I am delighted to welcome the children to Beech Class. I will be teaching the class every day, except on Thursday afternoons when my PPA will be covered by Mrs. Cutler and Mrs. Nichols. Mrs. Cutler will teach the children French and Mrs. Nichols will teach the class RE. Mrs. Langley will continue to be the teaching assistant for the class.
P.E. takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays. I will teach the lesson on Tuesday and Mr Green, our PE specialist, will take the Friday lesson. As the cooler weather arrives, please make sure the kit includes joggers and a sweatshirt in addition to shorts, T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. Please ensure all PE kit is named, long hair is tied up and earrings are removed for these lessons. We will be continuing to improve our fitness by completing the Daily Mile each day so children will need their trainers and a water bottle in school every day.
This year we are pleased to continue to provide specialist music teaching for all children delivered by Mrs. Francis on Monday afternoon.
The Stone Age!
Our first topic will be the Stone Age. We will link this to our English by studying Stig of the Dump by Clive King and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura as our class texts. Our English will focus on writing descriptions and looking at story settings.
During Science the children will be learning about rocks, soils and fossils in the first unit of work. In Art the children will be working on drawing and painting based on portraits. We will also create a cave painting style project.
Please take a look at the Mind Map showing the curriculum overview and the long term plan for further information regarding all subject coverage.