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Year 1 / 2 - Beech Class pupils at Christ Church Primary School
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Year 1 / 2 - Beech Class

Welcome to the Beech Class Page

Hello and welcome back to the second half of the Summer Term! We've got an exciting, fun-filled half-term ahead of us! Please see below for key dates and curriculum information. As always, please don't hesitate to speak to me before or after school if you need to discuss anything. 

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

Mrs Hudson, Mrs Bates and Mrs Liotti. 

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 warmer, please ensure your child has a cap/hat and full water bottle on hot days. 
  • 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.
  • Please make sure you have all your child’s logins for Seesaw, Purple Mash, Bug Club and Numbots

Key Dates

·         Monday 5th June- term restarts. 

·         Tuesday 6th June- PSHE workshops. 

·         Wednesday 7th June- Class Photo Day.

·         Week commencing Monday 12th June- Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Week. 

·         Wednesday 21st June- Year 2 Trip to Blackpool- See Separate letter.

·         Thursday 22nd June- Beech Class Assembly 9am. 

·         Thursday 29th June- Year 1 Trip to Blackpool- see separate letter.

·         Monday 10th July 2023-Home Learning Challenges due back to School.

·         Thursday 13th July- Move up morning- children spend time in their new classes. 

.          Thursday 13th July- Key Stage 1 Sports' Day

·         Friday 14th July- Summer Fair. 

·         Friday 21st July- End of term. School day ends at 2:30pm. 

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A reminder about online safety:
If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 
Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

Summer 2 Curriculum Information


Week Commencing 12th June. Children in Year 1 will take their statutory Phonics Screening Check. Once compete their will continue their learning of alternative sounds in Phase 5.5. Children in Year 2 will be revising Phase 6. 


This half term we will continue using 'The Last Wolf'. It's a wonderful reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood. We will use this book as inspiration to write persuasive posters, letters and short narratives. Our final book of the year will be Roald Dahl's classic 'The Magic Finger'. We will do lots of creative writing linked to the book, characters and setting before writing an alternative ending to the story. 


In Year 1 we will be learning about : 

·   Numbers to 100

·        Time

·      Mass

.     Volume

.    Shape and Space


In Year 2 we will be learning about: 

. volume


Year 1- Comparing Materials 

In this unit children will describe the physical properties of a variety of everyday materials. They will compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple properties. They will describe the properties of different materials, for example wood, metal, plastic, rubber, fur, towelling, nylon, wool, sponge, cotton wool, paper, card, brick, ceramics and rock. Working Scientifically, children will ask questions related to the properties of materials. They will make close observations of the properties of these materials and group them according to similarities and differences. When carrying out simple comparative tests exploring different slimes, children will take simple measurements in uniform, non-standard units and record these.


Year 2- Growing Plants 

In this unit children will explore how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. They will investigate what plants need to grow and will find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Children will discover where seeds come from by investigating fruits and seeds in their local environment. They will carefully observe and sort seeds and will also recognise how some plants are able to grow from bulbs. They will plant a variety of seeds, describing how they grow. Children will have the opportunity to plant seeds and to observe growth. Working Scientifically, children will observe seeds and plants using simple equipment. They will ask simple questions about what plants need to grow and they will perform simple tests recognising that their questions can be answered in different ways. They will observe and measure the growth of the plants over time.

Topic- Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside- Geography Focus

Our new topic 'Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside!' will focus on developing the children's Geography skills. Children will be naming and locating the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world on maps and in atlases. They will also be looking in detail at human and physical coastal features with a closer study on Blackpool. The children will be looking at the work of local artist Helen Bradley and recreating some of their own pictures in a similar style. 


This half term the children will be studying the story of Joseph from the Old Testament. They will explore the story in detail about Joseph's dreams, his time as a prisoner, his relationship with his brothers, his time as a ruler and of course his wonderful coat of many colours.


This half term we are explore the theme' Growing and Changing'. Within this unit we will look at how we give and receive feedback, how we cope when we lose someone close to us, how we change as we grow up and what privacy means. 


Our P.E days are now Tuesdays and Fridays. We will be focusing on Ball Games and Mathletics.