Welcome to Beech Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Johnson
Welcome to Beech Class.
This half term Beech’s topic is ‘Inventions’. Through this topic we will be looking at famous inventors and what they invented. We will be discussing their impact on the world as we know it now and how it has changed our understanding. We will be looking back to the Victorian period which was seen as a significant period in the development of Britain and new inventions formed a key part of this. These inventions helped to shape the lives of normal everyday people and made travel, communication and trade easier than ever!
Our class novels this half term include The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and 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 our 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. (Monday’s PE will be in the hall – so school PE T-shirts, shorts and bare feet will be appropriate for our dance module.)
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.
There will be no home learning set for the remainder of the Spring Term; however, there will be an 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.
Thank you very much for your support. If you have any queries, feel free to call or email the school office.