Class Beech

Spring 2020

Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone, I hope you’ve all had a relaxing Christmas and are ready to take on the new decade! We have a very busy Spring Term coming up and I would like to keep you informed of the topics Beech Class will be studying over the next few months.

But first, a housekeeping details and arrangements I would like to remind you of. Throughout the Spring Term, our PE slots and times are as follows – we are going swimming to Bay Leadership Academy every Monday afternoon; the final session will be February 10th. Please ensure your child has their swimming kit in school for this; our other PE slot is a Wednesday afternoon and will be taken by Miss Helen. Finally, our Forest School slot will be on a Tuesday Afternoon (every other Tuesday starting tomorrow) Please make sure your child has suitable clothing for this or they will not be able to go. Please be aware that we will go to Forest School in a variety of weather conditions, therefore the clothes your child wears may get a bit dirty!

During the Spring term we will be linking our learning about ‘The Vikings are Coming!’

Topics we will be learning about include:

· English- Myth and Legends

· Science- Electricity.

· RE- Called by God

· Topic – The Viking and Anglo Saxon Struggle for the Kingdom.

· Computing – We are HTML editors

· Geography- Where does our food come from?

· Art-Drawing

Reading – Children are expected to change their reading books at least once a week. Before a new book can be taken, we would like to ask you to ensure that your child’s reading record is signed to show that the previous book has been completed. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible at home.

Homework- Your child will be given a homework menu at the beginning of every half term. This will be a choice of creative learning opportunities that the children can choose to complete over the course of the term. We would also greatly appreciate your support with helping your children with reading, spelling practice and learning the times tables at home in addition to the homework menu- whenever is convenient for you. Spelling and times table lists will be sent home with this letter.

I hope we get off to a flying new term Beech Class and I am looking forward to discussing your child’s progress further on Parent’s Evening. Please, if you have any concerns or would like to talk to me about anything, my door is always open.

Many thanks,

Miss Capstick, Mrs Wilcock and Mrs Boak