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Spring Term 2018

Curriculum overview - transport and the Jurassic coast

Welcome back to the start of a new and exciting term in Beech class. I hope you all had a very Happy Christmas and New Year and wanted to thank you for the kind Christmas presents.


This term we are learning about transport and the Jurassic coast. Please see curriculum overview for information. There are a few timetable changes and as Mrs Hood is now on maternity leave Mrs Butcher will now be covering planning and preparation time on a Wednesday afternoon. (Please see updated timetable for details).


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. Thanks for your ongoing support.

January 2018


We've had a great start to the year. We have started our topic on transport by looking at lots of boats. We read the story of Treasure Island and wrote our own endings, then learnt about Antarctic explorers and how they travelled. We wrote diary entries for a day to Antarctica and are now reading 'Shackleton's journey' and writing a log of his adventures.


In maths we have been learning about methods of multiplication and division. We have linked this to our place value work. Please have a look at the image below to see how we used place value knowledge to answer 84 divided by 4.


In Science we've started to learn about rocks and soils which will help us when we go on our Jurassic Coast trip.


We are looking forward to a peaceful half term where we can read lots of books to help us with the reading challenge.


Method for division

Method for division 1

The Jurassic Coast

We are very excited about our up and coming trip to the Jurassic Coast. Mrs Rawson is being joined by some year 5 children to do a question and answer session with us and Mrs McEwan is coming in a few times before our trip to help us learn how to relax and enjoy ourselves. Hopefully lots of us will be getting our kit together over half term.

Mrs Crompton says if we have any questions we just need to let her know.

Author visit

On Wednesday 8th February we had a visit from local author, Julia Edwards. Her latest book is called 'Slaves for the Isabella' and links with our topic on transport and boats. It was amazing being able to hear extracts from the book and find out about how she researches her characters and plots.