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Welcome to Beech Tree Class!

2019 - 2020

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

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


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.'

Learning about the different trees in our school garden. We had so much fun doing Bark Rubbings!

In English we have been learning about a very special story called 'The Extraordinary Gardener' by Sam Boughton. Children have linked this story to our school garden and they came up with their own story based on the original story.

In Maths we have used food to learn how to share equally with our friends.

Looking for different animals in our school garden!

Learning how to play chess with Mr Weeks. Really EXCITING!!

Learning about 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to'.

Learning about our SENSES in our school garden.

In Maths we have been grouping objects and writing how many we have in each group.

We really enjoyed describing the setting and making big pictures. This work was based on the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker

Using Vegetables and Fruit to create our RE book covers!

Beech Tree Class 2018 - 2019

Useful links and information

Welcome back to a new school term!

I hope everyone had a peaceful and relaxing Easter break and that you are all ready to start a new term with lots of exciting and refreshing learning.


The Year 1 phonics screen will take place this 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:

We have been working on our Easter poster all week. We have finally finished them and we want to share with you the true message of Easter.

Our School May Procession...

In RE today we acted out the story of the Ascension.

Keeping fit is fun!


As part of our PE lessons and keeping healthy we have been learning how to bounce on a trampoline. Apart from being great fun it will also helps us to keep fit and healthy.


Upon returning to school after Easter, we were so lucky to have welcomed the eggs into our school. It has been an exciting opportunity for the children to see the chicks hatch and also amazing for them to have had this opportunity. They have been closely watching and making scientific observations on how the chicks are growing  and changing...


In Geography we have been leaning about the United Kingdom and its Regions. Children worked in groups and made these fantastic posters.

What an exciting adventure on the Life Bus!

As part of our PSHE lessons, we had a visit from the Life Bus where Sarah, together with Harold the giraffe and his friends, taught us all about 'My Wonderful Body', being healthy and keeping fit. We also learnt that it is OK to say sorry when you and your friend have a fight.

Preparing for a very successful plant sale!

Easter is here!


Working hard in our school garden!

Science Week!

Maths learning on our new Interactive Boards!

After our fantastic trip to the London SEA LIFE Aquarium we continued our learning about the underwater world back in school.  We were so inspired by the sharks, seahorses, jellyfish and all other ocean creatures that we saw that we made some delightful clay creatures in out D&T lessons.

Science Dome!

In English we have been learning to write instructions using imperative verbs and time conjunctions, to make our very own Wild Thing sock puppets, inspired by the book "Where the Wild Things are". Look how amazing our terrifying Wild Thing puppets are!

On World Book Day we read our exceptional Little Red Riding Hood stories to Apple Tree Nursery children!

Amazing Bird Art during Big Birdwatch week!



Snow! Snow! Snow!





In English, this term we are writing our own version of Little Red Riding Hood. We have been learning to use interesting adjectives to describe the characters and setting of our own story. Once the stories are finished children will be reading them to the Nursery children.




In Maths we have been learning about Adding and Subtracting two numbers and solving simple word problems. We have, also, been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a shape hunt around our school garden  and were looking at our local environment and identified some 2D and 3D shapes. 





In History we have been learning about how houses have changed through time. At the end of the topic we are going to create our rooms, in the 'olden days' style, using recycled shoe boxes. Later on we are going to compare these to 'modern day' rooms.


In Science, our topic is 'Materials'. Children have been looking at different materials and how they are used to make different objects. In our Gardening lessons children have classified materials as 'natural' or 'man-made'.


The children have been working so hard in all areas and should be extremely proud. Keep up the terrific work Beech Tree class!


Mrs Ferreira