‘Trusting in God; Growing in Wisdom’

Beech Class 2021 - 2022



Class teachers - Mrs M Savage (sendco@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Mrs R Corcoran (rcorcoran@whitegate.cheshire.sch.uk)

Learning Support Assistants - Mr M Hall


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This term, we are explorers … adventuring into Stones and Bones

Hello and welcome to Beech class with Mrs Corcoran and Mrs Savage!  We are so excited to get the new school year started and can't wait to get to know you all.  

We are explorers...adventuring into Stones and Bones. This term, our topic is all about studying the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age including how early people lived, what they ate and where they lived. We will be exploring prehistoric evidence such as Skara Brae, Stonehenge and cave art as well as having a go at recreating it. 

Our focus texts in English will help us delve deeper into what life was like millions of years ago. We will be writing setting descriptions, fact files and poetry to share our understanding and develop various writing skills.

To start with in maths, our focus will be on place value; developing the children's understanding of 3 digit numbers as well as reasoning and problem solving. We will then move onto additional and subtraction skills.    

Reading plays a fundamental part in all areas of the curriculum. Over the year, we will immerse ourselves in high quality texts which will help to drive our learning. In class we have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books which we are able to use not only within our Guided Reading sessions, but also when appropriate in our curriculum lessons to support our learning. 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 amazing Dick King-Smith. Having this literacy-rich enviroment will encourage a positive culture of reading within our class and promote the children's enjoyment of reading. 

PE will be on Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon.  Please can children come into school on Wednesdays and Thursdays already dressed in their PE kits. 

Homework will be set from Friday 17th September. More information will follow. 

Please ensure your child reads at home at least 4 times per week.  In Year 3, we expect the children to be reading aloud to someone at home and for this to be recorded in their Home – School contact books.  

TT Rockstars and spellings should be practised regularly.

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


Mrs Corcoran and Mrs Savage 














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