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Beech - Year 1


              Mrs Linarez                           Mrs Houghton                          Ms Brierley                            Mrs Newton       

                   Teacher                          Teaching Assistant                  Teaching Assistant                Teaching Assistant   



Hello and welcome to Beech.

Children learn through a mixture of focused adult-led activities and child-initiated activities within our classroom learning areas.

Each area has targets for the children to work at and develop their own skills.

We hope that your child enjoys their time with us and we look forward to working alongside you as they learn and develop.  

Class News

Welcome back after the half term break. We hope the children are feeling refreshed and ready for a busy and exciting half term. 

If you have any questions regarding school matters, please just ask !



Our topic this half term is called ‘’Where the Wild Things Are’.

As well as studying the famous story of the same name, we will be learning about woodland habitats and the animals and plants that live there.

Please see our latest class newsletter for more information about our learning this half term.



Dates this half term

Monday 7th November    - School Diversity Week starts
Friday 17th November    - Children in Need & Anti-Bullying                                             Day
Friday 24th November    - Non-uniform Day 
Tuesday 28th November - EYFS/KS1 Christmas Production 
Wed. 29th November      - EYFS/KS1 Christmas Production 
Friday 1st December       - Non-uniform Day 
Friday 8th December      - PTA Christmas Fair 
Tuesday 12th December  - School Pantomime Trip 
Thursday 14th December - Children’s Christmas Dinner
14th & 15th December     - Breakfast with Santa (8am)
Monday 18th December    - EYFS and KS1 Christmas Party 
Wednesday 20th December - School Carol Service
Wednesday 20th December -Term ends at 2.30 pm
Thursday 4th January 2018 - School opens at 8.50 am

 Home Reading


Please aim to read with your child at least three times each week and sign his/her reading diary. Please practise blending simple words and recognising tricky words.

Encouraging your child to read the book a second time and discussing the events will consolidate his/her fluency and understanding.

We will change books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.



In our phonics sessions we practise reading both     real words and pseudo words (nonsense words). Please click the links below for lists of nonsense words which use the phonic sounds we will be practising in school this year.

Alien word list 1

Alien word list 2

Alien word list 3



Letters and Timetables

Please click on the links below.


Autumn 2 Newsletter

Autumn 2 Topic Ideas for Home Learning 

Autumn 1 Newsletter