Welcome to Beech class - I am your teacher, Katrina Brown. Mrs Terrington is our wonderful teaching assistant and Miss Dack is our fantastic HLTA who provides cover on a regular basis.
With a cheery greeting we settle into school between 8.40 and 9.00, using this time to check previous learning with our early morning retrieval work. We have Letters and Sounds everyday at 9.00. This is when we split up into our phonics groups and challenge ourselves with reading new words and spelling rules. We follow this with guided reading in our phonics groups. On Mondays and Fridays we have an assembly at 9.15 (at the moment it is on Zoom) where we gather to learn about our school values, find out our weekly Values VIPs, celebrate our Stars of the Week and find out which House is our Bird of Paradise.
Break is staggered for Covid safety, we all hope for dry weather but can wear our coats and wellies if not. At 10:15 we have either an English or maths lesson followed by handwriting, spelling or whole class reading in which we discuss different stories in depth. We discuss what we like and dislike about a book and we may compare a story to other stories we know. For two half terms during the year we are lucky enough to spend a whole morning a week in Forest School with Mrs King. Finally, we can all tidy up and get ready for when lunch begins.
In the afternoons we love to explore all our our other subjects such as science, geography, music or art. After a day full of fun and learning we are ready to collect our letters and pack up our book bags. We eventually reunite with our parents at their allotted time, unless you are at after school club. When we arrive home we mustn’t forget to read our books and complete our homework which is set on Fridays and is due in the following Friday.