Welcome to Beech Class 2017/18!

Our Year 4/5 Teacher is:

Miss Kay

  Our Teaching Assistant is:

 Mrs Jamieson 

Our Learning Mentor is:

 Miss Chadwick

Our Sports Coach is:

Mr Curtis

Beech Class Newsletter


Welcome to Beech Class. I hope you had a relaxing break and you’re looking forward to this academic year.


During the Autumn term our topic is The Stone Age to the Iron Age. This half term we will be focusing on the Stone Age and looking at the three core periods; Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. We will look deep into the lives of the Stone Age people and focus particularly on art, hunting, tools, homes and animals within that period. We will have the opportunity to create a non-chronological report about the Mesolithic era and try to understand how our ancestors survived in wild ancient Britain.


Our text this term links to our topic and we will be reading Stig of the Dump, by Clive King. This classic, is a story of a boy called Barney who meets Stig, a cave man in a dump and develop a wild and wonderful friendship causing mayhem and mischief. We will doing an extended piece of writing by writing a new chapter and a new adventure for Stig and Barney. 


In maths this term we will be focusing on Place Value initially. In Year 4, they're expected to understand the value of a 4-digit number, order and compare, read roman numerals to 100 and also round a 4-digit number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. In Year 5 they're expected to recognise the value of numbers up to a million and order and compare. They should also round numbers to up a million and be able to solve problems, including converting roman numerals. We will have a big push on multiplication this term also, and they will be tested weekly working towards knowing all times and division facts up to 12 x 12. 


The science topic for this half term is sound. We will have the opportunity to develop our working scientifically skills by investigating how distance effects sound and we will also look at the work by Alexander Bell. 

I hope this has given you a clear insight to what we will be studying in Beech Class this year, but if you have any further queries or questions please don't hesitate to see me. 

Warmest regards, 

Miss Kay 

Beech Class - Don't forget!

Monday - Reading record check and Swimming for Year 4 / PE for Year 5

Tuesday - Multiplication fluency test

Thursday - PE for all of Beech class

Friday - Spelling test


Everyday you should have:

  1. Water bottle 
  2. Red book bag
  3. Reading record and book you're currently reading
  4. PE kit