Year 1 Beech Class Page

Welcome to the class page for Beech class.

The teacher is now Miss Kaur and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Lisek.

Please remember that reading books need to be in on a Wednesday and spelling books in on a Thursday.

Summer 1

Beech Class have been extremely busy since the start of the Summer Term. As part of the topic, How Do Plants Grow,  they have been planting seeds, identifying different trees around the school environment, making careful observations and sketches of leaves. In literacy Beech class have been focusing on the story, The Enormous Turnip and have been fantastic at rehearsing the story using a story map.         

Important dates:

Year 1 Sycamore Class and Year 1 Beech Class Assembly:

Monday 30th April 2018 9-9.30am.  All parents welcome.

Homework Project Deadline: Friday 18th May 2018

Year 1 Phonics Screening check will be completed the week beginning Monday 11th June 2018.  Children that are absent will complete the check the following week.

Spring 2

The children have enjoyed lots of experiences this half term. Our topic for this half term was Animal Planet and the children have really enjoyed learning about the different groups of animals and can tell you lots about them. We started off the term by going for a walk in our local area an looking at the human and physical features of the area.

After that we had a visit from Weird and Wonderful, who brought it lots of animals for us to see and touch including an armadillo, a snake, a tortoise and a bearded lizard.




On World Book Day we dressed in pyjamas and had a day all about Elmer. We loved it when our parents came in and took part in the art activities with us.



In Science we were leaning about what animals eat and whether they are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. They enjoyed working together in groups to sort the animals into the correct places.


In RE we learnt the story of Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. We made our own palms and re-enacted the story by making a pathway a waving palms.

In our music lessons, we listened to the piece of music called the Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Sans. We enjoyed experimenting with the instruments to create music that sounded like different animals.





Reminders- This week the children will be seeing some animals with the company Weird and Wonderful. Please send in £2.50 in a named envelope.

Thursday 1st March World Book Day- Come in PJs! Parents are invited to come in on Thursday afternoon to take part in a picnic with your child from 1.30. More details to follow.

Spring Term weeks 4-7

We have had another busy few weeks in the second part of this half term.

In maths the children have been learning the names of 2D shapes and 3D shapes and sorting them out by shape and colour. We have been talking about what they look alike and using vocabulary to describe them such as it rolls, it has straight edges, it has curved edges, it has 6 faces. The 3D shapes are cone, cylinder, cube, cuboid, pyramid, sphere and triangular prism. We have also been looking at pattern and the children have been using different resources to create their own patterns.

In art the children have been experimenting with colour mixing and then painted a picture with the new colours they had created.

In Science we have conducted an experiment to see what happened to bread if you touched it with dirty hands and left it. We had one piece touched with clean hands and one was untouched. We discovered that the one touched by dirty hand went VERY mouldy! We learnt that to stay healthy we should always wash our hands to stop germs from spreading.

We enjoyed eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday with lots of different toppings.

We had another good trip to the library where we learnt about superheroes in the community such as the Police, Firefighters and Paramedics.

Here is a link to Mr Thorne Does phonics-please look at the videos and practise with your children

phonics in year 1 presentation for parents january 2018

Please look at the year 1 phonics presentation.

Spring Term weeks 1-3

Welcome to the Spring Term!

We have already been doing lots of exciting things in the first three weeks of 2018. Our topic this half term is To the Rescue!

Our Book in Literacy this half term is Superworm by Julia Donaldson and the children have really enjoyed learning parts of it off by heart. Click this link to enjoy the story with your child.  Superworm story 

In maths we have been practising our subtraction skills. The children have all become more confident with taking away.

In Science we have been learning about the human body, the names of the different parts and we’ve also learnt about our senses. We are taking part in an investigation to find out what happens to bread when we touch it with dirty hands, clean hands or not touched at all. We are trying to find out the importance of keeping clean.

In Design Technology we have designed a Superhero badge and we have made them out of clay.

Enjoy looking at the photographs of the things we have done so far this term.





Weeks 4-6

What a very busy and exciting last few weeks of the term we had! Some of the activities we took part in included the Nativity play which all the children enjoyed taking part in and did extremely well with. We also enjoyed a day in the snow building snowmen when we got outside. It was nice to come in and warm up though!

After that, we had our trip to Smart Trees where we followed a trail through the snowy trees to find different activities. The highlight of the trip was definitely paying a visit to Father Christmas and his reindeer in the grotto.

We made some gingerbread biscuits ready to sell at the Advent fayre and finally we had a fantastic Christmas party and Father Christmas came to visit us again.

Enjoy looking at the photographs below of all the exciting things we’ve been up to.


Week 3

We have had another enjoyable at school. We have been very busy practising singing and learning our lines for the Nativity play. Thank you if you have been helping your child with this at home.

On Tuesday, the children used the laptops to draw pictures and really enjoyed this experience.

Our favourite day of the week was definitely Friday when we celebrated Children in Need. We had a great time dancing away at the disco. We also enjoyed eating our delicious Children in Need biscuits.


Week 2

We have had a very busy week this week. It started on Monday when we went for a trip to Woodrow library. The children were learning all about light and had to think of different light sources and investigated if they could see light through different objects.


On Tuesday we had a visit from Pudsey bear, which the children throughly enjoyed.

And finally on Friday, the children investigated and talked about what happens when we change food by cooking it. We discussed if it was reversible (could be changed back) or irreversible (could not be changed back.) The children enjoyed eating toast and scrambled egg.


2nd half of the Autumn Term Week 1

We have had a good week back at school after half term.

In maths the children have been leaning  how to use simple number bonds to 10. For example, 1+9, 2+8 etc.

They have used a song called Farmer Pete to help them with this. The link is below.

In history we were learning about Guy Fawkes and why we now celebrate Bonfire Night.

The children made a traditional Bonfire Night cake called Parkin, which most children enjoyed eating.


Thank you to everyone who came to parents’ consultations on Wednesday. It was lovely to see so many parents attend.


Weeks 6-7

During this last week of the half term, the children have really enjoyed making rockets that they designed in Design and Technology. They were very creative and enjoyed working out how to make them stand up.



If you want to have a look at the Bug Club books over the holiday please log on to

Your child’s username is the first 4 letters of their first name and the first 4 letters of their surname with no space.

The password is hello and the school code is rlrp.

Have a lovely half term and we will see you on Monday 30th October 2017.


Weeks 1-5


We have been very busy this half term already and have really been loving our time in Year 1.

Have a look at some of the photographs of some of the things we have been up to so far.

We made some slime using all sorts of ingredients.

We made some delicious rock cakes.

We sorted objects according to their materials.

And of course we have really enjoyed learning about Neil Armstrong the first man on the Moon.


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