Welcome to Beech class - I am your teacher, Katrina Brown. Mrs Terrington is our wonderful teaching assistant and Mrs Symon 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 begin with Letters and Sounds everyday at 9.00. This is where we challenge ourselves with reading new words and spelling rules. We follow this with guided reading, where we apply the phonics we have been learning so we can make sense of the text in a book.
Mondays and Fridays we have an assembly, 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. Finally, we can all tidy up and get ready for when lunch begins.
After break we have English and maths lessons.
For two half terms during the year we are lucky enough to spend a whole morning a week in Forest School with Mrs King.
In the afternoons we love to explore all our our other subjects such as science, geography, history, RE, music, art. After a day full of fun and learning we are ready to collect our letters and pack up our book bags.
We have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please come to school in the school PE kit. Your T-shirt colour will depend on which House you are in.
We eventually reunite with our parents unless you are at after school club, sports club or dance club. When we arrive home we mustn’t forget to read our books for 10 minutes a day and complete our homework which is set on Fridays and is due in the following Friday. We change reading books on Mondays -please send in reading records with your books- bringing home enough books to read through the week. We also visit the school library to choose a book to share at home. Please send in library books on Mondays in your book bag.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to me.