Beech Grove Primary School
Autumn Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2021/2022 is a good one for our whole school community and we can finally get back to normality, whilst still being extremely aware of how to keep ‘Covid safe’.
Once again, I cannot thankyou enough for the tremendous home-schooling efforts you went to during the nation’s second Covid19 lockdown last academic year. The school cannot thankyou enough for this! Without you, our children would’ve fallen even further behind with their progress and attainment.
I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the summer holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly in order to catch up the months of formal education that they have missed. I’m positive with your continued support, our excellent teaching and well-planned catch-up curriculum, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.
I still firmly believe that we will one day look back on this period in time with immense pride of how well the children of Beech Grove did. I continue to be so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Autumn term. Their resilience and adaptability is absolutely outstanding.
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/phone calls, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school. Reading is 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

Daily Read Write Inc groups help to support and consolidate our children’s understanding of letter sounds, blending, segmenting and reading. The children will be learning the basics of how to compose simple sentences, following fun nonfictional texts.

Daily number groups will focus on; Numbers 0-5

Numbers 0-10

Numbers 0-20

Numbers 0-100

sorting, comparing, change within and time.

1st half term our topic is all about superheroes and they will be investigating themselves and
Florence Nightingale.

2nd half term our topic is all at sea and the children will be researching Captain Cook.

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