Eager Beavers 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Eager Beavers
My name is Mr. Peetoom and I am the teacher of the Year 3 and Year 4 children in Eager Beavers. Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs. Jones and Miss Jones.
In Eager Beavers, we aim to build upon the knowledge and skills learned in Busy Bees. We encourage children to really start taking more responsibility for their own learning and to contribute positively around the classroom and school. We hope to make learning fun and encourage children to express their personalities through their ideas and contributions.
This half term, our topic is 'There's No Place Like Home'. In geography we are looking at maps of the local area and looking for evidence of how it has changed over time. In science, the topic is light and shadow. We are going to use technology to support our learning as much as possible, so there will be lots of sessions across the curriculum using the iPads and laptops. The children will familiarise themselves with apps such as iMovie where they can develop their skills using and editing camera work and audio recordings. Maths will be supported by using the Mathletics and Hit the Button websites. In geography they will practise using the features of Google Maps and DigiMaps For Schools. In English our main topics will be folk tales and biography. I will read the children a wide range of books and hopefully inspire them with some fantastic authors, illustrators and their tales.
There is no Forest School this half term. Your child needs to have a pair of wellies in school so that they can go on the field at lunch time even if the ground is soft.
P.E. is invasion games with Miss Valentine on a Tuesday and swimming at Park Pool on a Friday morning. We will also regularly do active sessions in the studio, either as 'Wake up and shake up' sessions to get the blood flowing before learning or as afternoon 'active' breaks.
I can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please have a look through the news, blog and gallery sections to see what the children have been doing.
Supporting Learning at Home
Please ensure that your child is reading as much as possible at home. It is best if they can read every day. They can read independently or with an adult as you see fit. Please record all their reading in their reading record, including dates and page numbers.
They have a weekly target of at least 4 entries per week. I have also set a page target of 40 pages for Year 3 and 60 pages for Year 4. They can read their school books or books from home.
Every child has their own log-in for Mathletics. There has been no set homework as yet - I just want the children to familiarise themselves with the site. Please encourage them to log-in at home. The Live Mathletics section is competitive and encourages them to practise their known number facts. We also use Hit the Button for rapid fire practice of number facts.
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