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Welcome to Beech Tree - Miss Heywood

Welcome to Year 4 - Beech Tree Class.

I hope you have all had a peaceful summer and are looking forward to returning to school, we certainly can not wait to welcome you back.

On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in Beech Tree Class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there. 

We are set to have a great year and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and your families over the coming term and it is important that we work in partnership to ensure the very best for your children. If you have any queries or need some support, please do not hesitate speak to me at the end of the day, phone or arrange an appointment.

Miss Heywood


In Geography this term we will be looking at the question 'What skills do I need to become a good geographer?'.  We will be using maps, atlases and globes to locate places and physical and human geographical features and understanding how OS map symbols are useful in helping us learn about areas upon a map. We will also learn about how compass directions and grid references can help us give directions and locate specific places.


Useful Information



In English this term, we will continue to extend our knowledge of punctuation and grammar and continue to work on our reading and spelling skills. We like to link our English learning to texts and use these to inspire our writing. One of the texts we will be using this term is Stone Age Boy by Satosi Kitamura.


In History this term, we are looking at the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age and deciding which was the most impressive. We will compare what life was like during each time period, how people lived and gathered food, as well as completing a short study on the prehistoric village of Skara Brae.


Key Messages

Below are some reminders for whilst you are learning at home. 


  • Remember to read for at leat 10 minutes a day.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping lists! 

Times Tables:

  • Children should try to use TTRockstars and https://urbrainy.com/mtc regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables.  


  • Spellings will still be sent home on a Thursday. Children can practise these and will be tested the following Thursday. 


  • PE is on a Wednesday this term, please keep PE kits at school in case this has to change for any reason.


In Maths this term, we will be focusing on extending our knowledge of Place Value and Number and looking at using the four written methods of calculation. We will look at different ways numbers are represented and understand how to compare and order numbers up to and beyond 1000. We will continue to solve number based problems and also begin to read Roman Numerals up to 100.


In Science this term we will be learning about Animals, including Humans. We will learn about what living things need to survive and about the role skeletons and muscles play in providing support, protection and enabling movement.

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