Welcome to Beech Class :)

Our topic this term is 'Down on Longshaw Farm'. 

We will begin our topic by learning about what life on a real working farm is like. We will be visiting Smithills Farm on Thursday 6th June and we are all very excited to see the cows being milked in the milking demonstration as well as meeting all the different farm animals. We will also ride on a tractor to feed the donkeys on their day off. 
In Geography, we will be learning about the human and physical features surrounding a farm and explore aerial images and maps to support our understanding. We will then look at how farming has changed over time in our history lessons and the impact this has had on the farming industry.
We will then use what we have learnt about a real life farm to create our own 'Longshaw Fantasy Farm' full of different interesting imaginary animal and who know what else! 
We love learning in Beech class and are looking forward to working hard this term!
Remember to check our weekly blog to see where our learning takes us each week!

Reading Books

Please can I remind you that book bags must be in school every day and your child must read with an adult every night - remember two or three pages a night is much better than the whole book once a week. :)


Some activities you can do to support reading and understanding are...

* Act out the story

* Use expression

* Retell the story without the reading book

* Do a word hunt

* Be digraph detectives

* Ask your child to try and change the story slightly



Homework Books - Please make sure that homework books stay in your child's book bag and come to school every day. Homework will usually be given out every Friday.


I will take homework books out of your child's book bag every Thursday to look at their work and set new homework for the Friday.


If there is a problem or you have any questions about the homework then please do not hesitate to come and speak to me about it.



Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school.  It would be really useful if children left their PE kits in school during the half-term so we definitely know we have them in case our PE slot is changed.  Please make sure you name all clothing!  



PLEASE make sure that all your child's clothing is named so that if it gets lost or placed with other clothing it can be returned easily.       


Once again if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.


Miss Aspin