Welcome to brilliant beech!
Teacher: Mrs Catterson
mornings - Mrs Mason
afternoons - Mrs Meadowcroft
Please click here to view the Year 1 Curriculum (click)
Autumn one: Awesome Animals
Autumn two: Who Am I? / Celebrations
Spring one: Fire Fire!
Spring two: Material Detectives
Summer one: Blooming Britain
Summer two: Blast off
Make sure the office have your most up to date details as we will be communicating with you via Dojo and Parentmail.
If you are not signed up on Dojo yet please let us know via email or phone call to the office so that we can send you login details.
This is the best way to keep up to date with all the latest information from school.
Please keep an eye on the website as it will be updated with information and photos as the year goes on.
Reading diaries - should be brought in every day and home reading will be counted weekly.
P.E. kits - sessions will be every Tuesday and Thursday and children should arrive at school in their kits and
remain in these all day. Correct P.E. kit should be worn. Details of correct kit is found in your reading diaries.
The following links and videos can support your child in learning their times tables. In Brilliant Beech we are focusing on our 2's, 5's and 10's!
BBC super movers times tables:
FIRE! FIRE! Year 1 have loved the start of our new topic; The Great Fire Of London and have enjoyed creating their own Tudor houses, fire art and learning the historical facts.
Follow the link below to access a Great Fire of London game to play with your child......
Brilliant Beech enjoyed buddying up with Heroic Hawthorn for some reading time together!
This year at Coppice Farm, we now have 2 ways to track and record our reading progress.
We will still be counting the 4 reads recorded in the reading diaries each week as usual and this will count towards our class percentage.
We now have our 'Read a Rainbow' reading challenge - this is an individual tracker where children's individual reads will be counted at their own pace.
Along the way, children are able to earn certificates for 10 reads, 25 reads, 50 reads, 75 reads, 100 reads, 150 reads until they reach the pot of gold at the end when 200 reads have been counted.
This will be counted each week (7 reads max a week) and children will be moved along the class reading track.
Please ensure that children are reading at least 4 times a week. This needs to be noted in their reading diaries and signed by an adult.
Rewards will still be given at the end of each half term for children who are reading 4 times or more each week.
Reading diaries will be checked every Friday morning.
Please refer to Dojo for further information about Reading Diaries (Mrs Quarless-McGee has recorded a video to explain it).
Forest school will take place once a week in our designated Forest School area!
This session gives the children the opportunity to explore the natural the environment around them.
In order for children to make the most out of their sessions, please ensure they arrive to school with the correct kit (refer to Reading Diaries)
The children WILL get muddy.
We aim to head out into Forest School in all weathers so please make sure children have the appropriate kit.
The most important homework is to read at least 4 times every week.
Alongside this I would like children to be practising their keys skills - Year One Words, Phonics and Maths.
There is a homework overview on Dojo and in the children's bags each half term.
PHONICS SCREEN: This will be held in the first 2 weeks in June so please ensure your child is in school.
More information about the phonics screen will follow, closer to the time.
Some Useful Websites to support learning:
www.phonicsbloom.com (Start at Phase 2 and Phase 3 games)
These are the End of Year Objectives - for your information.
Maths and reading targets are stuck into Reading Diaries as and when needed throughout the year.