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Beech Class Newsletter

Welcome back everyone; I hope we all had a super summer and feel refreshed and ready to learn. This year is going to be an exciting one with new children joining and exciting topics to learn. This term we will be learning about the Wild West, so if you have any cowboy or cowgirl fancy dress they may come in handy! We will learn about who the pioneers were and their journey across the Plains, what life was like for them and who the Native Americans were. In D.T. we will be designing, making and evaluating Prairie schooners and a patchwork quilt. Science will be linked to our topic, we will learn about the animals that lived on the Plains and their food chains. By the end of this topic the children will be able to locate the Great Plains on a map, understand what Christianity is and will be able to recognise a range of traditional cowboy songs. In Maths we will be focusing on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction, we will link this when possible to our Wild West topic. Our writing this term will be linked to our topic and we will cover a range of different writing genres including recounts, information texts and narratives.

P.E. will be taught on Mondays and French and Music will be taught on Wednesdays. Please remember to sign your child’s diary each week so that we know that someone has seen it at home. Library books and Maths games will be changed on Fridays, please remind your child to bring it into school so they can return it and swap it for a new one.

As it is getting colder and wetter now, it would be a good idea for your child to come to school with a coat. They will also need a labelled water bottle at school each day.

If anyone has any queries for me please do not hesitate to come and see me or make an appointment. I am available each morning on the playground and my email address is h.varela@wvpschools.org.

Helen Varela

Parents joined Beech Class for their SHARE session, creating animal enclosures following their recent visit to Colchester Zoo