Beech Class

Friday 17th September 2021     /docs/Week_2_Spellings__Homework_.docx

Home Learning if you can't get in today:

Complete new spellings and IXL for Maths and Roman Numerals.


Have a good weekend!

Mr Rees


Beech Class this year will be taught by Mr Rees.  To find out more about his profile click on this link: /docs/MEET_YOUR_TEACHER_MR_REES.jpg

Beech Class consists of  31 children (12 Year 5 and 19 Year 6) and Mrs Sully and Mrs Winstone will be the Teacher Assistants supporting the class. 


In Beech Class along with Rowan Class this term, we will be learning all about so many exciting things based around our topic of World War Two.

Please click to review the topic plans to learn more/docs/WWII_topic_web.pdf

We have Knowledge Organisers which we want the children to learn, understand and remember about their new topic on World War Two.  Please view here:/docs/Rowan___Beech_Knowledge_Organiser_-_WW2_2021.pdf


       Our topic of World War Two will have a large focus on Evacuation and the children are going back in time to 1939 and have been evacuated to a village called Budworth Point in South Devon.  This ties in with the exciting and gripping novel ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll and we will be using this text to bring the topic to life.  We will be investigating the beginning of the Second World War and covering such things as The Blitz, Dig for Victory, famous people such as Winston Churchill, and ‘Make do and mend.’  The Creative Curriculum is very important to the learning here at Bellefield and we will be doing lots of History, Science, Art, DT and Drama to fuel your child’s imagination.


      In English, the children will be reading about Evacuation and using historical sources and photographs and producing writing in the form of poetry, diaries, newspaper reports, balanced arguments, instructions and explanations.  Please encourage your child to continue to read a wide range of literature at home as this makes such a big difference in their learning.  The reading challenge and 'Reading Pro' will continue as this has proved very successful with the children. Later in the Term both Beech and Rowan will get the opportunity to develop their learning further on Word War Two when they visit Trowbridge Museum.   A letter will be sent out nearer the time.


     In Mathematics, your child will be starting a new wave of ‘Arithmetic’ and 'The Grid' where they race against the clock to answer a range of questions requiring written calculations linked to number.  Please continue to support your child learning their times tables and mental maths. They will continue to look closely at all aspects of calculation as well as tackling a wide range of multi stepped problems involving shape, time and measures.


       We will continue setting homework on Fridays starting on Friday 10th September.  Please encourage your child to bring their home learning completed to the standard we expect in the blue homework books.  They will be given a task linked either to English, Maths or the Creative Curriculum.  Homework is expected in by Wednesday of each week.  


       We will be working on Basketball with Matt Analts on Monday afternoons starting on September 6th.  We will also be forming the school football team with the boys and girls and I will be leading once again the Trowbridge League at John of Gaunt in late September so I will be looking for new recruits!  Therefore, please ensure your child has their PE kits available in school everyday with appropriate footwear ready for these sessions.


       Finally, please remember that we want your child to be happy and to make excellent progress so do speak to us if you have any queries or concerns in Beech Class.


       Yours sincerely              

       Mr B Rees