What a week we have had in Beech class! We have been continuing with our stone age to iron age topic, introducing new terms such as Neolithic and Mesolithic. We have also been writing about our class text Stone Age Boy. In guided reading we had a debate asking the question - Is it ok to eat meat? The children offered some really good reasons for all their opinions and debated in a very respectful way, taking it in turns to talk and respecting others point of view. We have had lots of visitors to Beech class this week and all of them commented how lovely and friendly the children were. I am very proud of them all. One of the visitors was Jordan Whylie MBE, extreme adventurer, author and TV personality who launched our new Eco project - Tower Power 2024.
Next week we have our school trip to Butser. At the moment it looks like we might have some rain so please dress suitably for the weather including a waterproof coat. As a result of the trip we will have no PE on Wednesday but we will do PE in Thursday.
We are looking forward to a quieter week in Beech class this week!
PE days will be Wednesday and Thursday. Please note..... Children need to come into school in uniform, bringing their kits and getting changed IN school. Boys and girls will change separately.
PE Kit is as follows:
A named P.E. Bag
Plain white non baggy tee-shirt
Plain black or red football shorts or cycling shorts
Plain Tracksuit (bottoms and jumper/sweatshirt)
It is so exciting to start the new term in our new classroom! I really hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and you are rested and excited for year 3 and 4! It was lovely to see the wonderful postcards sent to school over the summer holidays and to also see some lovely Summer Challenge homework pieces coming in.
This half term we are going to be learning about the Stone age to Iron Age period and we will be reading Stone Age Boy in English, in preparation for entering BBC 500 words later in the term. In Maths we will be beginning with Place Value, before moving on to Addition and Subtraction. In RE we are going to be looking at the concept of Peace and how this is significant in the Buddhist tradition. In Art we are going to be looking more closely at Stone Age cave paintings and how we might create art work in the same style. We will also have a trip to Butser Ancient Farm. Those of you who know me well will know I cant start the term without some exciting eco news, so watch this space for updates!!!
Homework will be set as last year on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. I have set up TT Rockstar account for all the children (see link above) and a letter was sent home on the first day with up-to-date logins. Times table homework will be set on this from now on so please log on and practice when you can. This particularly important if you are in Year 4. We have some exciting times table battles coming up - the first one starting this Friday! Boys Vs Girls!!!
Spellings will be common exception words, which are posted above and you will have 8 to learn each week from the list so please practise at home. We will be focusing on Year 3/4 spelling rules in school :-)
As always if you have any questions or concerns please catch me on the playground, email or call the office.