Teacher - Miss L Neary

We are a fantastic class family of three adults and 27 wonderful pupils who love learning and having fun along the way!

Year 1 is an exciting year during which the children build upon the foundations of their learning from the EYFS and grow in confidence and ability.

Many of you will be aware that during the month of July, Year 1 complete the phonics test which is a Government requirement. Please do not worry about this as we will hold a meeting in the Spring term to explain what this involves. In the meantime however, please check out the 'Phonics play' website at home, which has a variety of fun activities your child will love to complete and will help to support their understanding of phonics.

Our themes this year will be:

There’s no place like home.


Under the sea.

Animal Kingdom.

One small step and…

Where in the world?

Within these themes, we weave learning that is history, geography, science, art, design and technology based. We take our learning outside the classroom as much as possible and create opportunities for children’s learning to be enhanced through trips out and visitors into school.

To help communicate between class and home, we have Class Dojo which allows parents and school to keep in touch and see what the children in class have been learning. Check this app regularly for updates and information to support your child’s learning at home.

We also use some amazing online resources to support your child’s learning. ‘Bug club’ for home reading, ‘Numbots’ for maths and ‘Charanga’ for music. Please check your child’s log in details and have fun learning at home.

We hope you enjoy looking at our photos, which I am sure you will agree, show lots of fun and happiness being had in our amazing class!


Since returning to school, everyone in Beech Class has been working really hard.


We have been enjoying travelling the world this week and have found out about Buckingham Palace and the Taj Mahal! I wonder if anyone can remember some facts to tell our families at home?

This week's stars of the week are Ethan and Oliver. Both boys have worked really hard this week, putting a lot of effort into their work and showing great attitudes to learning. Well done!



I am really proud of all of you Beech Class.


Remember our 3 school rules!












Beech Class Timetable

KS 1 Home learning grids.

In our Science lessons we have discussed what it would be like to lose our sense of hearing. We talked about how humans adapt to different situations and found out about Helen Keller who was deaf and blind. Then we were very clever and learned the alphabet using sign language! Check out this link from the Eureka website, which will allow you to practise at home!





Here are some helpful websites for you to access at home to support your learning.


Click here to access phonics play activities.               Click here to log on to the Charanga website                       


Click here to access Numbots.                       Click here to log onto Purple mash   



Click here to access BBC bitesize        Click here to watch some helpful videos from LPDS         Click here to access home readers





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