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Welcome to Beech Class

Class Teacher: Mrs Johnson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Dacre and Mrs Mitchell

Welcome to Beech Class.

This half term Beech’s topic is ‘Savage Stone Age’. We will be looking at a period in time when early humans used tools and weapons that were made from stone. Our lessons will consider what we know about early human civilisation during the three periods of the Stone Age, and will explore where the different periods of time took them on their travels. We will investigate the types of animals that were in existence and how the Stone Age led to the arrival of the Bronze Age.

 

Our class novel this half term is Abominables by Eva Ibbotson. We will be using this text to imitate the writing style, to encourage discussion and to develop inference and deduction skills. In addition we will create diary entries from the characters’ perspectives.

 

We have P.E on Monday afternoon and Friday morning. Please can all children have the appropriate P.E kit in school on those days.

 

The children will also be taking part in Forest School every Thursday afternoon so they will need to come prepared each week with the appropriate clothing and footwear – see Primary Forest School letter for further information.

 

Children will receive homework on a Friday, which will include spellings, times-tables and a task linked to the topic. Please continue to encourage your children to read daily as it will have a very positive effect on their learning. There is also an expectation for your child to log onto Doodle Maths and Times Tables Rock Stars regularly during the week. These are both excellent resources to use at home and they really help to reinforce new maths concepts.

 

Thank you very much for your support. If you have any queries, feel free to come into school or call me.