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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 to the final few weeks of your child’s time in Year One.  We hope you all had an enjoyable half term break. 

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



Our topic this half term is called ‘Let’s Go on a Safari’.

Please see our latest class newsletter for more information about our learning over the next few weeks.



Dates this half term

Monday 11th June         Year 1 Phonics Check begins

     School Book Fair, Aspirations Week

Thursday 14th June      Father’s Day afternoon in the hall

Friday 15th June           Dress-Down Day for Summer Fair


Wednesday 20th June   Beech and Pine Classes visit Zoo

Friday 29th June          Dress-Down day for Summer Fair


Thursday 5th  July       Sports Day

Friday 6th  July            Reserve Sports Day

Sunday 8th July            School Summer Fair

Week of 9th July         Behaviour, Attendance and

     Punctuality treats

Friday 13th July            End of year reports to parents

Monday 16th July          Children visit new classrooms

Friday 20th July            School closes at 2.30 pm

 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.



Summer 2 Newsletter

Summer 2 Topic Ideas for Home Learning


Summer 1 Topic Ideas for Home Learning

Summer 1 Newsletter


Spring 2 Topic Ideas for Home Learning

Spring 2 Newsletter


Spring 1 Topic Ideas for Home Learning

Spring 1 Newsletter


Autumn 2 Topic Ideas for Home Learning 

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Autumn 1 Newsletter