Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back! We hope that you had a good spring break and are looking forward to the summer term.
Our topic this half term is Roman Britain, which is a history-based topic. We will be able to handle Roman artefacts, learn about the Roman conquest of Britain and the march on London led by Queen Boudicca and examine maps of the Roman Empire and compare them with modern Europe. Next half-term our topic will be Looking After Our Planet, which is geography-based, and will include lots of ideas about how we can make the world a better place. You can support this topic by encouraging the children in their efforts to care for the environment.
English and Maths
In English we will be looking at various genres and writing styles including narrative and non-fiction. Maths will continue to build on children’s knowledge of key maths skills. We will continue to expect lots of times tables practice at home, including related division facts. We would appreciate your support in practising these regularly at home. You can also really help the children build their confidence in Maths by reminding them to complete their Mathletics homework every week.
PE and swimming this term will continue to be on Monday afternoons. Please ensure all children have their P.E and swimming kits at school on Monday.
If your child is unable to go swimming for any reason, please send a note.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that school starts at 9 o’clock; children should be coming into school before this time. School is open from 8.50am. Make-up and jewellery, apart from stud earrings and a watch are not allowed, for health and safety reasons. We expect children to be in the appropriate school uniform every day. If you have any questions about uniform, please ask.
Homework will be Mathletics and spellings. Please also take time to practise your child’s times-tables with them, including related division facts. It is vital that children are reading at home independently and with an adult who asks them questions.
Please set aside 20 minutes for reading every day. Children must bring their reading book and reading record to school because we check these regularly to see what the children are reading and reward them.
Beckford is a healthy school and we try hard to teach children about healthy foods. Please help us by providing a healthy packed lunch. This should not include sweets, chocolate or cakes. Your child should also bring in a labelled water bottle.
Thank you for your continued support. If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. For updates and photos of what we are learning, copies of trip letters, always check our school website on http://www.beckford.camden.sch.uk
Frank Seago, Debbie O’Brien and Lysander Code