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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.

Teacher - Mrs Ferreira

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Cichy

Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2021

!!IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!

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
MATHS

Dicken's Museum

Today, we were taken back in time in a wonderful online visit to the Dicken's Museum.

This museum was Dickens’s London home from 1837-1839. He moved there with his wife Catherine and their eldest son Charlie.

As part of our History topic 'Homes from the Past', children looked at all the rooms in the house and they learnt what the family used the rooms for.

Children were very curious and asked lots of interesting questions about life in the house in the past.

Geography Homework - Capital City of England

Landmark Project

 

Year 1 children were asked to create a 2D or 3D representation of a landmark fro the capital city of England as part of their Geography learning. The children went above and beyond and created spectacular famous landmarks that can be found in London.

GREEN UP YOUR ACT

 

To enhance learning in Science and PSHE, the children took part in a workshop focusing on green issues and recycling at home, school and in a global context. They learned how to turn discarded materials into useful products to reduce waste and help protect the environment.

Art Week and One World Week

 

This week, we have been celebrating creativity and diversity through art, poetry, dance and music. We have been expressing ourselves through  different forms of art and enjoyed dances from around the world with Lil J from Pineapple Dance Studio.

Celebrating the Queen's Jubilee

 

 Our school was transformed into Buckingham Palace. We all dressed up as royalty to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! We had a garden party were we enjoyed some delicious snacks!

What a lovely way to end the half term.

In Beech Tree Class children have been learning about instructions.

Today children, had to work in teams and follow the instructions on how to make a paper plane. 

winkOur planes turned out amazing!wink

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We saw 6 ducklings hatch from an incubator and we got the chance to see them grow, swim and walk around.  

We were very lucky because we got to hold them in our hands. 

We have also made some great observations as part of our Science learning!

In Science this half term we are learning about MATERIALS!

Children made some wonderful Easter Gardens for homework!

In Maths we have been learning about making different equal groups so we had a Teddy Bear's Picnic.

Learning Maths is fun!

This Half-Term in Art we are learning about Andy Goldsworthy and the way he uses natural materials in his art projects. Look at our amazing pieces of art!

On the 4th of May Beech Tree Class had a very special visit from the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Lia Colacicco. She presented Beech Tree Class with a very special plaque as the Winners of the Brent Friends of the Earth Cop 26 Winning Poster.

Beech Tree Class also received a new tree for our school garden and Cllr Lia Colacicco as well as our special guest Dr Glenis Scadding helped us to plant it. 

In English we have been learning how to write instructions on how to make a 'Rascally Cake'. Children made a 'Rascally Cake' using different 'disgusting ingredients'. Then they wrote their own instructions on how to make a 'Rascally Cake'. 

cheekyIt was simply 'RASCALLY'!!cheeky

In Geography we are learning about the United Kingdom and the four countries that make it up. We looked at a map of the United Kingdom and discussed what parts were England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We shared and discussed interesting facts about each country; the capital cities, flags, Patron Saints, the national flower and important landscapes. After, we designed a poster in small groups each one looking at one country.

In English we have been learning how to make a ghastly poem based on the book "The Rascally Cake"! Have a read of some of our 'GHASTLY' Poems!

Spring Curriculum Overview Year 1

During Science Week we had so much FUN!!!

Making Bottle Gardens - Terrariums

Mother's Day Act of Worship!

Taking Care of our Pet Snails!

Maths is FUN! How long is your snake?

Preparing the soil and planting seeds!

Learning about the Stations of the Cross in our School Chapel

From Lent To Easter

Ash Wednesday

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Drama Workshop

World Book Day

 

We had so much fun celebrating the World Book Day!

Our author was Anthony Brown.

Children designed their own book covers, wrote book reviews, visited the library and enjoyed reading books.

 

'The Sword in the Stone' Theater Perfomance

Researching about Whales using laptops!

Making Wind Vanes!

Children's Mental Health Week

 

In Chestnut tree class we have been focusing on this year's Children's Mental Health Week theme "GROWING TOGETHER". We had lots of class discussions throughout the week about how can we help people around us to grow: sharing, being kind, helping out, being patience...

 

We also did MINDFULNESS exercises to help ourselves calm down and relax our minds. Relaxing minds are healthy minds! "Belly Breathing" was our favourite one - we learned how to breath slowly with our belly so we try to keep our shoulders and chest still - that really helped calming our minds!

 

On Wednesday we became MENTAL HEALTH SCIENTISTS and we did a social experiment in class. We wanted to see how powerful KIND WORDS are and how much they affect our mood, therefore, our Mental Health. We sat in a circle and shared how were we feeling. After that, we took turns to tell each other kind words: "You are a lovely friend", "I love your hair", "Your handwriting is amazing", "Would you like to play with me?".

After sharing all these kind words, we asked ourselves the same question: How are we feeling?

We were so amazed to check that our mood improved significantly!! We all felt happier, more cheerful and excited. KIND WORDS ARE SO POWERFUL!

Reach for the Stars! Practicing for an amazing choreography!

Yoga is so relaxing!

All About Villains!

 

In Beech Tree Class we have been learning about some Traditional Tales Villains!

Children are working very hard to describe their characters. they will be writing a Non- chronological report about their chosen villain and started by organising their thoughts using a spidergram.

 

Number Day!

In Geography we have been learning about the different seasons and what clothes we should wear!

Bird Watch Week!!

So much fun during PE! GYMNASTICS are Amazing!

Pyjamas Day!

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

Gardening

 

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.

SCROLL DOWN FOR PHONICS RESOURCES AND INFORMATION!!!

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.