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Remote Learning Information
Well done for another amazing week of home learning. We are all incredibly proud of how hard the children are working Please see below the codes and times for children's daily zoom lesson. We hope to see as many of you there as possible. We know this a worrying time for everyone and we will be doing all we can to support and reassure the children while they are at home. Please message me on Seesaw or via the school office with any questions.
Year 1s Monday- Thursday Time: 1pm-1:30pm Meeting ID- 837 9769 6853 Passcode year1
Friday time: 11:00-11:30 Meeting ID- is: 871 7865 5481 passcode:year1
Year 2s Monday- Friday Time 10-10:30 Meeting ID: 636 1570 806 passcode:year2
Meeting ID: 786 4978 9882
Meeting ID: 796 2753 9514
Friday - 2:45pm
Meeting ID: 795 3006 7609
Here are some useful website links for you to use whilst at home.
https://new.phonicsplay.co.uk/ free access during lockdown- username:jan21 password:home
Happy New Year! Welcome back to the Spring term. I hope you all had a restful break and managed to enjoy the festivities. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank parents and children for the cards and gifts all the staff working in Beech received, we are incredibly grateful. Another thanks is for the amazing Home Learning Challenges which were returned before Christmas. The standard of the work produced was excellent. Please take the time to check you have all of your child's home learning information in a safe place at home. All children have access to Seesaw, Bug Club, (via Google Chrome) Purple Mash and Numbots. Please get in touch if you have misplaced any of this important information.
Please follow us on Twitter @ccwalshaw for more updates. Please feel free to ring school or email email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to working in close partnership with you this year.
Mrs Hudson, Mrs Bates, Mrs Shivnan-Taylor and Mrs Nuttall.
- Tuesday 5th January- Spring Term begins.
- Friday 12th February- School closes for February half-term.
This half term we will begin by looking at our fifth Power of Reading whole class text called 'The Lonely Beast' by Chris Judge. The book follows a Beast whose determination to overcome his loneliness leads him to undertake a daring and dangerous quest to find others like him. During this unit children will have the opportunity to write :
Year 1- We will be revising the learning from the Phase 5 sounds taught before Christmas with lots of revision of Phase 3 as well as opportunities to read and spell words with Phase 4 consonant blends.
Year 2- The children will be continuing to learn the alternative sounds from Phase 5.
Year 1- In Year 1, children will begin by looking at numbers to 40. Children will be writing, reading, ordering and comparing numbers up to 40. After this, children will be introduced to Multiplication. Children will explore Multiplication thinking of it as a way of making equal groups, rows and amounts.
Year 2- In Year 2, our first chapter of the half term will focus on mass. Children will learn to measure and read scales in grams and kilograms. Children will learn to compare the mass of two and three objects as well as solving problems where they can apply these skills. We will then move on to Temperature where children will learn how to read, record and estimate temperature in Celsius. Finally we will be looking at Picture Graphs.
Year 1- In Year 1 children's Science topic will be Identifying Materials. In this unit children will have identified and named common types of materials including wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, towelling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics, rock and some liquids and powdered solids. They will have labelled, collected and grouped together objects made from the same material. They will state that different objects can be manufactured from the same materials. They will say why some materials are unsuitable for some objects.
Year 2- In Year 2 children's Science topic will be about Changing Shape. In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question ‘How can we make art from changing the shape of materials?’ They will create a piece of artwork that applies the skills and knowledge developed in the unit. Children will learn that the shape of materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. They will also explore how twisting can be used to make threads stronger and identify which materials bend or squash most easily. Working Scientifically, children will investigate how materials can be grouped according to their properties. They will have the opportunity to perform simple tests to find the 'stretchiest' material and observe how silly putty changes over time.
Last half term the children really enjoyed our topic and produced some excellent work. This half term we will be introducing the children to their new topic 'London's Burning'. This topic will support children's geographical understanding of the four countries which make up the UK and their capitals, as well as their historical learning studying a key historical event beyond living memory.
This half term the children will be studying the unit 'Jesus was special'. The aim of this unit is to:
- enjoy exploring these Bible stories that reveal Jesus’ power and divine nature.
- talk about how and why Jesus was special.
This term, P.E. will take place on Thursdays with our fantastic sports coaches. Children will be focusing on gymnastics. Once again, children are asked to come into school on Thursdays wearing their P.E kits. Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather as ,unless it is raining, children will usually do P.E outside.
Thank you for your help and support,