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Beech Grove Primary School
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Summer Term 2022

Head Teacher Message
Happy sun shine days everyone and welcome to summer term 2022. The time has raced by since the children started the new calendar year in January with lots of Covid related absences along the way for both staff and children! The spring term was certainly a challenging period indeed for the school in that respect. However, in true Beech Grove fashion we all stuck together as one big family and got through these trying months. As we’ve always said. Together we can get through anything!

On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Easter break and hope that summer term 2022 is a good one for our whole school community.

As Head teacher of your school, I continue to be so proud of all of the children and the way they have started back since returning in September 2021. Their resilience and adaptability remain outstanding.

This term we hope to pick up where we left off before Easter with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to the tremendous hard-working attitude of themselves and the dedicated staff team here at school.

Children’s classroom and corridor manners continue to be amazing which maintains a lovely atmosphere around school. To see the children demonstrating all of those essential ‘Next door neighbour’ qualities of respect, tolerance and kindness on a daily basis is a heart-warming thing to see and brightens up my day. What kind and caring children we have in school. I couldn’t be any prouder of our Beech Grove Family.

This term we will also be hoping for some lovely summer sunshine so that children can make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson time and maybe plant some wonderful summer flowers for us all to enjoy. Especially when it comes to our summer attendance reward ice-cream and ice lolly parties!!

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 conversations, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

Please, please, please x10000 keep encouraging your child to read at home. Reading is the key to everything!

We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development. We can’t stress this enough.
Especially as the children lost so much formal education time during covid. (96% and above is GOOD attendance).
Don’t forget those children who have a 95% and above attendance in school for the term get an invite to their key stage’s attendance parties. This term its ice cream treats and ice lollies in the secret garden. Please help your child achieve this reward.

Here’s to a really positive Summer term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term

English
Reception children will be consolidating their sentence work through traditional tales and poetry.
Y1 children will be using ‘and’ to join two sentences to make one sentence, using traditional tales, re-counts and poetry.
Y2 children will be working on everything to prepare for SATS—Good Luck Y2 children.

Spellings
every Monday your child will continue to bring home spellings to practise, ready for their test on FRIDAY.

Seesaw
Thank you to all of our families who access their child’s homework on Seesaw, however there are a few who still have not accessed this year. Please ask if your require another password sheet.

Reading Please encourage your child a little every night and sign their home reading planner.
Reading Top Tips!
Read to your child every day.
Try and listen to your child reading every day.
Ask lots of questions before, during and after reading the book
Reading little and often is better than reading once a week for a long time
The amount of reading time, should match your child’s attention span

Maths
This term we will be focusing on; Measure, Volume, Capacity and Time. With a recap of our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. Please remember to look on Seesaw for the maths homework, that is set weekly.

Topic
We will be exploring the changes through the seasons, how many days and months are in a year,, which months make up a season, what happens to the days and which clothes will we need to wear.

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
Summer Term:               Monday 25th April 2022 – Monday 25th July 2022
Half Term:                      Monday 30th May 2022 – Friday 3rd June 2022
May Day Bank Holiday:  Monday 2nd May 2022
Stay and Play: Possible ‘Stay and Play’ in July, but this has to be confirmed