Welcome to Beech Class
Beech Class is for Year 6 children and is taught by Miss Masters and Mrs Ellis is the Teaching Assitant.
Children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit on their PE day. Our PE days are on a Wednesday and a Friday. A gentle reminder that as the weather is ever changing, layers will be needed to keep your child warm. All items of clothing need to be named.
Maths homework will be set termly, with different fluency facts being sent home each term for the children to practise at home. Times Tables Rock Star maths logins have now been sent home and we ask that our pupils engage online as often as possible. We are also providing time in school for pupils to log on to TTRS, but practice at home is just as important, as our pupils need to be fluent at recalling all of their multiplication facts for 12 x 12. Each term each pupil is expected to complete a homework project relating to our wider curriculum focus. Termly spelling lists will also be sent home, listing the spellings being taught in class weekly. Any support at home in practicing these spellings, alongside the support in school, will be really beneficial to their learning of spellings.
Reading books and records were assigned last term for each pupil. We do track and log daily reading and we do have reading raffles for our classes for our pupils who are reading at home. When a book has been finished, they should return this to school and select a new book from the reading corner. All books that are returned are isolated before being returned to the reading corner.
This Term's Theme – 'Our Rights'
Our topic this term is ‘Our Rights!’ and we will be exploring the background of this topic through History. In History, pupils will explore the significance of key events in the past that have impacted the way in which they live in society today. They will explore gender, race and age over history; reflecting on past and present rights of a British child.
Our writing units for the term will help the children to create an independent write for a blog and instructional writing. The writing piece about the blog focuses around things that children find frustrating, whilst the instructional writing piece will allow children to create a piece of work that teaches people how to do something. Both units will support pupils in developing their knowledge of how to write effectively for different purposes.
In Art, pupils will be researching the work of Banksy and Picasso and experiencing how to create artworks using the skill of printing. They will be exploring the different methods of printing before creating a final piece using linoleum, carving and different materials. The children will be creating an art gallery ready to show you at the end of term!
In Science, pupils will be exploring properties of material, mixtures and reactions. They will be learning about how solids, liquids and gasses can change during a chemical reaction. They will be completing a few experiments to help them with their understanding of key knowledge and skills in Science
In RE, we will be focusing on the religion, Hinduism. Children will be exploring religious places of worship for Hinduism, as well as how people practise the religion of Hinduism through the medium of art, music and performance. The children will be making comparisons between religions previously taught and their own religious or non-religious identities.
In PSHE we will be focusing on ‘Dream and Goals’. This unit will teach pupils about the importance of maintaining positivity and how to support one and other during challenging situations.
In Computing this term, pupils will be finishing off their coding unit, where they will start to further their understanding of key computer science skills. They will also be moving onto the Networking unit of computing, where they will explore how computers, the internet and world wide web work.
PE days: The children are expected to come to school in PE kit on their PE days. As the weather begins to get colder, please ensure your child is coming to school with appropriate PE kit (tracksuit bottoms and school jumpers) to keep warm! This terms lessons will be focusing on the Cognitive element of PE.
Purple book homework: Each week, pupils will be given two pieces of homework (Maths and Reading) inside their purple books. Each piece of work is aimed to allow pupils to practise skills and knowledge supporting their fluency of topics learnt during the week before homework is given out. Homework is given every Friday and is expected to be returned the following Wednesday. Times Tables Rock Stars should be encouraged and used online as often as possible. We are also providing time in school for pupils to log on to TTRS, but practice at home is just as important, as our pupils need to be fluent at recalling all of their multiplication facts for 12 x 12.
Homework Projects: Each term, every pupil is expected to complete a homework project relating to our wider curriculum focus. This term is all about ‘Our Rights’, and can be found on the school website. Pupils should complete these projects themselves, with support from their parents and carers. This is expected to be completed by Monday 6th February 2023.
Reading: We want our pupils to have a love of reading and to explore as may texts as possible. Please encourage and support daily reading at home and record this on BoomReader. Your child’s teacher checks in daily and rewards reading with bonus gems. Your child is supported with their reading in school too, so please ensure they are bringing in their reading books daily, so their class teacher can listen to them read. Books are changed regularly so children always have access to a range of different texts.