Welcome!

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.

year 5 beech tree

CLASS TEACHERS

Mrs Ball and Mrs Hastings

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Brown

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.


Reading books

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.


PE

P.E. days will change from term to term. Please do ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times.


Snacks

Please ensure you provide your child with a fruit/vegetable snack for morning play. Milk can be ordered through http://www.coolmilk.com 


Drop in

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.

Forest School

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

Science

  • Earth and Space
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Forces
  • 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
  • Emerging
  • Expected
  • Exceeding

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
​Homework will be sent home via the Home-School Contact book.

Reading
20 minutes daily reading with an adult

Spelling
Set every Monday
5 minutes daily

Maths
Set on Friday
To be completed by the following Friday
30 minutes

Times Tables
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.

Beech Class Presentations

Beech Class Parent Presentation.

Beech Class Gallery

Our Class Pages

acorn

Early Years – Acorn Class

Year 1 – Pine Class

Year 1 – Pine Class

Chestnut Class Tree

Year 2 – Chestnut Class

year 3 willow tree

Year 3 – Willow Class

year 4 elm tree

Year 4 – Elm Class

year 5 beech tree

Year 5 – Beech Class

year 6 oak tree

Year 6 – Oak Class