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Beech Grove Primary School
Summer Term 2024

Head Teacher Message
Happy sun shine days everyone and welcome to summer term 2024. Let’s hope this terrible wet weather from over the Easter holidays disappears soon and Mr sun comes out to play!

On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Easter break and hope that summer term 2024 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 2023. Their resilience, adaptability and hardworking attitudes to learning remain outstanding. It is such a pleasure to see the children care so much and take pride in all of their work and the school environment.
They are certainly living up to the schools “NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR QUALITIES” that we have of:

  • Respect
  • Tolerance
  • Kindness

Along with our 5 Golden Rules. The “Next Door Neighbour Qualities” is something that is really important to our school and encourages everyone to be a good citizen within our school and wider community. To see the children demonstrating all of those essential ‘Next door neighbour qualities’ on a daily basis is a heart-warming thing to see and brightens up my day.

The children’s corridor manners and the way they conduct themselves around school is wonderful.
I also love it that so many children are eager and keen to show me their work in their books. This sense of family and belonging warms my heart also. I couldn’t be any prouder of our Beech Grove Family.

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

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 and trips 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.

AS ALWAYS Please, please, please x10000 keep encouraging your child to read at home. Reading is the key to unlocking the world!

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. Thank you for your huge efforts last term in trying to really improve our punctuality. Keep up the great work. WELL DONE!

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. Not forgetting also, the BIG attendance prize where we have bikes and scooters (all with helmets to go with them) to give away in our attendance prize draw. As well as the seasonal family hamper.

Here’s to a really positive Summer term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term

In English, we will continue to look development narrative writing. We will also extend our understanding of non-fiction writing in different genres and look at persuasive texts. We will be concentrating on using dialogue and the appropriate punctuation.

Please keep supporting your child in reading and recording their reading three times a week. This really makes a difference in your child’s success in reading and writing in school. If your child is in Read, Write, Inc it is vital that they read and return their books.

Every child has access to our online spelling scheme of work.  Your child has been set spelling tasks, individualised to their own needs.
Spellings are also sent home in their spelling books.
Please allow your child to access Spelling Shed at least once a week.
Spellings are also sent home in their spelling books.

This term we are developing our knowledge of money, time, shape and statistics as well as continuing to secure our knowledge of addition and subtraction. Every week we will spend time practising our times tables to support our recall of our times tables facts.

Times tables
We aim to support children to know all of the multiplication and related division facts to 12 x 12 by the end of Y4 and consolidate this learning in future years.

Please allow your child to access TT Rockstars at least once a week.

Please contact your child’s teacher directly if you need any of the codes for your child reissuing.

We will be developing children’s knowledge of the properties of materials. Children will learn the properties of solids, liquids and gases as well as learning about the water cycle. We will also be delving into the lives of animals living in some of the harshest habitats on the Earth, and how their environment can cause them problems.

Misty Mountain Sierra
We will discover how mountains are formed. We will also follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional people who live in mountain regions.

Blue Abyss
We will be looking at all things ‘under the sea’! We will be looking at the creatures who live in the marine environment, pollution and how we can help rare creatures survive.

Homework is set on a Thursday to be returned the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete this as the work set is linked to the work we having been doing in school.

We are looking at relationships between friends and how to solve problems if they occur. We will also be looking at how we change as we grow older, and what makes us unique.

Your child does need to bring PE kit, and they will be outside for most of the time. Please can you ensure that they wear either trainers or sensible shoes on their PE day.

AS2 –

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 online and how to be safe now the nights are getting lighter.

Dates for your Diary
Summer Term:   Monday 8th April 2024 – Friday 22nd July2024
Half Term:          Monday 27th May 2024 – Friday 31st May 2024
May Day:            Monday 6th May 2024










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