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Welcome to Beech Class

Check us out on twitter under the username 'ccwalshaw'.

We regularly update it with pictures and tweets about different things happening in our class and as a whole school.

  Welcome to the second half of  the Spring  term  2018.  Thank you for your continuing support and for the hard work and effort put into the latest Home Learning Challenges. The children really enjoyed sharing  books and artefacts  brought in  from home to support our Polar  regions topic. We would be delighted if you are able to send in any objects or books that relate to our new topic. 

  The title of the topic this half term is " Who was Queen Victoria?" In  Science we are looking at "Growing Plants"  For more information on this half term take a look at our Spring 2  KS1 newsletter at the bottom of this page.  

Please remember to check your child always has their reading book and reading record in school on a Friday in order for their book to be changed.

A list of spellings to be learned at home weekly have been sent home.

Don't forget we are taking part in  the WOW scheme again, so if you can walk to school or park and stride you will be doing your part to help the environment as well as keeping fit.  If you can't manage to walk on Wednesday don't worry, any day of the week will do and you will still be able to collect the super new badges.



                                                                                           Important Dates 


                             Monday 12th March 2018 KS1 trip to Manchester Museum

              Thursday 15th March 2018 Beech Class Assembly








Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.
PE will be on Wednesdays 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 should be handed in by  Monday 26th February 2018
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.


Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites! smiley

We had fun on Children in Need Day and helped other children too!

We had fun on Children in Need Day and helped other children too! 1
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