Welcome to Beech Class

Mr Chris Wightman and Mrs Mel Herron are pleased to welcome you to Beech Class ! 

Teaching and Learning is supported by Mrs Nicola Booth and Mrs Laura Bennett. We are a mixed Year 1 and 2 class with a engaging indoor and outdoor environment enabling children to continue their learning journey through the Foundation Stage and into Key Stage 1. Our learning takes place through practical, fun activities and experiences ask us about our weekly challenges and choices.

Learning in Beech Class

Beech, Ash and Hazel Classes take our children through Key Stage 1. Our Year 1 children begin a new journey through school, and our Year 2 children continue to build upon their growing skill set. 

Our aim is for the children to become ‘Ready, Willing and Able' in 'themselves, in their school and in their world', by fostering each child's resilience, curiosity and independent learning. We have a passionate team of staff ready to help each child achieve these goals, all of whom share the belief that our young learners need to access their education in an age appropriate way.

The three classes share the same friendly and accessible characters to help children talk about their learning. They are: Paddington 'the Explorer',  'Keep Trying' Kipper, and Percy ‘the Problem Solver’. See if you can catch your children learning like Paddington, Kipper or Percy at home! If you would like to find out more, please come and look at our working walls or at your child's digital journal on Seesaw.

Spring 2020: Investigators

Term Focus: Goals and Dreams/Healthy Me

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

In Ash, Hazel and Beech we will be helping The Go Jetters to find out about places around the world and famous people who have visited those places. How did they get there? Does it look the same now as when they visited? What plants and animals live there?

We are planning an exciting visit for the end of term to complete our learning, as well as a very special Christmas production. Later in the term we will be holding a parent’s information session about  phonics and the end of Year 1 Phonics test.

More details will follow in due course.

Reading at Home

Reading at home is known to have a positive effect on children’s reading progress. To support your child we kindly ask that you read a minimum of three times a week at home. This doesn’t need to be a long session, little and often is best. Each week your child’s reading record will be collected in and they can collect awards for reading regularly, the first is given after four weeks of ‘three reads’. These awards are supported by our ‘Captain Bookworm’ character. Ask your child or class teacher for more information