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 Wednesday. Mr Green, our PE specialist, will take the Tuesday lesson and I will teach the Wednesday lesson. 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 when the weather allows, 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.
Our English this half term is focusing on:
Non-Fiction Explanation writing
Traditional Tales – Fables. Adapting a fable to create a new version – Tortoise and the Hare
SPaG will focus on prefixes – super, anti and auto; punctuating direct speech; conjunctions and fronted adverbials.
Our maths topics will be:
Length, mass and capacity
KIRFs - 4 times table.
Our topic this half term is Geography, which will examine the question'How and why is my local area changing?'
During Science the children will be learning about light and shadow.
In computing we will be learning about spreadsheets.
Our new DT topic will experiment with static electricity and challenge the children to create an electrostatic game.
Please take a look at the Mind Maps showing the curriculum overview and the long term plan for further information regarding all subject coverage.