Welcome to Beech Class
Spring Term 2019
So far this half term in our Topic sessions, Beech Class have been understanding the human geography of a local Norfolk village and contrasting it with a place outside the EU, Kenya. Children will be studying maps and identifying features on a map. They will contrast a day in the life of an African child with their own lives in Norfolk.
We will also be understanding how plants grow and what they are used for. The children have planted beans in the classroom and are keeping a diary of their growth.
In English children will be learning to write instructions in different ways using time adverbials, diagrams, illustrations and numbers. They will also focus on verb tenses and punctuation. Handwriting will continue daily and is often linked to phonics and spelling.
In Maths children are exploring fractions of shapes and amounts. They are also investigating how to use larger numbers in calculations as well as problem solving. The children are enjoying the challenge to learn their multiplication tables to earn stickers for their charts.
In RE we will be learning about the importance of the Easter Story in the Christian calendar.
Thank you to everyone who completed last term’s homework activities. The children’s rainbow pictures were most impressive and looked lovely displayed in the classroom. This half term’s activity sheet is now in your child’s homework book.
Mr Bunten will be teaching PE this half term on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Now the weather is warming up the children will require an outdoor kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers).
If you have any questions about our planned learning, please feel free to speak to one of us at the beginning or end of the day.
Mrs Warner and Mrs Moore
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome back! We will be continuing with our Fairytale theme from last half term:
Is it always ‘happily ever after’?
Last half term we focused on learning about what a fairytale was. In literacy, over the six weeks, we looked at a range of classic fairytales and considered the similarities and differences between the stories. We developed our descriptive writing skills through character and setting descriptions. We then used the ‘Talk 4 Writing’ process to learn a version of Jack and the Beanstalk that we then adapted and made into our own story. This half term, we will be focusing on our letter-writing skills and instructional writing.
In Maths this half term, we will be revisiting many of the key areas in preparation for the Year 2 SATs. Although the tests will be taking place during the week of 14th-18th May, please be assured that these are not as formal as the Year 6 SATs. Unlike the Year 6 tests, ours are marked by the classroom teacher (I look forward to this week!) and are used purely as a guidance for our teacher assessments. The majority of our judgement is based on the classwork and child’s understanding that we see on a daily basis. Please do not worry about the tests and feel free to come and see me if you have any questions.
This term, we have been incredibly lucky in PE to be coached by Mr Scott. He always makes lessons really fun and includes an element of healthy competition to keep us on our toes. Our focus for this half term is golf and athletics. Let’s hope we get some good weather for a bit of outdoor sports.
We are hoping for some sunny afternoons so that we can get outside with our sketchbooks and pastels. We hope to be using a range of different drawing media to capture some signs of Spring and Summer.
If you have any questions about our planned learning, you can either take a look at our Curriculum Map on the website, or feel free to grab one of us at the end of the day.
Mrs Gomes-Wilson & Mrs Moore