Welcome to Beech Class
We hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas holiday and are looking forward to the new year ahead. We have lots of exciting things planned for the new term. For your information, we are pleased to be welcoming Miss White back to Beech Class.
Ø ‘Africa’ and ‘Transport’ will be the topics this term for Geography and History, with Design and Technology and Art being closely linked.
Ø The first Science topic for this term is ‘Scientists and Inventors’ and will include a variety of scientific investigations. In the second half of the term the Science topic will be ‘Identifying Plants’.
Ø RE will be based on the questions ‘Do we need shared special places?’ and ‘Do religious symbols mean the same for everyone?’
PE will continue to take place on Wednesdays and Fridays – please make sure that children have their PE kit in school, this can be left in school until half term as children may occasionally need it for other activities. Children should have a grey or black tracksuit to wear for outside games.
Alongside their daily reading, children will continue to have weekly spellings and ‘Maths Mats’, as well as the occasional ‘talk’ or ‘research’ homework to support their learning. Homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Please be aware, as part of their increased independence in KS1, the children are expected to change their reading books themselves. They are given a daily opportunity to do so with guidance from an adult. When you hear your child read at home, please do remember to sign your child’s reading diary and make a note of the next page number or a finished book.
Parent consultations will take place after half term. If you have any concerns before this date, then please don’t hesitate to make an appointment.
Please keep an eye out for further information relating to these upcoming events this term:
- Grandparent Afternoon
- Mother’s Day Breakfast
- Beech class trip to The British Transport Museum
- Parent Consultation Evening