Class Beech

Summer Term 2022

If you would like to contact Mrs Harding directly, please use the class email address.

beech@overton-st-helens.lancs.sch.uk

Welcome back to the Summer Term! I hope that all of our children and families have had a wonderful Easter holiday and a well-earned rest. The children in Beech Class have certainly made a very positive return to school after the break.

Over the course of the Summer Term, Beech Class will study two main topic areas: ‘Ancient Greece’ and ‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’. These areas will be interlinked throughout our curriculum and we will take opportunities to explore the subjects through English, Art and other subjects. In Science we are going to explore ‘Electricity’ and in RE we will be looking studying ‘People of Faith’. As always, I will aim to adapt the curriculum as we go to match the interests of the class. Other projects to look forward to this term will link to making bread in DT, whilst thinking about cooking and nutrition and our French topic will be ‘On a School Trip’.

Music: Beech Class’ music provision will be delivered by Mrs Canning, a specialist teacher of Ukulele. The children have already been given their own ukulele to use at school and at home this term. Please ensure that your child brings their instrument to school each Wednesday, ready for their afternoon lesson. We strongly encourage the children to practise at home, they have all been given unique log in details to enable this. It is also very important that the instruments are well looked after at home. They should not be used as ‘toys’ and should only be used by the individual taking part in lessons.

PE: As already mentioned on a school newsletter, Beech Class PE day has been changed to a Monday. Therefore, the children will need to come to school in their PE kits on that day. We aim to do as much PE as possible outside, so please check the weather forecast. I am hoping for the need of sun cream and sunhats, but it is more likely that rain coats will be needed!

Homework: The new ‘Homework Menu’ is attached to this letter so that children can get back into the pattern of submitting a new piece of work each week on a Wednesday. As usual, this can be handed in physically in the red folder, or turned in online using Google Classroom. The children do know how to access this from home, no matter what they tell you and if a device is not available then a paper submission is expected each week.

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 or I am contactable via phone or email.

Many thanks,

Mrs Harding, Mrs Boak and Mr Coultas