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SpringTerm 3 2018 Beech Class newsletter

Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and enjoyed all the festivities. Thank you again for the lovely Christmas gifts, it was very thoughtful of you. I am excited for the term ahead and hope the children are well rested and enthusiastic to learn.

In English this term we will be exploring character profiles and recounts. This will include some character ‘hot seating’, drama and creation of imaginary worlds. The children will be able to use their imaginations whilst learning new concepts.

This term in Maths we will be continuing work on multiplication and division. We will be using various different resources to help understand each concept. Whilst exploring a variety of methods the children will be required to use their problem solving and reasoning to break down word problems and develop a concrete understanding of the topic. Mrs Brook will be continuing to explore measurement in Maths using a variety of equipment to help develop the children’s understanding.

We are now moving on to an exciting new Topic, which is rainforests, exploring where they are and the importance of them in relation to resources and the ecosystem.

In Science we will be studying the subject, “Animals, including Humans”.

During our Computing session we will be using spreadsheets and progressing our touch-typing skills.

Other important information… PE is on a Wednesday morning with our Premier Sport coach and on Thursday mornings with Miss Harris. However, please ensure that PE kits are in school every day as we may sometimes change the timetable or do additional lessons. Any children without PE kits or appropriate footwear will not be able to participate in the lesson.

All homework is due in on Mondays please. They will have a new grid every term and need to choose one homework from the grid per week as well as completing one page in their maths workbooks. They will be learning their spellings as part of the school day but we will be sending them home periodically should you wish to encourage your child to practise them at home as well. We will continue to suggest children practise their times tables at home as well as becoming confident with their number bonds to 20.

If the children have anything they would like to show to the rest of the class which is related to any of our class topics e.g. rainforests or animals, they can bring it in on Fridays to present during ‘show and tell’ in the afternoon. This helps develop their confidence in performing as well as allowing them to share their knowledge surrounding the topics.


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