Welcome to Beech

Teacher - Beech/Staff Governor Samantha Webster

Date of Appointment: 14/11/2016, 4 year term of office
Appointed via Staff Ballot

Photo of Samantha Webster

Beech is a class of 8 students with diverse needs and abilities whom are supported by 4 members of staff, we largely use symbols and signalong in order to communicate our needs, choices and feelings.

Beech class take a holistic approach to learning by following a topic based curriculum, where each subject is tailored to the individuals learning needs, thriving on routine and consistency.

Students particularly enjoy activities that are ‘hands on’ which relate to everyday life skills and promoting independence.

Summer term 2 Timetable

Summer Term 2 Topic: Our Community and Environment Curriculum Information for parents. Activities covered during this time will be working towards students individual learning in areas such as • Pencil control/writing. • Phonics/ Reading. • Communication. • EHCP outcomes. • Sensory integration.
SubjectProfiles and Ideas for home
Daily ActivitiesEncourage your son/daughter to take part in activities that they enjoy which will support independence and the exploration of life skills, Please feel free to explore individual plans that you have at home such as EHCPs, SALT reports, or enjoy reading/sharing a story/book with your son/daughter.
MathsWe will be exploring mathematics within our community; this will be largely based around shopping activities, recipe writing and timing activities in order to explore mathematics in our community. As well as time, days of the week, months of the year and seasons. We will also look in to the shape and sizes of buildings in our community or surrounding environment, making height and length comparisons. At home encourage your son/daughter to explore mathematical problems like setting the table, measuring ingredients or paying for item in a shop. We look forward to hearing all about it.
English In Beech class this half term we will be exploring books, stories and poems related to our local community of Sheringham. We will investigate writing postcards and discussing events and places we have been to in Sheringham too. We will also explore our school environment, designing a school guide/leaflet to display what happens in our school environment. As with every topic we will be learning new signs related to our topic too. At home encourage your son/daughter to discuss what they like about their home or school environment? What they can do to be part of a community or work as a team. We would love to hear about any groups that you or your son/daughter belong to outside of school.
Art During Art we will explore our community by -Designing postcards/using photos taken by ourselves. -Design a collage using natural things found in the environment, such as sticks, stones and leaves found in our own playground. -Investigate art in our local area-Colin Seal’s work found on the local promenade. When at home continue to explore Animals colours and textures are they smooth, rough, hard, soft? Explore the patterns on animals, skin, feathers, scales etc. or wheels, join your son/daughter in painting or drawing activities too, we look forward to seeing some of your artwork.
P.EDuring PE we will be focussing on a healthy lifestyle/keeping fit. We will be taking part in simple keep fit activities and exercises including dance activities and the outside gym equipment. As well as learning to take part in these types of activities safely we will be focussing on the changes that happen to our bodies during and after exercise. At home encourage your son/daughter to take part in daily exercise activities that are suitable to their individual abilities, taking a walk, riding a bike, using a trampoline- most importantly- Have fun!
R.E, Music & MFLThese subjects will be covered as 1 full day of activities for each subject, dates and information on these will follow shortly.
Humanities We will be exploring the natural and man-made parts of our local community of Sheringham such as the beach, cliffs and shops, parks. We will do this through exploration of photos and trips to visit Sheringham town. We will be exploring what is made naturally or man-made discussing what we think of these items and their appearances. When out in your local community take time to explore your surroundings, touch smell and look at what is around you and discuss this with your son/daughter.
PSHE & CitizenshipAs discussed above, in Beech class we will focus on Our community/Environment this half term. All of our PSHE/Citizenship tasks and activities will revolve around this topic and cover areas such as Taking care of our environment-Litter picking, recycling, treating areas with respect and taking care of communal areas. We will be exploring how we can respect the thoughts decisions and preferences of others with regard to our community and environment as well as taking part in new/different activities-clubs, café, parks etc. At home explore the local groups or areas around your home area that are available for locals, as above we would love to hear about any groups that you or your son/daughter belong to outside of school.
D.T This lesson will be taught by Jason Tooke
Science This half term we will be exploring Science during a full day of activities-date tbc. - Marvellous marbles - Shadow showcase - Squeezey bottle rocket As science happens all around us it is possible to capture moments of experiments at home through cooking and gardening, there also ideal children’s’ programmes in which they promote scientific discovery- such as ‘Nina and the Neurons’, you might like to share these experiences with your Son/Daughter.