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Beech Class Newsletter

It’s so great to see how captivated the children are with our WWII topic, I love listening to their tales of family members from the war and watching them play war games in the playground. We are continuing this topic until Easter as we still have a lot to cover! If anyone would like to visit our school and talk about their memories of the war they are more than welcome to.

At the end of half term, I gave Maths, Writing and Reading targets to all of our children. Please make sure you look at these with your child and encourage them to work towards them this term.

In Literacy, we will be writing diary recounts from an evacuee and letters home from soldiers. Guided reading will be taught daily and spelling and handwriting will be taught every other day. A great way to make sure your child progresses with their reading and spelling is to hear them read and practise spellings at home.

In Numeracy we will be focusing on measures and fractions. Times tables are still very important though and I will be setting weekly homework to play Times Table Rock stars at home. Our children are very enthusiastic about Times Table Rock Stars and it is a great way to embed those multiplication facts.

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

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 Islam.

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 remind everyone to look after our maths games.

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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