‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Beech Class 2022 - 2023



Class teacher - Mrs M Savage and Mrs D Freedman


Learning Support Assistant - Mrs D Feast


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This year, our whole school thematic title is, Voyage.JPG      Our topic for the autumn term is Medicine Autumn.jpg

Our English lessons will focus on basic skills and consolidation of the previous year’s objectives to ensure a secure base for building new learning. The children will be writing poetry, setting descriptions and postcards in the first half term.

Maths will also begin by securing a strong base of knowledge and understanding in number and place value before moving onto addition and subtraction.

Reading continues plays a fundamental part in all areas of the curriculum. We have our reading display ready to be filled with the many, high quality texts we will be immersed in this term. We will be reading a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books including poetry, within our English, guided reading and topic sessions, as well as our end of the day class read. Each term we have a spotlight author who has been chosen for their high-quality texts. Over the course of the term, we will have to opportunity to listen to, read and learn more about these fantastic authors. This term our spotlight author is the fantastic Rob Biddulph. Having this literacy-rich environment will encourage a positive culture of reading within our class and promote the children's enjoyment of reading. 

Please note, book change will now happen on a Friday.

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Our theme of ‘Medicine’ will take us on a ‘voyage’ back in time. Our history lessons will focus on the founders of nursing and the early beginnings of the National Health Service. We will learn about significant individuals such as Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. Our DT project will look at celebrating our wonderful NHS.

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Science lessons will focus on everyday uses of materials and will link in part, to our English focus text.

In Art, we will be building our mark making and observational skills by creating self-portraits and portraits of our significant historical individuals.

The second half term will see a focus on music and performance skills with rehearsals for our Christmas Production. Watch this space for more information about that!


PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please can children come into school on these days already dressed in their PE kits. 

Homework will be set each Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. Homework books have now been sent home. These contain spelling and handwriting practise and are completely personalised. Please ensure they are returned on a Wednesday so they can be marked and the childrens new spellings added. 

Please ensure your child reads at home at least 5 times per week.  In Beech, we expect the children to be reading aloud to someone at home and for this to be recorded in their Home – School contact books.  

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


Mrs Savage 




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