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Welcome to Beech Class

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   A very warm welcome to the beginning of our new school year. We hope you all have had a wonderful Summer and  we are very excited to be embarking upon a new learning journey with your children. The staff look forward to seeing you at the" Meet the Teacher Evening", where  you will find out all about Key Stage One and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your child's education. In the meantime if you have any queries please see me before or after school  and I will be happy to help. The Autumn newsletter contains  useful information and can be found at the bottom of this page.


               Important Dates     

            Meet the Teacher- Monday 10th September 2018   5.30 pm

             Individual photographs  -Tuesday 18th September 2018

             Parents Evenings- Monday 8th October 2018 and Wednesday 10th October 2018  4.00pm until 7.00pm






Our Curriculum focus this half term



Our first text is " The Jolly Postman" by Allan Ahlberg

Reading Skills 

- Applying phonic knowledge and skills appropriately

- Reading accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words

- Reading common exception words and words with more than one syllable

- Reading aloud accurately

- Discussing the significance of the title and events

- Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done

- Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

- Developing pleasure in reading

- Reading a range of books to build up fluency and confidence.

 Writing skills

- Saying out loud what we are going to write about

- Sequencing sentences to form short narratives

- Using a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week, and the personal pronoun ‘I’

- Beginning to punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark Learning and   applying grammar and spelling learnt in phase 5 phonics
- Re-reading and checking our writing to check it makes sense
- Writing for a range of purposes including letters and recounts;


Using the Maths No problem approach we will be looking at:

 Year One

- Counting to 10, counting objects to 10, writing numbers to 10, number bonds

 comparing numbers of objects, ordering numbers

Year Two

Counting to 100, place value, comparing numbers,

ordering numbers


 Our theme will be, " God and Creation"



New Beginnings.  Children learn about our School community and the importance  of  making sure our school is a safe and happy place for everyone.


Parts of Animals . The children will be finding out about the physical features of different types of animals. They will be labelling , observing and investigating these and thinking about the five senses.


Who helps us stay Healthy?

The children will be finding out about famous people from the past ,who have contributed to our present day understanding of the importance of  health and well being including Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.










Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Please check your child's book bag for letters and information daily.

Learning at Home .
Home Reading Books are changed every Friday.
Home Learning Challenge Details to follow
Bug Club will be set on Friday’s every  other week please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the website and we will do our best to solve any issues.

Reading Books
We will change the children's reading books every Friday. The purpose of the home reading book is to consolidate decoding skills and comprehension and develop fluency and expression. Please read with your child each week, asking them questions about the story, and sign the reading record so we know to give them a new book. Any additional comments in the reading records are welcomed. Bug Club will also be updated every other week.

In school the children will also have two guided reading sessions each week. These sessions will provide differentiated teaching of reading and will secure progress by providing opportunities for children to practice their learning. We currently use a breadth of reading schemes including Bug Club books, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins and Big Cat.

In the teaching of Phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. Children are taught within differentiated groups for 20 minutes daily.


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