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'Strength in difference, together we are one, together we fly high'

Courage – I rise to a challenge and I am brave.

Friendship – I encourage others and build them up.

Trust – I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.

Respect – I treat others how I would like to be treated.


Welcome to Beech - Reception and Year One

Welcome to Beech Class!

This half-term we have been enjoying our topic 'Marvellous Me' in a range of creative ways. The children have painted wonderful self-portraits, and have shared what they are good at, and what makes them unique. The children have also been very brave sharing their 'All About Me' boxes; taking it in turns to talk about photographs of their families and objects which are special to them. The following table details our curriculum focus this term.



ReadingWe have been sharing a daily poem from the book 'This is the Seed that Grew the Tree', which supports our learning about seasonal change. We have even started to learn a few short poems to recite!
WritingWe are writing short sentences using the sounds we have learnt so far, using 'Fred Fingers' to sound out words.
MathsWe are subitising numbers within 5, and learning vocabulary to describe tall and short (tallest/shortest, taller, shorter). We have also used autumnal fruits to explore repeating patterns.


Year 1.

ReadingWe are taking part in 'paired reading', developing our fluency by re-reading our books. Reading books are being changed every three days. Please read as regularly as you can - a few minutes daily is recommended.
WritingUsing the text 'Grandad's Island' we are building sentences using 'amazing adjectives'.
MathsWe are looking at composition of number to 20.


In RE, we are learning the 'Creation Story'. We have created a display of our paintings of the 7 days of creation.

In Science, we are learning about the 7 life processes. 

In History we are learning about toys of the past. This includes games and toys that our parents and grandparents know.