Welcome to Beech Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Johnson
Welcome to Beech Class.
This term Beech’s topic is ‘Ancient Greece’. Through this topic we will be looking at the Ancient Greek civilisation. We will delve into their everyday life, create our own versions of their arts and crafts, and learn about the Gods and Goddesses and what they represented. We will be listening to the Greek myths and creating our own mythical creatures. Finally, we will research the impact that the Ancient Greeks have had on life as we know it now.
Our class novels this term will be Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse and The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton. We will also be reading some Greek short stories and Myths as well as some classic fables from around the world. We will be using these texts to improve our creative writing, to create diary entries, explanation writing and poetry. These texts will also continue to help your child to discuss and develop inference and deduction skills.
We have P.E twice a week - Monday and Tuesday afternoon. On these days, please can the children come into school wearing the appropriate PE clothing and footwear for our current weather climate. This term we will be covering athletics and cricket, so we will be outside as much as possible.
Your child will also have a Forest School session every Thursday morning, so please can you send your child into school with the correct clothing and footwear. The children will be going outside irrespective of the weather, so waterproofs and wellies are essential each week. If you have no wellies, then please send a spare pair of shoes for indoor use.
Over the Summer Term there will be a home learning task set each week based around the learning we will be doing in maths or English as well as the continued expectation for your child to read to an adult on a daily basis for about 5-10 minutes. Although your child maybe an excellent reader and enjoy reading on their own, it is the conversation with an adult that the children benefit from the most. Just asking them to recap the book, to tell you what they know about the characters, discussing unfamiliar vocabulary, helps your child to eventually become a fluent reader. Your child will also be expected to practise their times tables on a regular basis to support their learning in school.
Thank you very much for your support. If you have any queries, feel free to call or email the school office.