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19th December 18
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Meet the Teacher Information for:                Beech Class

Teacher:                                                          Mrs Chadwick

Assistant(s):                                                     Mrs Pilkington and Miss Farzana


The information in this document is for Academic Year 2018-19.


Class Specific Update:

Homework will consist of home reading books, maths or English homework and optional topic activities and will come home every Friday, to be returned each Wednesday.


Children will be heard read in class during Guided Reading sessions and individually.  Please help your child by regularly listening to them read at home and please sign their reading log each time you read. Books will not be changed without a signed diary. We recommend at least 10 minutes each day. Being a good reader means more than being able to read the words on the page, it also means being able to understand what is going on. Therefore, asking your child questions as you read together will be really helpful. See the enclosed booklet for more information.


PE lessons take place each week – our class slot is Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school ready to take part. School PE kit is white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps for indoor and trainers for outdoor lessons. Please remember that children cannot take part in lessons if they have ear rings in.  If your child does get their ear(s) pierced, they will need to be able to take their studs out before lessons by themselves. Staff are not allowed to help.


Lessons cover the entire National Curriculum at SASJ, this term your child will be learning about:


Our theme for this half term is ‘Family’ We shall be thinking about how we are all part of God’s family. We shall talk about the love and care our families show and read stories from the Bible.



This half term we shall begin by reading and writing recounts. This will include recounting activities and events that the children have taken part in and learning how to write those events in order. They will develop their understanding of ‘I’ as a personal pronoun and use past tense effectively. All children will be able to write their own short recount using key vocabulary. We shall then move onto ‘Traditional tales’. We shall read a variety of tales, use role play and performance to discuss the characters before writing our own versions of a Traditional Tale following our own planning. The children will be encouraged to use new vocabulary and use their phonic knowledge to blend words.


In maths this half term we shall begin by reading and writing numbers up to 50. We shall be counting forwards and backwards from any given number and identifying one more and one less than a given number. We shall use addition and subtraction and move on to measuring before looking at shape. Throughout the half term we shall be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to develop our understanding of multiples.



In Science we shall be thinking about the four seasons. We shall focus on the changes in the season of Autumn both in the weather and the local environment.


In ICT we shall be using purple mash to paint our faces and other

pictures. We shall develop our skills in opening and saving our work.



This half term we shall be thinking about the theme of ‘Family album’. We shall be looking at our own faces and drawing, colouring and painting our portraits as well as looking at portraits by famous artists. We shall be looking at families from around the world and thinking about our family heritage. We shall also be looking at famous families and in particular, the history of our Royal Family.



This half term we shall be showing our teachers the skills we have in throwing, catching and travelling in different ways.


Each week, our class will be going to the library to choose a personal book to read in school and at home. Our weekly slot is Monday.