towards the end of term 3, where the children will have the opportunity to dress up as Scots for the day, enjoy a Scottish feast and make some Scottish delicacies. Haggis tasting is optional! Please start to think about what they could wear, look out for kilts in charity shops and tartan scarves/trousers/socks etc.
As part of our studies, we will be looking at the impact of the Vikings on Scotland and how their traditions still live on today. We aim to build a large Viking boat in the atrium as part of these studies out of junk materials and papier mache. If you are a newspaper reader, please keep and send into school when no longer wanted. We also need large cardboard, so if you got a new TV or something in a large cardboard box please can we have the flattened box. Thank you.
In English, we continue to focus on punctuation, looking for opportunities for writing and extending writing. Our class book is called “The Journey”. Spelling continues as a whole class focus each week as well as handwriting.
In maths we focus on Bidmas, fractions and statistics. We continue to work on 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, as well as continuing our focus on learning our times tables. Times table knowledge is essential.