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Autumn 1 in Brilliant Beeches!

Mrs Rowe, Mrs Aikman, Miss Bacon and Mr Strachan welcome you to BRILLIANT BEECHES.

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Our Topic this term is:


In maths we will be learning about Numbers and Place Value.  We will be reading and writing numbers to 20 and looking at which numbers are next to each other.  We will try to match the numbers to the words and complete simple addition and subtraction sums.



In topic this half-term we are learning all about Woodlands and Trees.   During Literacy we will be reading many stories, including Stick Man, Owl Babies and Superworm and having a go at writing our own stick stories.  We have already started making Fairy and Elf houses, which can be seen in our reading area and we will be trying to construct our own trees! We will be learning the different parts of a tree and using leaves and twigs to print and write with just like the artist William Morris.  We will try to recreate some of his prints and create some of our own.




Here are some creative tasks for you to do with your child over the next few weeks. You can choose which tasks you would like to complete and how many. We would just like you to have some fun learning together.

Scientific Tasks

How many different plants can you spot in your garden? Draw some pictures to record this.


Can you create a den? Take a photo or draw a picture of it and label the materials you used.


Plant a seed and see what happens to it. Keep a seed diary to let us know how it changes and grows.

Maths Tasks

Measure the length and height of flowers, trees, bushes, twigs and leaves in your garden or at the park. Record your results.


Visit your local park. Can you create a chart to tell us about the things you see? Birds, squirrels, types of flowers, types of tree etc.



Draw, collage or paint a woodland scene.


Make a home for a character from the Stick Man or Owl Babies stories. Take a photograph or bring it in a shoebox to show the class.

Research and Computing

Visit the BBC website to learn more about the woodland habitats.

Make notes about what interesting things you discover.


Choose a woodland creature. Can you create a fact file about it?

  1. Can you describe it?
  2. Where does it live?
  3. What does it like to eat?


P.E will be on a Tuesday.

 Please ensure your child has a correct P.E. kit in school so that we can do PE outside in the lovely summer weather (white t-shirt, black shorts and sport shoes).

If your child wears earrings is it important they can remove them themselves or you do it in the morning please.  We cannot put plasters over earrings.



Please can you make sure you read with your child at least three times a week and write it in their reading journal to help towards their 'Red-Ted' award. Diaries will be checked for RED TED on a Thursday.  Look out for Billy and Bettie Bookworm who will start appearing soon.  If your child finds either bookworm and returns it to school after they have completed their 3 reads they can earn an extra prize.

Let's see who can earn their RED TED TEDDY first!

Finally, please remember to always..


It is important to follow our Golden Rules any time, any place, any where.  We like to be PROUD of our children so look out for Marvellous Me's coming when your children have been BRILLIANT.


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