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Welcome to Beech Tree Class!


Beech Tree Class 2021 - 2022

A warm welcome to parents and children from

Beech Tree Class.


Thank you for visiting our class page.  Here you will find lots of information about the fun and exciting things we are learning! And as we are always very busy do visit this page often as we will be sharing all our amazing adventures.

Mrs Ferreira

Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2021


The Year 1 phonics screen will take place in the Summer Term. As you are probably aware all children in Year 1 have to take part in this. 

Please look below to learn more about the phonics screen and how you can help your child at home.

Click on the links bellow for more information.

What is the Phonics Screening check?

If you would like further information, please click here to see the Department for Education’s pdf on phonics and the phonics screening check.

Use these free activities to help your child to practise and get ready:

Useful links and information

Spring Curriculum Overview Year 1

Autumn Curriculum Overview Year 1

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What do you need to LOOK AFTER YOURSELF!

Thank you for LOVE IN A BOX!

MATHS is fun!

We are learning about Fiction and Non-Fiction books. We also looked at the different features of a Non-Fiction books.

Making MANDALAS using our school garden natural resources!

Celebrating Odd Socks day and EMBRACING our differences!

Children have created amazing pieces of art as part of their RE learning...

Thank you for HARVEST!

Today children started their lesson by playing the characters and emotions game. They had to follow the instructions and then in turn behave like one of the characters in the story of ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.  They then worked together in groups and explored adjectives. Children used the adjectives to create a character profile (described their character) using a ‘spider diagram’.

In Beech Tree Class we have been very busy creating our own Self-Portraits. Can you guess who we are?

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It's fun to learn about composting and all the different little creatures we might find! Children really enjoyed today's lesson and found some interesting bugs that help break down the organic matter in the compost pile.

In Science we have been learning about the Human Body. We have drawn and labelled our own Beech Tree Class Human Body!

We had some special visitors today. The police and the their trained dogs!

We worked together to group objects in different ways. We grouped them by colour, size and shape!

Our very first gardening lesson in Yeat 1! We collected seeds so that we can plant them next year. It was really interesting trying to recognize all the different seeds.

We really enjoyed getting to know each other a little better by sharing a few of our favourite things!

Beech Tree Class 2020 - 2021



This term we have enjoyed planting seeds and watching what grew in our school garden. We made a rainbow our of summer colours we found in our garden.

New Life in our school

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Mustard Seed Relief Mission

Love in a Box


Christmas can be a very hard and lonely time for some children. In our school children filled a shoebox with gifts  for either a boy or a girl and brought it into school. This shoebox is called Love in a Box and was collected by the Mustard Seed Relief Mission and will be delivered to under privileged children throughout Eastern Europe by Christmas morning.

Thank you for being so generous!


Working with laptops. Can we log in and out now?

In science we have been learning about Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish and Amphibians We used clay to make different animals!

Looking for signs of Autumn! We had so much FUN!

We learned about different trees in our school garden. We measured some tree trunks and we did some bark rubbings!

'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' - First we had FUN pretending to be the characters in the story then we worked in groups and worked hard to described them.

Learning how to add using a number line!

We are reading an AMAZING story: 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' by Ronda and David Armitage. Today we worked in groups and acted out this story!

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What did you bring for Harvest time! Children donated biscuits, teabags, coffee, tinned food and other foods to donated to local charity food bank.

In RE children are learning to recognise the symbols used during the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Today children dressed the altar in our school Chapel

Number Bonds to 5 and to 10!

Acting out the story of 'The Extraordinary Gardener' by Sam Boughton

Looking for bugs in our School Garden!

Labeling animals!

Counting backwards from 10!

We learnt what labels are and we labeled our classroom!

In Geography we created a 3D Beech Tree Class using lego!

Visiting our School Chapel!

Maths is fun! We were learning about 'Greater than' and 'Less than'.

We have been Learning about Riddles and today we played a special game: 'Guess the object!'

We loved talking about us and our favorite things!

Beech Tree Class 2019 - 2020



Look at the Home Learning Y1 page for activities for the children to do while the school is closed.


One week later and look at our beans! They have germinated!

Gardening - getting the flower beds readdy!

Mother's Day Cards! We have drawn our Mother's portrait and then got inspired on Mondrian to make hearts and flowers. What a great result!

We had some special visitors in our school!

Learning about weight! We used different objects and scales to see which objects were heavier and lighter.

We have planted our beans! Now we have to keep observing them to see how they germinate, develop and grow into a plant!

The Science Dome visited our school. We learnt so much about our planets, the weather and the water circle. Did you know that we may be drinking the same water dinosaurs drank?

Wonderful Artists with Wonderful Minds!

Making Wind Vanes!

World Book Day celebrations!

Science today was amazing!! We created bark rubbings and measured the tree trunks of the different trees in our garden! Which one had the largest trunk?

In Religious Education we have been learning about Moses and what makes a good leader. This is our class poster of Moses leading his people out of Egypt. Great work Beech Tree Class!!

The Air Quality Team came back. Together with the School Council they shared the results of their findings. Is our School Air Clean or Polluted?

May your Ash Wednesday be a time of reflection and promise.

Physical Activity is fuel for the brain!! We really enjoy our PE lessons!

In Geography we have been learning about the Wonderful Weather! We brought some of our favourite clothes and we sorted them: '"What can we wear when it's raining?" "And when it's really hot?"

Looking for signs of Winter! What did we find?

Being plant detectives! What new things did we learn?

How can we raise money this Lent to help those who have less than us? A visit from the Catholic Children's Society.

Looking at Non-Fiction features!

The image Theater brought the 'Reluctant Dragon' to our school. Even the children took part in this amazing adventure!!!

Creating graphs in ICT! "How many birds did we see?"

Bird Watch Week! We had so much FUN!!

100% Attendance Assembly!!! Well done Beech Tree Class for the Best Punctuality!!!

Leaning how to represent tens and ones!

This morning - 10th January, we had a fantastic assembly on air quality and pollution.

The school led by the School Council will be monitoring  diffusion tubes placed around our school so that children can measure the air quality around our school . Will it be CLEAN or POLLUTED?

Happy New Year and welcome back to school to all the Children and Parents from Beech Tree Class.

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and are now looking forward to a happy and healthy 2020 full of exciting learning.

Phonics Workshop for Parents - January 2020


The Year 1 phonics screen will take place sometime in the Summer term. As you are probably aware all children in Year 1 have to take part in this. 

Please look below to learn more about the phonics screen and how you can help your child at home.

Click on the links bellow for more information.

What is the Phonics Screening check?

If you would like further information, please click here to see the Department for Education’s pdf on phonics and the phonics screening check.

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Party time before our Christmas break! Father Christmas visit and Our Class party...

What a fantastic performance Beech Tree Class! Year 1 Nativity Play: 'The Gift'.

Children made lovely candle holders using glass jars, glue, glitter and a little evergreen branch from our garden.

Using Laptops to create leaflets on 'How to take care of our pets'.

Making Christmas tree decorations!

Children designed and made their own Christmas cards using 2D shapes. They are all unique!

Looking at deciduous and evergreen trees and raking leaves in our school garden...

We used Clay to make different animals as part of our science leaning! We have been learning about Reptiles, Mammals, Birds, Fish and Amphibians.

Preparing our Advent Wreath!

In History we are learning about Our School Then and Now! We have found so many old artefacts that were used in our school a long time ago...

Learning about 2D and 3D shapes...

Odd Socks Day!

To celebrate NO PENS Wednesday! Children had to use their imagination using a piece of paper and no pens to create whatever they wanted. Their ideas were amazing!

To celebrate Remembrance Day children made their own poppies!

Planting new seeds!!

Power of ONE came to our school and explained to the children what bullying is, what can be done about it and how every child has the power to STOP IT!

Celebrating Halloween!!!!!

We are now reading an excellent book called 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch' by David and Ronda Armitage. We have started our learning by acting out the story.

Counting and adding objects outside...

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It has been a really exciting start of the new school year. We have been really busy in this first few weeks and lots of amazing learning has been happening. 

Spud and Yam!! On Friday the 11th of October Spud and Yam came to perform for and with the boys and girls at our school.It was a fantastic performance. Beech Tree Class had an amazing time singing along African songs and also playing some instruments.

In Religious Education we have been learning about God's Creation. The Bible says: 'God looked at everything he had made, and it was very good.'