Spring Term 2023
If you would like to contact Mrs Harding directly, please use the class email address.
Happy New Year! I hope that all of our Beech Class children and families were able to enjoy the Christmas break. Welcome back to the new Spring Term!
This term our main topic is focused on the legacy of the Ancient Greeks. We will explore this theme through our History and English lessons, linking in as many other subject areas possible along the way such as Art and Music. In other areas of the curriculum and later on in the term, we will be finding out about ‘North America’ in Geography and ‘Electricity’ in Science. We will continue to read our class novel -The Last Wild by Piers Torday, on which many of our English lessons will be based.
Beech Class will continue to attend swimming lessons each Monday at Heysham pool up until February half term. We will also have a school-based session on Fridays, when children should come to school dressed in PE kit. Please can I remind you that PE kit should be dark bottoms (shorts or tracksuit), house colour T Shirt and school jumper along with sensible trainers. We have had a huge rainbow array of colours recently and we need to get back on track with PE uniform, because it is exactly that – uniform!
After half term, we will swap PE sessions with Willow Class, our days will remain as Monday and Friday, but both will be in school and kit will need to been worn on both of these days.
Thank you to the children who submitted regular homework last term. Please find the new ‘Homework Menu’ attached. This should be placed in your child’s red folder and tasks should be crossed off each time an activity is completed. There are a range of tasks, not all of them need to be done, but one each week is expected. This menu will just cover this term and will relate to our class topics. Homework should be submitted by Wednesday each week. It will be returned to children on a Friday, ready for the next task to be completed.
So many of our class earnt their ‘Bronze’ reading certificate before Christmas, which was fantastic. Let’s see if each child can achieve their next award by Easter. I will be giving every child a log in to ‘Oxford Reading Buddies’ which is an online reading tool where children can log the school books they read and take quizzes that focus on reading comprehension. More details on this exciting new resource will follow.
Thank you very much for your continued support. If you ever need to speak to me or have any questions – the end of the school day is the best time to have a chat.
Mrs Harding, Mrs Illingworth and Mrs Boak.