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'This School continues to be Good' -Ofsted November 2017

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Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class!

Welcome back to Beech class for the Spring Term

 

It’s been lovely to welcome back the children after the holidays J

 

This term’s focus is ‘Fire, Fire!’ and during this term, the children in key stage one will be learning all about the Great Fire of London which happened in 1666.

 

We have already had an exciting and enjoyable visit from the Fire Service to launch our learning. The children have also been working hard and enjoying making their own timber framed Tudor houses to recreate their own scene of London at the time of the Great Fire of London.

 

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We have now started to look at a timeline of events leading to the start of the fire on Pudding Lane. We will be thinking carefully about the causes of the fire, and the children will think carefully about what helped the fire to spread so easily. They will be reading extracts from the diary of Samuel Pepys to inform them. Then we will think about the impact the fire had and how life changed after this historical event.

 

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Here are some useful websites to help your child at home with our Learning Theme work:

http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/explore-online/pocket-histories/what-happened-great-fire-london/

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/great-fire-london

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/samuel_pepys/

http://nurseryrhymescollections.com/lyrics/londons-burning.html

http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/GamesAndActivities.asp

 

Here's what we'll be learning about in our other subjects:

Science: We will be learning out the human body and healthy eating. We will explore healthy and unhealthy diets and the importance of exercise.

 

If your child enjoys an active club outside of school to stay healthy and to exercise, please put a photo or comment in your child’s homework book for us to see and share in class.

 

I.C.T: We shall be developing our word processing skills to produce a poem about the Great Fire.

 

Art: We will be learning about different painting techniques and learning to blend and tone with paints.

 

Design Technology: We are going to research books with mechanisms and moving parts such as pop ups, sliders or flaps. Then we'll use these to inspire our own work.

 

The public libraries have some wonderful examples of this type of book that you and your child would enjoy borrowing and reading at home.

 

Music: It is our class' assembly this term and you will be able to see the children singing in harmonies and rounds. We will also be learning to sing songs that relate to us.

 

R.E.: We'll be learning about the Jewish festival of Pesach and the Christian festival of Easter.

 

Spanish: We will continue to learn about Spain and learn some basic phrases.

 

P.S.H.E.: We'll be learning about people who help us and also using the 'PANTS' lesson materials from the NSPCC.

 

P.E.: In dance, we shall use the Fire of London as our inspiration. We will also try to get out as much as possible for our Outdoors PE sessions.

 

This term, our PE lessons will continue to 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, depending on the weather. 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.

 

We shall also be taking part in Forest Schools this term, so please ensure your child has a pair of wellies for this please.

 

Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday.

 

Every Monday, the children in Mrs Ashby and Ms Barratt's English group will be tested on their spellings, so please do help them to practice these spellings so that they are ready and feeling confident for the test on Monday. The Year 1 children have been working hard on their , they will be checked in school each week too.key words at home, thank you. Please continue to support your child with these key words

 

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, by placing it 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)

 

Ofsted November 2017 - 'The Leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection'.........Read the full report in Key Information School Performance.
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