15-12-23 Beech Newsletter

Hello everyone!

Can you believe it, the last Friday of the Autumn term and what a term it has been. It has been such a privilege to see your children blossom over the last term, those once nervous faces are all know happy, settled and learning lots of new things.

We have been busy finishing off the first phase of our phonics learning and are now ready to learn lots of new sounds after Christmas. The children are all trying really hard to segment and blend when reading in class. Can I please encourage you to be reading the decodable book your child brings home at least 3x a week. It is the repetition of familiar texts that improve accuracy and fluency. The link below is a short video from Little Wandle (our phonics scheme) to support parents and carers with blending at home. If you can, please give it a watch so you can continue to support your child at home.


In Maths, we started the week by looking at 4 sided shapes. The children had great fun fishing for shapes in the water tray, hunting around the classroom for squares and rectangle and using shapes to make pictures. We ended the week by looking at Day & Night routines. It was great fun listening to what the children get up to in the mornings and evenings!

In English, we have read the story of Winnie the Witch meeting Santa. The children loved this story and liked the link from our fantasy topic to the celebration of Christmas. They have all been trying super hard with their letter formation and spelling of simple CVC words. Very proud of them!

We have been very lucky to have received some very lovely new resources in Beech class. The children have loved exploring the snow in the tough tray and finding Winnie’s belongings with the tweezers, decorating a Christmas tree, building sleigh’s for Santa and designing a Christmas dinner for Winnie and Santa. We have also finished our unit of Seasons. The children have really enjoyed looking at the different seasons and have finished off the topic with creating some lovely art work of ‘trees in the seasons’.

Well done to Ronan who is the golden certificate winner this week! Keep up the hard work!

Finally…. we have had the most special visitor today….

FATHER CHRISTMAS CAME TO CROWMOOR!! He was pleased to say that all of the children have been very good and are on his nice list! Even Myself, Mrs E and Mrs Kenny have made the nice list – we are all VERY excited!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

See you on Monday morning!

Miss Shadbolt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs E.