AS2

Beech Grove Primary School
AS2
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
In English, in Summer 1, we be learning about persuasive letter writing and will be writing our own persuasive letters. Our final piece of writing will be a narrative poem about riding a roller coaster.
In the second half term, our focus will be on narrative. We will be writing our own adventure stories. We will also be looking at a variety of poems and we will be writing poems in that style.

Maths
During this term we will continue with our work on multiplication and division. We will also begin to work on coordinates and translation as well as exploring shape. Throughout our maths topics, we will look at building on our fluency strategies through variation and we will continue to introduce children to reasoning and problem-solving questions.

We will continue to practise our arithmetic strategies through 5-a-day and weekly arithmetic tests as well as continuing our work on our times tables.

Topic/Science
Our topic for the first half term is called Scream Machine. This will see us focus on forces and take a closer look at theme parks and how some of their rides work!

In the second half term, our topic is called Hola Mexico. We will be learning about Mexico and about various traditions. Our science focus in the second half term will be light and shadow.

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 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