Welcome to Beech Class, we hope you all had a wonderful Summer holiday and are ready for an exciting and interesting year.
Our learning theme for this term is: 'Vamos Mexico'
This term we will be learning about Mexico and comparing it with our local area. As part of this learning we will learn about the continents and oceans of the world. We will also be researching about the history of chocolate and how it originated from the Mexican region. Our exploration of chocolate will lead us to lots of chocolate tasting (research!) and using our senses to help us design and make our own chocolates to sell just in time for Christmas!
Science: We are learning out about animals. We will explore the different animal classes and find out how to identify different animals using our knowledge of their features. We will find out about the diets of some animals and how animals form part of food chains.
Art: We will be learning different printing techniques and using these skills to create our own animal masks using Mexico as our inspiration.
Music: We will be singing songs that relate to the season of autumn and learning to sing harmonies and rounds.
RE: We will learn about belonging, how and why people pray and what happens in a Christian place of worship. We will also find out about how artefacts and symbols are used to express beliefs.
Spanish: We will learn basic phrases
PE: Games and Gymnastics
This term, our PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please do make sure that your child has an outdoor PE kit because we will still try to go outside for PE as much as possible. Your child will also need their indoor PE kit.
If your child does have earrings, they must be able to take these out, or have their own tape to cover them up for PE lessons. Long hair must be tied up, especially for PE.
PSHE: Relationships and also our relationship with the environment
Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday. Every Monday, the children will be tested on their spellings, so please do help them to practice these key spellings so that they are ready and feeling confident for the test on Monday.
Please continue to support your child with their homework and encourage them to regularly read their book at least 3-4 times a week. Please make sure that your child reads their book twice before handing it in, in the basket to be changed. By reading it twice, your child will really develop their understanding and sight words.
Any questions or queries you may have please come and talk to Mrs Crosswell or Mrs Sorensen at the beginning or end of the day.
Appointments can also be made through the school office
Mrs Crosswell (Mon-Tue) and Mrs Sorensen (Wed-Thurs)
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