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Welcome to Beech Class



Hello and welcome to the Beech Class Page! On here you will find information about classroom routines, learning and any key dates or upcoming events. The children have settled back into school well and have been producing some fantastic work. Please follow us on Twitter @ccwalshaw for more updates. Please feel free to ring school or email if you have any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to working in close partnership with you this year.

Mrs Hudson, Mrs Bates, Mrs Evans and Mrs Nuttall.


Key Dates

  • Year 2 Phonics Workshop-Monday 5th October 2020  6pm
  • Seesaw Parents Workshop via Zoom- Tuesday 13th October 2020 6pm
  • Harvest Porch Project Donations can start arriving at school from Monday 12th October 2020
  • Wear Red Day - Friday 16th October 2020
  • Parents' Evenings- 19th and 22nd of October 2020
  • Friday 23rd  October – Half term

Curriculum Information



We loved reading 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers and have just started our second English unit. Our second book is called 'I Want My Hat Back' by Jon Klassen. During this unit children will get the opportunity to write and make:

Thought bubbles

 Book making

 Note taking

 News report

 Character Grid

 Information text



 Power point Letter

 Police report



Year 1- We will begin with phase 2, 3 and 4 revision and consolidation. We will be ensuring children are secure in their Reception learning before moving on to the statutory Year 1 phonics teaching.

Year 2- We will begin the first half term with revision of phases 3, 4 and 5. The children will be completing the Phonics Screening Check in the second half of the autumn term. This statutory assessment normally takes place in June when the children are in Y1, but due to school closure it has been rearranged for the autumn term of Y2.



Year 1- In Year 1,we are learning to add and subtract one-digit numbers  and solve simple word problems.


Year 2- In Year 2, we have covered our addition and subtraction chapters of Maths No Problem and will shortly be beginning our chapter on multiplication. It would be very useful if the children can practise their 2,5 and 10 times tables in as many way as possible.



Year 1- In Year 1 children's first Science topic will be about the 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.

Year 2- In Year 2 children's first Science topic will be about 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.



As mentioned at our transition meeting, we aren't revealing the theme of the topic to the children straight away. This is because we want to promote curiosity and questioning with the children and so we will be giving them clues in order for them to make their own predictions. Once the topic has been revealed, we will let you know on here (unless your child tells you first!)


This half term the children will be looking at "The Creation" in which the children will find out about how God made our beautiful world and our responsibility to look after it. They will also look at "Harvest" and find out why we celebrate the harvest and how and why we should help those who do not have a good harvest.


This term, P.E. will take place on Thursdays with our fantastic sports coaches. From week beginning Monday 14th September, we ask that children arrive in school in their weather appropriate P.E on Thursdays which is our P.E day.


Thank you for your help and support,


Mrs Hudson


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News from Miss Bell!

Miss Bell would like to thank you for all your kind wishes and gifts after the birth of her beautiful daughter Ivy. They are all doing well and are absolutely besotted.

Children Moving Into Beech Class- Transition Meeting Powerpoint