Hello and a big welcome from all the staff and children at Ightham Primary School! This is our Beech Class webpage where all important information regarding the class timetable, routines, upcoming activities/events and home support can be found. Please speak to Mrs Ball or Mrs Hastings if you have any questions.
Mrs Ball and Mrs Hastings
Beech Class Information
Home-School Contact Books
Please sign / initial daily. Make a note in the book if your child is attending a club or going home with someone else or being collected by a different adult.
Please send all letters/money in clearly labelled envelopes.
Uniform and belongings
Make sure all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please ensure they have a waterproof coat in school every day. PE kit should include: shorts, t-shirt, tracksuit bottoms and top, trainers/plimsolls and socks.
Your child is responsible for changing his / her book as needed. Please use the reading section in the Home-School Contact Book to note down which page your child has read to and any difficulties.
P.E. days will change from term to term. Please do ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times.
Please ensure you provide your child with a fruit/vegetable snack for morning play. Milk can be ordered through http://www.coolmilk.com
This is a chance for your child to share their work with you on a Monday or Friday at 3.25 - 3.40pm
If you have any questions or concerns please write a note in the home-school contact book, see Mrs Ball or Mrs Hastings before or after-school or make an appointment through the school office. Thank you.
The weekly timetable will be displayed in the classroom.
Term 1 and 5 Wednesday afternoons.
History and Geography
- Term 1: The Anglo-Saxons
- Term 2: The Vikings
- Term 3: South America
- Term 4: South America
- Term 5: The Maya Civilisation
- Term 6: Year 5 Project – The Titanic
- Earth and Space
- Properties and changes of materials
- Animals including humans
- Living things and their habitats
Throughout the year, formative assessments are carried out and each child’s progress is assessed against age-related expectations. Your child will therefore be in one of four broad bands for Reading, Writing and Maths:
- Below Age-Related Expectations
The expectation is that your child would be in the “Emerging” band at the start of the school year. This is because the curriculum for that year would not yet have been taught to your child. By the end of the school year, the expectation would be that your child would be in the “Expected” band. “Expected” means that your child is working at the expected level for a child of that age.
- Parent Consultations will take place in Term 1 (14th and 15th October) and during Term 4. There is an additional opportunity to meet with the teacher after the reports have been sent out in term 6, to discuss 11+.
Homework will be sent home via the Home-School Contact book.
20 minutes daily reading with an adult
Set every Monday
5 minutes daily
Set on Friday
To be completed by the following Friday
5 minutes practice every day
Tested every week
If you have any questions or concerns please write a note in the home-school contact book, see Mrs Ball or Mrs Hasting before or after school, or make an appointment through the School Office. Thank you.