Puller Beech class page
Welcome to Beech Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Anna Marler (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Class Teacher: Mrs Alice MacLeod (Wednesday)
Class Teaching Assistants: Mrs Wilmot, Mrs Howard, Mrs Key
Summer Term Curriculum
Fiction - Fairy Stories
The children will read and explore fantastic versions of Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel. They will use puppets and masks to really get to know the stories and their characteristics. They will then retell or write a new version of a fairy tale of their choice.
Non Fiction - Letters
Letters are a great way to communicate! Whether it is sharing facts, asking for information or saying thank you, this unit teaches children the format of writing a letter or postcard. They will practice writing statements and asking questions to compose their own letter.
Poetry - Poems on a theme: The Sea
We will use Where the Forest Meets the Sea and poems by C Warren and A Shavick to describe emotions stimulated by poetry. Explore use of rhyme, adjectives and expanded noun phrases. We will study sentence structure including use of capital letters/question marks and then write our own poems.
Our Year 1/2 children learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes. Lively phonic books are closely matched to their increasing knowledge of phonics and 'tricky' words and, as they re-read the stories, their fluency increases. Along with a thought-provoking introduction, prompts for thinking out loud and discussion, children are helped to read with a storyteller's voice.
Maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer! Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths. Power Maths rejects the notion that some people simply 'can't do' maths. Instead, it develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools.
What Year 1 will be learning ...
What Year 2 will be learning...
In Science, we will be looking at Wild Weather and we will be learning how to present data and make our own weather forecast to present to the class. We will play shadow tag and create bar charts to record shadow length over time. Also, we will set up rain gauges to observe rainfall.
In History, we are looking at Great Inventions, with a focus on transport. We will be learning about the impact Orville and Wilbur Wright had on the history of aviation and then we will focus on the Rainhill Trials of Stephenson's Rocket.
In Geography, we will be focusing on Fieldwork, and developing our compass and map reading skills.
In RE this term, we will be looking at Islam. What do Muslims believe about the way the world was created? Who made the world and who should look after it? How does this compare to the Christian story of the Creation?
We will continue to follow the 1 Decision scheme, and Deedee will help the children explore relationships this term, including Bullying, Friendship and Body Language.
We are looking forward to getting back to singing and will be following the Charanga music scheme and learning 'The Friendship Song' by Joanna Mangona and Pete Readman. This ties in beautifully with this half term's school value of Friendship.
We will be continuing to learn Spanish and will be focusing on different fruits or la fruta!
We are looking at spreadsheets this term. To know what a spreadsheet looks like. To be able to navigate around them and enter data. To learn new vocabulary related to spreadsheets and be able to use the 'move cell' and 'lock' tools.
Art & Design
Art & Design
With our specialist art teacher Mrs Mackervoy, the children will develop a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, space and form.
In PE this term, the children will be playing cricket, rounders and taking part in athletics.
Home learning Summer 2021
Home learning expectations
Each week, every pupil is expected to read at least 10 minutes every day and this should be recorded in their reading record.
Times Tables Rockstars
Pupils should be logging into TT Rockstars for at least 10 mins, 3 times a week. Please note the expectations for pupils to be fluent by the end of the year are:
Year 1 : 2s, 5s and 10s
Year 2 : 2s, 3's, 5s and 10s (including division facts)
Simply click on the picture below to login.
Watch this short information video about school jam by clicking on the picture.
To use school jam you will need to download to a tablet or smart phone. You can do this by following these links:
School Jam - Apps on Google Play (Android)
The pupils login for School Jam is available in their red home learning books. They should log in weekly to complete their school jam tasks.