Welcome to Beech Class!

Summer 1!


This term our topic is:

'Our Wonderful World!'

This is a super exciting topic in which will be exploring hot and cold countries and learning all about other cultures!


In English, we will begin to learn about stories from other cultures using books such as Handa's Surprise and Mama Panya's Pancakes. We will use these stories to help us understand and learn about cultures from around the world through the use of story language. 



In Geography, we will start by capping the 4 countries of the United Kingdom. We will also be recapping settlements. We will then be boarding our very own Beech Class plane and start take off to other hot and cold countries around the world! We will be able to locate the equator and North and South Poles on a map and then move on to features of hot and cold countries.



In Science,  We will revisit animals and their structures, and we will be able to group and understand animals which live in hot and cold places. We will also be continuing our ongoing Longitudinal Study of the changes of a seasonal tree, and will look at the changes of our Winter tree as Spring is upon us. We will also continue to observe the weather and how this may or may not change throughout the seasons. 


In PHSE,  We will begin to explore the wider world, such as understanding money and inspiring careers, changes to our bodies and feelings. We will also learn how we can become a helpful and responsible citizen, both within our own communities and how we can care and understand issues within the wider world.


In Art, we will be exploring a famous artist from other cultures. We will use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share our own ideas.


In DT, will be using the knowledge we have learnt about other cultures to prepare food from another country!



Multiplication and Division - To solve one step problems involving multiplication and division by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays. 

Fractions - To recognise, find and name a half, and a quarter of an object, shape and quantity. 

Number and place value - To count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals. To identify one more and one less than any given number. To identify ten more and ten less than any given number. To begin to recognise the place value of numbers beyond 20. 

Time - To tell the time to the hound half past the hour. To draw the hand on a clock face to show these times.



Following the Prime Minster's accountment of a National Lockdown, this half term we will now be working online using Seesaw and Zoom, Please ensure you have your passwords ready at home for Seesaw, Purple Mash, Oxford Owl and PhonicsPlay as we will be using these support our learning. You will find links for each of these websites below. 

Please check Seesaw daily for tasks to complete following our Zoom sessions. You will find the link for Zoom on Seesaw. 





Oxford Owl






Thank you for your support :) 

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 Welcome to the Autumn Term Beech Class! I am your new class teacher Miss Dexter :)


All the boys and girls in Beech class have already settled in nicely and are happily getting on with their learning in Year 1! I am looking forward to producing beautiful work with you all. 


As we settle back into school we will be reading 'The Colour Monster' which is all about a little monster who will help us to learn and understand  our different feelings and emotions. He will help us to reflect on how we coped with our big emotions over the holidays and how we can begin to feel calm and happy back at school.


We will also be learning about our senses this term. We will go on walks around the school grounds and use our learning of senses to describe the weather and the seasons and record our findings.


This term we will be also be revisiting some of our core learning from Reception and I have included a list of websites that you may find helpful below.





Miss Dexter


Reading Books


In Autumn Term children will have regular Guided Reading and Individual Reading sessions in class.


Reading books will go home on Monday. The children will keep the book until Thursday when they will hand it back in. A new book will then go home the following Monday.
Children will need to have 3 good reads of the reading book each week. Please sign the reading record each time your child reads and any comments you would like to add.
However children will still have access to various reading books available online via the Oxford Owl website below.




Homework will go out on a Friday and uploaded to Seesaw. Children will be given a password to access the homework online and will have lots of practice accessing their learning in class.




PE lessons will be on Monday and Tuesday afternoons



Useful links




Chester Zoo virtual tour (begins at 10) with various feeding times throughout the day: https://www.youtube.com/c/chesterzoo/live


David Walliams has uploaded different free stories for you to listen to. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/


Lots of different science experiments for you to watch. (She goes live at 11am every day) https://www.youtube.com/user/maddiemoate/videos?app=desktop


On amazon you can look at lots of different stories for free!