A very warm welcome to the Beech Class page!
Beech class is taught by Miss Drew with Mrs Lee stepping in on a Wednesday. Our fantastic teaching assistant is Mrs Cappellina.
PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and the children are expected to have their PE kits in school. Tuesday's session is dance and on Wednesdays we are orienteering - the children will need warm clothes as this session will take place outside.
The children will be set learning logs every two weeks. This is a chance for children to explore their creativity and further their learning at home. We also encourage the children to read, practise times tables and make use of their Purple Mash login to help with their learning. We have introduced a Pokémon reading challenge this year to encourage the children to maximise their reading at home. Will they become a reading master this year?
Our team are always here if you have any questions about anything Beech.
Spring 1 – Frozen Planet
The aim and intent of our chosen topic, Frozen Planet is to promote curiosity and develop a love for learning, based on an area that is particularly prominent due to changes that are ongoing in our society. Even though the Polar regions are several thousand miles away, it is important for children to understand and recognise that the choices they make can impacts areas around the world. It is also imperative that children learn and discover about important individuals who have helped us find out information about these areas that we wouldn't have known if they didn't utilise their curiosity.
During our topic, the children will become fully fledged 'Polar Explorers'. They will develop a wide range of skills and subject knowledge that they will be able to transfer across subject areas and into their extra-curricular life. For example, the children will be undertaking orienteering lessons which will help with their problem solving, map-reading and co-operation, which links with our school value, and also the British Value of mutual respect.
To further demonstrate our commitment to providing broader experiences, the children will have the opportunity to make a difference. They will explore the life of people in the Polar regions, have the opportunity to undertake numerous experiments and talk to a real-life explorer.
We want our pupils to learn about their health and well-being, respect diversity, co-operate with one another and appreciate what they have through our curriculum. We achieve this by providing a strong SMSC curriculum, with British Values and our school values placed at the heart of everything we do. One way we are going to look to do this is to explore the life of someone who lives in harsher conditions than our own and conduct a comparison study.
We want to enrich their time in school with memorable, unforgettable experiences and provide opportunities which are fun, enjoyable and inspire ambition, especially when the children are working so hard towards their end of KS2 assessment. We are looking forward to seeing how the children engage and develop throughout this topic.
The year 6 children in Beech will be working towards their SATs tests this year. Here we can offer useful websites that can enrich the children’s learning at home.
BBC bitesize is a fantastic website that helps children brush up on their knowledge:
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