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Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class!

Welcome back to Beech class for the Summer Term

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We hope that you all had a lovely Easter break and are ready for an exciting and busy final term of this school year J


This term’s focus is on Science and we'll be thinking all about what's 'At the Bottom of the Garden'. During this term, we're looking forward to planting seeds and looking after them and watching them grow, getting outdoors to learn about the plants growing around us and even planting out our seedlings as they grow.


We have already enjoyed planting seeds and beans and we've started watching them carefully as they grow.

Here's what we'll be learning about in our other subjects:

History: Changes in our countryside and how over the last century farming and equipment have changed dramatically.


Geography: Developing our field work skills to collect information about our local environment and map what we have found. We will focus our learning on North Walsham. Perhaps you have some old maps that we could use in our learning that you could lend us?


I.C.T: Creating posters to create posters that contain different sized font and colour.


Art: We will be learning about Vincent Van Gogh and using his paintings to influence our own pieces and develop related skills. Do you have a favourite Van Gogh painting that you can show your child and discuss?


Design Technology: We will be researching different bird feeders and then designing and making our own using a range of materials. Do birds visit your garden? What could you feed them?


Music: We will focus on 'The Firebird - suite' (1911 Finale) by Igor Stravinsky.


R.E.: We'll be learning about figures who have an influence on others locally, nationally and globally in religions and worldviews, and why. We will learn about important religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammed, Elijah, David.


Spanish: We will continue to learn about Spain and learn some basic phrases.


P.S.H.E.: Money, money, money! We'll be learning all about money; spending money, and saving money. 


P.E.: This term, with the the weather improving, we will enjoy outdoor PE sessions for Year 1. Year 2 will be swimming on Monday afternoons. We will also enjoy learning dance with a dance coach this term.


This term, Year 1 will have outdoor PE on a Monday afternoon and Year 2 will be swimming on Mondays. Please do make sure that your child has an outdoor PE kit, suitable for the weather. As the weather improves, you will need a cap or hat for your child to keep in their PE bag to use in lessons.

Your child will also need their indoor PE kit for Fridays for the dance sessions.

If your child does have earrings, they must be able to take these out, or have their own tape to cover them up for PE lessons. Long hair must be tied up, especially for PE.



Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday.


Every Monday, the children in Mrs Ashby and Ms Barratt's English group will be tested on their spellings, so please do help them to practice these spellings so that they are ready and feeling confident for the test on Monday.


The Year 1 children have been working hard on their key words and their phonics, they will be checked in school each week too. Please continue to support your child with their phonics and key words as the Year 1 phonics test will be this term.


Please continue to support your child with their homework and encourage them to regularly read their book at least 3-4 times a week. Please make sure that your child reads their book twice before handing it in, by placing it in the basket to be changed. By reading it twice, your child will really develop their understanding and sight words.


Any questions or queries you may have please come and talk to

Mrs Crosswell or Mrs Sorensen at the beginning or end of the day.


Appointments can also be made through the school office

Mrs Crosswell (Mon-Tue) and Mrs Sorensen (Wed-Fri)


We are the champions.......... On Wednesday 20th June our Year 3 and 4 Athletics Team became the Quadkids Athletics Champions of Norfolk...........Well done everyone..........We are very proud of you.........Another trophy in the Millfield trophy cabinet!......