Welcome to Beech Class

Mr Shiles

Homework

You can now download the class HOMEWORK mat for term 3 by clicking on button below.
Please scroll down to Important Communications for class spellings for Term 3.

ENGLISH

This term we’ll be looking a “The Executioner’s Daughter” by Jane Hardstaff.
We’ll be peering into the mind of an author, looking at how they bring their worlds to life.

What specific traits make Moss a believable protagonist?
How is the life in the Tudor times portrayed in the book?
How would the story change if it was updated to fit a more modern setting?

MATHS

We’ll be looking at ratio, measurements and geometry this term.
Ratio shows us how much something is worth when compared with something else. For example (currently) £1 is the same as $1.35.

We write this as £1:$1.35

Where else might ratio be useful?

How could you find the area of your living-room?

Can you name all the properties of a tetrahedron?

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING

In science, we’ll be looking at the shocking world of electricity.
But, what is electricity? Where does it come from? How does it work?
Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at how electrical usage has evolved and the many things we can do with it.

ICT
In ICT, we’ll be looking at computer aided design (CAD). What things can you see in everyday life, that have been constructed using technology? How has technology enhanced those products?

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Art
How do you sketch a face for a Tudor style portrait?
How did Bruegel portray Tudor life?

Music
What type of instruments did the Tudors play?
Who has been inspired by Greensleeves?

Design Technology
What toys did the Tudors play with? Can you create your own Tudor toy?
What was potage? What can we put in ours?

PE & PSEE

PE
This term each year group will be doing two of the following sports:
Hockey, tag-rugby, netball and football.
How could you improve your skills for each sport?

Citizenship
This term we will be continuing with our theme of “justice”, what it looks likes around the world and what it means to live justly. How can we try to live “justly”? Can anything truly be “just” for everyone?

HUMANITIES

History
Why is the “Tudor period” called the “Tudors”? Why are the Tudor monarchs so famous? Join us as we explore the grim reality of England under the Tudor Dynasty.
Geography
Why did Elizabeth I feel the need to expand her Empire? What new lands were “discovered”. How were the countries of the world different to those of today?
RE
What is the true meaning of Easter? What values does the celebration of Easter show us?

Class Timetable (subject to change)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
School Begins
Session 1 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Break
Session 2 English English English English English
Lunch
Session 3 Science Topic Topic French PE
Break (KS1 Only)
Session 4 PE (Alt Weeks) Computing Topic RE PE
School Ends