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.
This Term's Theme – Conflict: WW2
Our learning journey this term is: Conflict: WW2
We will be exploring the home front within World War 2. Our pupils are going to learn about why the war began and who the key figures were during this momentous occasion. They will explore a timeline of the war and develop their chronology skills, as they see how key events unfolded over time. They will gather information about characteristics and beliefs of the two powers (axis and allies) to understand their views within the war. They will be learning about the land army and the role they played within society. Rationing and evacuation will be studied through using primary and secondary sources, to develop a better understanding of life in Britain (and as a child) during the war. Our pupils will use the library and books to research further into the Blitz bombings. Relating to bombings, we will be looking at shelters and structures in D&T, to see the type of air raid shelters used in the past. We will then use this, along with looking at other structures, to see what makes an effective structure. We will be using paper and wood to explore the strength and robustness of structures and how to join them effectively. These techniques will then lead to pupils designing, producing and evaluating their very own structure.