Beech Class - Year 5 & 6
Class Teacher: Mrs James
Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Sully & Mrs Winstone
Last Friday, Beech & Rowan visited Trowbridge town library for the morning. We browsed their amazing book selection, listened to poetry read aloud by Basil the librarian, and borrowed books to take home.
Check out these photos of Beech and Rowan's amazing Ancient Greek masks that they made for their half term homework!
Story Time Swap
At the end of term, we spent some time in Maple Class sharing stories with them. We had a great time looking through some of their favourite books and sharing some of our favourites too!
Stourhead - October 2022
We had a great day out visiting Stourhead House and Gardens. Whilst we were at Stourhead, we spent some time looking around the grand house, which was full of paintings, portraits and other historical features. We also spent a lot of the day walking around the beautiful gardens, admiring the architecture of different landmarks there, such as the Temple of Apollo, the Pantheon and the Gothic Cottage. Whilst we were there, we spent time sketching differene features and practising our photography skills. Have a look at some of the photos we took below:
Beech Stourhead Trip
What are we going to learn about?
This term we are going to be doing a history topic, learning all about the Ancient Greek civilisation. Throughout the topic, we will discover more about the growth of the Greek Empire, Gods and Goddesses, the origin of the Olympics, the Trojan war, the Greek Legacy and more!
This term we will be reading 'Who Let the Gods Out?' by Maz Evans, as our class text...
"When a young Zodiac goddess, Virgo, lands in his back garden, Elliot thinks he might see a way to resolve some of his difficulties but, instead, the pair manage to accidentally release Thanatos - the immortal death-daemon - from centuries of imprisonment."
Homework and Spellings:
Throughout the year, we will be setting homework tasks on a weekly basis. The expectation for homework is that it will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday - homework tasks should take approximately 30 minutes of quality learning time.
A list of Year 5 & 6 statutory words has been sent home in the homework books. The expectation is that each child should choose 5 words from the list to practise and understand the meaning of each week. The children will be randomly tested on some of the words from this list at various intervals throughout the year.
Our PE days over terms 1 & 2 are Mondays and Fridays. The children will have a basketball session with Matt on Monday afternoons. They will then have a team building/ problem solving (Term 1) or dance (Term 2) session on Friday afternoons.
Every child will be given a reading book and a reading bookmark to take home with them. The bookmark should be dated and signed every time the child reads to an adult. If your child would prefer to read a book from home, then let me know and we can discuss this.
Please could you ensure that your child has a small, healthy snack for snack time. They could bring in a piece of fresh or dried fruit, or vegetable (e.g. carrot sticks, cucumber etc). Please also remember that nuts are not allowed in school due to allergies. Thank you!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us on our class email: email@example.com