Welcome to Beech Class
Welcome to Beech Class - we're the Year Sixes and we are fantastic, friendly, fun and fabulous!
For our final term in Year 6 we will be looking at the theme of ‘Survival’ and so far we have engrossed ourselves in our class book of Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We have tackled different team building activities looking at what items we would take on a round the world trip and how important different items were in a Survival situation.
As always, a friendly reminder for children to aim for a minimum of 5 weekly reads and complete the comment section of their Reading Record. It is always a pleasure seeing the different books that the children are reading and I’ve also picked up a few wonderful recommendations along the way. For Term 5, no spelling homework has been set however it is important that the children are still using Spelling Shed to practise spelling rules that have taught so far this year. Please also continue using Times Tables Rockstars…little and often approach!
How do we learn in Beech class?
By taking risks – we all learn by making mistakes, trying hard and keeping going even when things are challenging. We are reciprocal learners, helping each other and ourselves to move forwards by asking questions and offering clear, thoughtful explanations. Help us foster the “I can’t do it … yet” attitude by celebrating our efforts.
How can I help my child in Beech class?
Read together: listen to your child read or talk to them about what they have read. The children of Beech class are using their Reading Records as a log of all the great books they have enjoyed, encourage them to use the Reading Record or write in it together. Read to your child, read with them, read in front of them, share books or magazines, read recipes or game instructions or directions - anything counts.
Home spellings: your child will have words to learn based on our teaching sessions and focus in class. As well as using Spelling Shed you could write the words out as a pyramid, draw a picture around the word, stick the words on Post-its around the house, try rainbow writing with lots of colours, draw around the word to show the shape – be sure to share any creative ideas.
Develop confidence in learning: ask your child what they are really proud of today, what they have tried really hard at and what they have used to help them learn. There is always wonderful learning happening in Beech and the children really shine when asked about their learning.
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Your Beech FONS Representative:
If you would like to know more about FONS, our events and how you can help us, then please speak to your class representative - Morven Lamont