Welcome to the Beech class page! We always work our hardest in order to reach our goals; we are a team who support each other in any way we can. We work on many interesting topics throughout the year such as World War II, the Gunpowder Plot, the Ancient Egyptians and many more. We encourage children to read three times a week at home. Please remember to sign their reading diaries! All children are competing on the class Reading Ladder and have the chance to win prizes.
Our English work incorporates a range of different books. These are either stories or non-fiction texts linked to our Learning Challenge Curriculum. We generate lots of amazing writing about 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl ,'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis, 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry, 'The Lemonade Crime' by Jacqueline Davies', and, 'Aliens Ate My Homework' by Bruce Coville'.
Children are no longer set for Maths, which is now taught using the 'Maths Mastery' curriculum. Children are given weekly homework on Fridays and this is due back into school by the following Wednesday.
Learning Challenge Curriculum:
Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics as part of the new curriculum. Each topic starts with a WOW activity to capture the children's interest and inspire their curiosity to learn more. The topics are based on either History, Geography or Science with Art, DT and Music linked through each topic.
The Learning Questions are as follows:
Planned trips for Year 5 this year are as follows:
The Churnet Valley Railway Evacuee Experience (Linking to our WW2 Topic)
Pantomime visit, Stafford (Christmas)
The National Space Centre, Leicester (Linking to our Space Topic)
As well as these trips, we are also looking to invite visitors into school to aid our learning. These sessions include an Egyptian workshop, which involves a visit by a 'real' Egyptian Pharaoh.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
To contact the phase leader for KS2 please complete the form below.