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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:


Image result for The Wonder Faye Hanson


In topic this half-term we are learning all about Celebrations.   During Literacy we will be reading The Wonder by Faye Hanson and Once UPon a Memory by Nina Laden. In Science we will be looking at different materials and using great words to describe them.  In Art we will learn about Vincent Van Gogh and have a go at recreating his picture 'Stary Night'.


In maths we will be reading and writing numbers to 20 and also looking at shape and position. We will try to match the numbers to the words and complete addition and subtraction sums.

In Super Hero Maths we are going to try really hard to defeat 'The Flash'.





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 materials can you see in your house?


Draw a picture of your favourite toy. What material is it made from? What words would you use to describe it?


Bake some Christmas cookies. (Don’t forget to send one in for Mrs Rowe and one for Miss Newman!)

Maths Tasks

Measure the length of different ribbons.


Go on a shape hunt and make a tally chart to show how many you found.



Draw, collage or paint a Snow scene.


Make a memory box to show what is important to you as a family and what you like to celebrate.

Research and Computing

Visit the BBC website to learn more about Diwali.





P.E will now be on a Thursday.

 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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