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Welcome To Beech Class


Welcome to the Beech Class Page! I hope you have all had a lovely Summer. We are ready and excited to welcome to the children back for another action packed and exciting school year. Below you will find key dates and curriculum information which hopefully you will find useful. Please try to catch me before or after school or via an email to the school office if you have any questions or queries. As always you can follow along with some of our learning on Twitter or Facebook via the links below!

We look forward to working in partnership with you during the coming year. smiley

Mrs Hudson, Mrs Liotti and Mrs Bates 



Important Dates

  • Monday 5th September- Term starts 
  • Tuesday 27th September Individual and Family Photos 
  • Monday 17th October- Parents' Evening.
  • Wednesday 19th October- Parents' Evening.
  • Friday 21st October- Break up for half term. 
  • Tuesday 1st November- School resumes. 


Key Information


  • Please inform us if someone different is collecting your child (they need to be over the age of 16).
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school daily.
  • As the weather gets cooler, please make sure your child brings a suitable coat each day. 
  • Please can all jumpers, cardigans and fleeces in particular be labelled clearly with your child’s name.
  • Reading books get changed every Friday. Please ensure you child reads regularly throughout the week. It is so important that children are reading as much as possible, please don’t forget you can access Bug Club at home too.
  • Just a reminder that any children who aren’t collected after ten minutes at the end of their school day will be placed into After School Club which is located in the porta cabin.


Curriculum Information



To begin this half term, we will be exploring Oliver Jeffers brilliant book 'Here We Are! Notes for Living on Planet Earth!' The book allows children to appreciate all the incredible natural and man made wonders Earth has to offer before reflecting on how important it is that we protect and care for it.  During this unit we will focus on descriptive and persuasive writing. 


Our second book this half term is Jon Klassen's 'I Want My Hat Back!'. This story will be the stimulus for lots of writing opportunities including short stories we will publish into mini books and newspaper reports. 




Year 1- In Year 1 we will be learning about : 

  • Numbers to 10
  • Number bonds
  • Comparing numbers


Year 2- In Year 2 we will be learning about: 

  • Counting to 100
  • Place value
  • Comparing numbers


Year 1- We will be learning beginning our Phase 5 learning journey. 

Year 2- The children will be continuing with their learning of Phase 5 looking at alternative sounds. 



Year 1- Children in Year 1 will be looking at the Science topic Parts of animals.  

In this unit children will learn about their senses and how they use them to describe the world. Children will identify and name the basic external parts of the human body and recognise the functions of some body parts, including the sense organs. Children will describe and compare common animals, and will recognise and name a variety of animals and their body parts. They will construct and label a map of the human body and will draw comparisons between human and animal body parts. They will consider how to treat other people and living things with care and respect. At the end of the unit, children will create a song which compares the functions of various animals’ body parts.


Year 2- The children in Year 2 will be studying the Science topic Living Things. 

In this unit children will make comparisons between things that are alive, things that are not alive, and things that were once alive. They will sort and compare animals, plants and non-living things and will create a list of features of living things. Children will notice that living things have offspring which resemble their parents and that they themselves grow into adults which reproduce. Children will order the stages of growth of humans from birth to old age. They will complete their Quest by imagining they are curators of a museum where they will curate an exhibition on living things, and design an information board for an exhibit comparing living, not living and never living things.



Our first topic of the Autumn term is called Nurturing Nurses. Within this topic we will explore healthy living and exercise before moving on to famous nurses from our past for example 'Florence Nightingale'. 


Our P.E days are Tuesdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays we will be doing Dance with our EdStart coach and on Fridays we will be learning about Health Related Exercise with our class teachers- making great links to our Topic. 


R.E. This half term we are learning about Harvest. 


Home Reading

Home reading books  will continue to be sent home weekly on Fridays. Please enjoy reading these with your children and ensure they are returned each Friday. In addition Bug Club books are set regularly and we encourage you to use this excellent resource.  


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