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Beech Class 

September 2021 Letter

Year 5.

Welcome back! Hope you all have had a refreshing holiday and are looking forwards to a term of production and creativity.

This term, Year 5 children will mostly be taught as a whole class by Mr. Cayley. Whenever possible, they will be separated into smaller differentiated groups and some of these groups will be taught by Mrs. Steel. The pupils will follow the Year 5 curriculums in all areas of the curriculum.

P.E. lessons will be taught on Monday afternoons by Calvin Moorhead and swimming lessons will be on Thursday afternoons with Mr. Cayley. Please can children dress in their P.E. kits for all of Monday and make sure they have their swimming gear (costume, towel, goggles, brush for their hair, bag to carry their kit in and a waterproof coat in case of bad weather) for Thursday.

Also on Monday afternoons, the class will have an inspirational R.E. session with Mrs. Whetton.

Maths will usually begin with a differentiated warm-up for all the children before they move on to their respective groups focusing on work appropriate for their abilities.

English will be taught as a whole class with all children accessing the Year 5 skills and also revising previously taught skills from earlier year groups. The Power of Reading books for this term will be: Clockwork by Philip Pullman and a child-friendly version of A Christmas carol. Spelling tests will be on a Friday and if you don’t already have the list for the term then you can find it on the school website.

Art lessons will be held on a Friday – Even though art aprons are always available in the classroom and pupils are absolutely encouraged to wear them, I cannot promise that clothing will return home in a clean state.

If you would like to know more about the work we are doing, please have a look at the ‘curriculum wall’.

S. Cayley

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Beech and Oak class were invited by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust to go along to Low Branthwaite to plant trees.  The weather was perfect, although we needed our wellingtons for the muddy ground.  We planted Rowan, Elder and Crab Apple trees.

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