Welcome to Beech Class. We are a mixed Year 1 and 2 Class. Our teachers are Mrs Smith, Mrs Jordan and Mrs Green, supported by Mrs Lavender.
Throughout Spring Term in Beech Class we will be learning about space and explorers in space which links to our History question ‘What is Out There?’
We will be reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction books in English linked to space and aliens. We will be using our comprehension skills to predict and answer focused questions about given texts.
During art we will be designing and making planets, focusing on colour mixing and looking at the artist Damien Hurst. In Science we will be exploring animals and their life cycles followed by plants, where the children will need to identify and name a range of common plants.
In computing the children will be exploring basic algorithms and how to debug simple programs. We will be using BeeBots to support this.
Spelling test is Monday.
Number bonds/times tables test is Tuesday.
PE is on Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday we would like the children to come to school in their uniforms and bring their PE kits with them to change into. On Friday, we would like the children to come to school in their PE kits.
Curriculum Overview Spring 2022
The Gingerbread Man
Beech Class have been exploring traditional tales. We have enjoyed reading and retelling ‘The Gingerbread Man’. The children spotted the repeating text and lots of features we see in stories. We made our own ginger people biscuits together. The children worked well as a team and used their maths skills to weigh and count how many biscuits they had made. Everyone followed and orally rehearsed the instructions so we didn’t forget any ingredients. They practiced using imperative verbs (bossy verbs) to tell their friends what to do next. Most importantly the verdict was “They are deilicious!”
Click here to see Beech Class making cars and the finished designs. The children used their own designs to make a model of a moving vehicle. Our model cars had axles and wheels to make them move.