Welcome to Beech Class
Hello, my name is Miss Lee and I am the class teacher within Beech Class.
We are very lucky that we also have Miss Fuller and Miss Riley working with us.
We are all very excited to be welcoming the new children at Longshaw and have lots of exciting things planned!
This is our class page where you can find out all the information about the term and any dates you will need.
We also have class blog where there will be weekly videos, photos and activities for you and the children to enjoy.
Our exciting topic for this half term is...
Our Topic for the this term is:
'Down on Longshaw Farm'
Children will begin this topic by exploring different materials in Science, discussing the different properties. Children will be able to sort items by the materials that they are made out of and explain the differences between different materials by comparing their properties.
We will then go on to consider human and physical features in Geography and how these differ from each other. The children will use their understanding to help them compare and contrast a farm with Blackburn Town Centre.
Though our Art lessons we will be exploring the work of a local artist who uses farm animals as her subjects and use these to explore paint and brushstrokes to recreate our own versions of the work.
Children will begin to look at different animals in order to be able to label each body part. In History the children will be looking at how farming methods have progressed through time to the modern farms we know now.
In our DT lessons we will be planning and making a farm in a box looking at how to use levers and mechanisms.
How you can help at home :)
Read with your child every night, talk through and discuss the story and characters.
Counting regularly with your child, both forwards and backwards. If they read every night they will get dojos in school as a reward.
Ask your child about their day, we do lots of different activities throughout the day and they will love to share.
Ensure your child's book bag is in school everyday.
Complete the homework given out on a Friday with them, this reflects the learning throughout the week.
Please ensure your child brings in their book bag every day. Also make sure that you check these bags every night for any messages or letters that might have been given out. Please can you make sure that you label all of your child’s clothes, this includes all parts of their uniform, PE kits, coats and shoes, as this helps us to find the owner of the item much faster!! We have PE on Wednesdays, please ensure your child's PE kit is in school.
You will receive newsletters and information from school regularly, however, if you have and questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to me.