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Beech (Y1)

Term 5 Week 4 (10th - 14th May)

Over the course of this term, we are using books written by the wonderful author Julia Donaldson to create some great writing opportunities in English. This week we have shared the lovely story of Tiddler, the story telling fish. We have been using our phonics to write labels and captions for lots of things we could see in the illustrations of the story. We even noticed some other Julia Donaldson book characters were hiding in the story too!

In maths we have been practising our counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, using resources such as Numicon and bead strings to help us. We have songs and actions to go with each too, ask your children to show you.

Our sunflowers are thriving and will be coming home with your children next week as they will soon need some more space to grow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Term 5 Week 3

We have had a busy week of learning in Beech Class this week. Our week began with a surprise appearance and a letter from the ladybird from this weeks story, ‘What the ladybird heard’. We then became detectives to report back to the ladybird about some missing clothes and mischievous animals on the farm. In maths, we have been using various methods to explore number bonds within 10 and finding out how these will be a great foundation in helping us to solve larger number problems. We have planted some seeds in Science, I wonder if your children can remember the name of the seed? We will be observing changes to our seeds over the next few weeks before finally bringing them home so our families can enjoy watching them grow too. Have a lovely weekend.

Classroom pictures

Welcome to Beech Class.


Hello my name is Mrs Steele and I am the teacher in Beech class.

I have been working at CPS for 8 years and love the school because everyone is so friendly, caring and supportive. I even came to the school as a child too! I enjoy going for walks, cycling, spending  time with family and friends and reading - I can't wait to share some of my favourite children's stories with you this year. My favourite colours are purple and blue. 


I have 3 children, they are in year 5 and year 9. We also have a very fluffy and friendly dog called Holly, she is a Cavachon who likes walks but is not so keen on cats.


Other adults that work in our class are:

Mrs Woodham-Davies - Key Stage 1 Cover Supervisor

Mrs Russell – Teaching Assistant


Learning in Year 1 is hands on and exciting - with lots of new knowledge to develop but also new skills to learn. Joining in is vital and helping others is a great thing to do - we can all help and support one another. We will continue to build on the fantastic foundations that you will have developed in reception. We will have a combination of some whole class learning, some smaller group learning, as well as plenty of time for independent learning and exploration within our indoors and outdoors environment. We will be developing your wonderful knowledge of phonics to help us to become confident readers and independent writers.


You will need to bring the following into school each day: Book Bag, Water Bottle and Lunchbox, if you will be having home packed lunches. The following will be needed depending on the weather: Sun cream, coat, wellies, hats and gloves.


Please could your child’s belongings be clearly labelled with their name – Thank you.


Please be aware that we will not be expecting children to change into PE kits so they will be coming into school in their PE kits - Wednesday is our PE day.


See you soon


Mrs Steele