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Beech – Year 1

Welcome to Beech - Year 1!

Autumn Term

Beech class have settled well into the routines of Year 1. In maths, we have enjoyed learning about positional language, ordinal numbers and addition. In science, we have been exploring animals, where we matched the adults to their young, animals groups and herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. In PSHE, it was important to us to talk to our family and friends and we drew all the important people in our lives.


In English, we have been learning the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We created a story map, changed Jack into a superhero and even started to write a new story.  As a seen in the photo, the classes performed confidently to each other and they were excellent audiences.


Beech class love reading and using their imagination. They have particularly been enjoying a new addition of a castle and some story book characters in their reading corner. The children are excited to dig out characters from stories that they know and recreate them in front of the castle. It has be wonderful listening to the retelling of The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. Beech class also think it is fun to create their own stories and they think it is brilliant when different characters meet. It will be wonderful to see what they will create when the background and characters change throughout the year.


Spring Term

Beech and Chestnut had a wonderful day exploring what life was like during The Great Fire of London in 1666. On the day, the children took roles of the workers in the City of London, where they experienced the concerns of residents in the path of the fire. Roles included: Barber surgeon, Apothecary, Leather workers, Chandlers, Schoolhouse, Perfumer, Baker, Metal Worker, Seamstress and Weavers. They delighted in taking home all of the creations that they had made. Many of the children enjoyed pretending to pull the houses down with fire hooks to stop the fire from spreading. In the afternoon, the children demonstrated the events of the fire on a big map and then sifted through the ashes of the fire in an archaeological study. They tried to guess which shop the items they found came from. All of the children left school that day discussing their favourite parts and sharing their new knowledge of The Great Fire of London.



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