Welcome to Beech

Teacher - Beech Class/Staff Governor Jacob Millin

Appointed 19/10/2020
4 Year Term of Office

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In Beech Class we support all of our children and young people to achieve the best that they can through an exciting and challenging approach to learning, both in the classroom and within the local community.

We make learning fun and rewarding through a series of projects based around a different theme each half term. Though this, our learners can experience and practice skills that demonstrate how each curriculum area can be applied in the real world.

We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all of our learners and continually adapt our approach in response to their changing needs and interests.

Spring Term 1 Timetable 2022

Curriculum Information for Parents. Spring Term 1 2022Topic: Amazing Animals
SubjectProfileIdeas for home
EnglishThis half term we will be focusing on our own well- being. Pupils will discuss their emotions and write reflective journals on how they can overcome changes and respond positively to challenging situationsThis topic will provide many opportunities for pupils to recognise how others manage their emotions and learn about effective methods to manage our own mental health. Perhaps you could discuss at home what you do when you are feeling upset, angry or worried.
MathsWe will be focusing on measurement and estimation skills in Maths this half term. We will link this to studying our bodies, comparing how each of us differ when we compare ourselves. Have a go at comparing and estimating at home. Can you order yourselves by estimating who has the longest thumb or who has the shortest hair? How do you know without measuring? Afterwards measure and compare the results.
PSHEPuberty and our changing bodies will be the focus for this half term. We will explore the physical and emotional changes teenagers can go through and discuss together any questions that are raised from this. If your child has any questions about this topic, please feel free to write these in their diary and we can discuss them together at school.
ScienceEnergy is our theme for this half term. We will discuss and explore different types of energy, including light, heat and sound. We will take part in experiments to see the impact of these energy sources and how they can be controlled. Can you find objects in your house that use energy in the form of sound, light or heat? Are you able to control the amount of sound, light or heat that these objects use?
Design TechnologyWe will explore how some traditional wooden board games are created and work in groups to craft our own. With support, pupils will use tools to measure, cut and attach materials to make their own playable versions of these games, which we will share with other classes. Do you have a favourite board game as a family? It would be great if you could send one in or send pictures for us to look at. Can you think of any descriptive words for the game?
ComputingThis half term we will be using our ICT skills to design colourful posters that will advertise the board games and puzzles that we create. Pupils will research existing posters to gain ideas and inspiration for their own, focusing on colour, font, layout and shape.Have a look at advertisements for different products that you see in magazines, newspapers and shop windows. Can you see: The products name? A picture of the product? Some description of why it is good or why you should buy it? These pieces of information can be found on nearly every advertisement.
ArtThis half term, pupils will be exploring 3 different approaches to printmaking to explore expressing ideas through colour and shape. We will experiment with etching, mono and block printing before pupils choose one approach for their final piece. We will be sending resources home for pupils to continue their experimentation with printmaking home. Ask them to share with you the skills that they have learnt!
GeographyWe will be exploring the local Norfolk Coast and its history. Pupils will observe how land formations have an effect on the coast and identify natural and man made features of our part of the county. Explore the local area on foot or online using Google Maps. What can you see? Are they natural or man made objects?
MusicMusic from around the world will be our theme for this half term. Each week we will explore a new musical style and the instruments used to make it. We will then discuss what we like about it. Listen to music together and see how many different instruments you can hear? What does the music make you think of? How does it make you feel?
REHinduism will be our main focus in this area. Pupils will explore approaches to rights and responsibilities within this religion and compare them to their own views. Meditation is an important aspect of Hindu life. What do you do that helps to calm and focus yourself? Do you like a quiet space or maybe you like a bit of noise, such as listening to music?
PEPupils will take part in circuit training, aiming to exercise a variety of muscles each week.How can you exercise in the house when it is cold or wet outside? Can you think of an exercise to do whilst sat down in a chair or on the floor? How about inventing a stretch and naming it?