Eager Beavers 2021 - 2022

Mr Peetoom

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 'Healthy Humans'.

In science, the topic is about healthy lifestyles with a particular focus on nutrition.  We will be learning about the different food groups and why we need to eat a balanced diet.  This knowledge will be used in a food technology project where the children plan, research and make recipes for a balanced picnic. In English, we will write shape poems, learn about the persuasive language and ideas used in adverts and learn about fables.  In maths, we start the term with a multiplication and division unit so we will be having a big push on improving our times tables knowledge.  Our PE lessons are dance on a Thursday morning and we will swim at Park Pool on Fridays up to Nov 19th.  Following that, we will do invasion games on the field. In music, we will learn more about musical notation and learn some easy pieces on the glockenspiels.

Forest School is every Tuesday afternoon.  They need to wear layers to keep warm.  Waterproofs are recommended as well as hats and gloves.  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.

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:  dpeetoom@wlsj.lancs.sch.uk

Class News

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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Westhead Lathom St James' CE Primary School

School Lane, Westhead, Ormskirk,
Lancashire, L40 6HL

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01695 574 078

bursar@wlsj.lancs.sch.uk

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