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Beech Class Newsletter

It’s great to see you back fresh faced and ready to learn after the Christmas break. I hope everyone had a much needed rest and a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Our topic this term is World War II and it is going to be an exciting one. We will learn about the outbreak of war, the home front, the blitz and evacuees. I am also very excited to be teaching topic this term. If anyone has any family members that would like to share their experiences of the war we would love to hear from them.

In Literacy, we will be writing newspaper reports on the outbreak of War and diary recounts from the evacuees. Guided reading will be taught daily and spelling and handwriting will be taught every other day.

In Numeracy we will be learning multiplication and division please encourage your children to practise these at home by using Times Tables Rock stars or reciting them at home. There are lots of great ideas to help your children learn their times tables online.

Science will be taught on a Thursday by Mrs Mansfield and they will be learning about Electricity this term. This will be linked to our topic of World War II and the children will get the opportunity to make their own morse code machines.

Mrs Nightingale will teach Art/ DT on Tuesday afternoons, the children will get the opportunity to make gas masks, Anderson shelters and wartime soup.  

P.E. and Brass are taught on Wednesdays; please make sure your child has their P.E. Kit and Brass instrument at school for this day.

Last but not least Mrs Gladwin will be teaching French and R.E. on a Friday afternoon where the children will be learning about Judaism.

Homework will be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday, this will mostly include spellings, maths games and reading and children are expected to do between 15 and 20 minutes an evening. Please can I ask that everyone looks after our Maths games as some games have lost some pieces which makes them unplayable.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to come and talk to me, I am available every morning in the playground and on a Monday afternoon. Alternatively, my email address is hvarela@wvpschools.org.

Mrs Helen Varela



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