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Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class

Beech class is taught by Miss Harris. Mrs Ellis is the teaching assistant.

Each half term, the class will be set a homework project linked to their curriculum theme. In order to make maths fun and enjoyable, we will also send a maths fluency fact sheet home for the term, which gives the opportunity for children to spot mathematical patterns, make mathematical connections and speed up their calculation skills. They will also have a list of spellings for the term. All of the letters, which contain this information, are recorded on this page under Beech Curriculum Information. 

P.E. will be on a Monday. Please make sure your child comes to school in their full school PE Kit. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and that if your child cannot take out their own earrings that they are taken out before school. We will be trying to get outside as much as possible.

Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. They should record their reading in their reading records. We do track and log daily reading and we do have reading raffles for our classes for our pupils who are reading at home. When a book has been finished, they should return this to school and select a new book from the reading corner. All books that are returned are isolated before being returned to the reading corner.   

This Term's Theme – Next stop: Our Rights

Our learning journey this term is: Next stop: Our Rights

Our topic this term is all about our rights. We will spend most of this term using sources to learn about the past and use this to construct fluent accounts. We will bring knowledge together from different accounts, as well as look at the causes and results of great events in the past. We are beginning our topic by using sources to research the suffragette movement and in particular the role of Emmeline Pankhurst. From this, we will draw together information and put this into a fluent account about the suffragette movement and understand the impact that this has had on modern day. After this, we will be exploring the life of Martin Luther King and the importance he had on modern day rights. To do this, we will be using a range of primary and secondary sources, through texts, objects and the internet before constructing a speech about the influence and change he had. We will be drawing on our knowledge from previous year groups to look at how our rights have been influenced by changes in the past; from democracy in Ancient Greece to the rich and poor in Victorian times. Alongside the historical aspect to our topic, we will also be looking at the role that art plays in portraying movements and how it can be used to show views and beliefs. We will be comparing the artist Banksy with Picasso’s artwork called Guernica. We will be particularly exploring the meaning behind these artworks and how it is used as freedom of expression. From this, we will experiment with printing and the different techniques and methods used before imagining and creating our own pieces of artwork which support our thoughts and beliefs about our modern day rights.

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Beech Curriculum Information

Beech Home Learning