Beech Grove Primary School
Autumn Term 2021


Head Teacher Message
On behalf of the staff we would like to thankyou for your fantastic efforts during the Spring Term lockdown due to the global pandemic of Covid19. The way, with your tremendous support that our children accessed their remote learning package via See-Saw was absolutely wonderful to see. You all deserve an even bigger medal than last time!

As you know the school staff worked tirelessly around the clock to provide the children with the high-quality work that they needed.
However, nothing can beat face to face teaching with children learning in a real classroom environment.
So, it gives me ENORMOUS pleasure to welcome you all back to the Summer Term.  Lets all hope that we can finally get back to some sort of normality.

I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the Easter holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’ since January. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.

I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Summer term. Their resilience and hard-working attitude astounds me.
As always, our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings (via the telephone), and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading remains the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term

We will continue to work in our Read, Write Inc groups each morning. During the first half of the term our topic reading and writing will be based upon books about Plants and Minibeasts. During the second half of the term we will be learning all about Non – Fiction texts. We will be using contents and index pages to help us research lots of facts for our Bright Light, Big City topic. Then we shall use all this great research to help us write reports. Our spellings this term will be taken from the year 1 National curriculum common exception and rules list. Younger children will be concentrating on Phonics and developing early writing skills.

In Maths this term, we will be continuing to develop understanding of number, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning about measures, weighing, length, capacity and time. Children will learn the days of the week, months of the year and how to tell the time to o clock and half past.

Our topic for the first half term is called Bright Light, Big City. During this topic we will be finding out about The British Isles, with a focus on London. become plant experts. We will be growing a variety of plants from seeds and bulbs. We will spend lots of time in our school grounds learning about plants in their habitats. We will be looking at Minibeasts and their life cycles. Hopefully we will have caterpillars and a wormery in the classroom.
Our topic for the second half term will be, Rio de Vida. This is a geography based topic and we will be looking at countries in the world beyond the United Kingdom.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will teach children about the importance of staying safe in the sun.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:  Friday 3rd September 2021 – Friday 17th December 2021
Half Term:        Monday 25th October 2021 – Friday 29th October 2021