Beech Class Weekly Newsletter 28/04/23

This week we have explored the traditional Indian tale ‘The Tiger and the Jackal’. We learnt the words gullible, devious, smirking, pleading, enraged, duped. The children drew and wrote about the boy, the jungle where he lived, a new character who would help and a way for the boy and the jackal to get away when the tiger escaped. We are very much focusing on presentation at the moment. The children are working hard to put spaces between words and ensure letters are formed correctly (no reversals) and neatly.

Here’s a selection of some of their fantastic work:

In Phonics we have been consolidating Level 3 sounds and are due to start Level 4 next week. Level 4 will involve learning new tricky words but no further sounds. The focus is on learning to read longer words using Level 3 sounds. The children are currently working on blending in their heads and re-reading sentences after decoding to help improve their fluency.
Please remember to hear your child read as often as you can. The lucky dip box has been restocked and is ready for Tuesday next week. It would be amazing to see if we could get our highest number of winners yet after the bank holiday weekend.

In maths we have continued to consolidate our knowledge of numbers 11 to 20, working on recognising different representations, reading and ordering the numerals and matching numerals to the correct representation. Next week the children will be bringing home number cards to practice their numeral recognition and ordering skills or play missing number games which will also help develop their reasoning skills.

We also started our Brilliant Brushers scheme this week. It took a few days to get into the routine and have everyone fully participating but they are all now settled into our new regime. Well done everyone!

This week has also seen the opening of our outdoor role play area – the Garden Centre. (children’s choice) and we have also been exploring non-fiction books about India and talking about the things we would like to know more about. The children have also helped my travelling bear Barnaby pack today, for his trip to India. They are looking forward to seeing his photos over the next few weeks and hearing what he has found out for us.

Next week there will be no PE on Friday due to the non-uniform day for the coronation afternoon. We hope you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and we will see you on Tuesday 2nd May.

Miss Jones, Mrs Kenny & Miss Harrison