Beech 20.10.23 – Newsletter.

Another week has flown by! Time really does fly when you’re having fun and we have lots of that in Beech class.

We have been busying segmenting and blending in phonics this week. Encouraging the children to segment each sound and then blend them back together to read the word. If you can also encourage your child to do this at home and write down you’ve done this in the reading diaries we would be super grateful!

In English we have looked at the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The children have loved drawing naughty trolls, magic bridges and inventive ways to cross the poisonous river. The children are all trying so hard with pencil grip and letter formation. Very proud of their efforts this week.

In Maths we have been looking at 1,2 and 3. Seeing how they are made up, what things can be grouped into 1,2 and 3 and looked at varying representations of the numbers. We have started to subitise (The ability to look at a small number of objects and instantly recognise how many objects there are without needing to count). The children have all shown good subitising skills.

We have been celebrating Black History Month. This week we looked at Alma Thomas and Sir Frank Bowling (famous artists) – we looked at lots of their paintings and then had s go at recreating them. The children really enjoyed getting artistic and have shown great understanding of the different methods used.

Well done to Arlo who is our “Golden Certificate” winner this week.  Arlo goes above and beyond to be helpful in class, always tries his best and is really trying to segment and blend new words! Well done Arlo – well deserved this week.

Looking forward to seeing you at parents evening on Monday and Tuesday.

Have a nice weekend, let’s hope the rain stops and if not lots of splashing in puddles in wellies!
Miss Shadbolt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Millichamp.