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Yr 1 - Brilliant Beeches

Summer 1 in Brilliant Beeches!

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

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We are so excited for another fun-filled half term in the Brilliant Beeches.

Our new topic is full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) which we hope will really engage the children!



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Literacy and Reading

We will be reading lots and lots of Fairy Tales; some traditional and some adpated versions that give alternative endings. We will try and understand that a Fairy Tale begins with 'Once Upon a Time...' and ends with 'they lived happily ever after'.  We will also be working hard to write our own Fairy Tale. 


Phase 5 phonics sounds we've learnt so far:


ay ai a_e

ee ea ie e_e

igh ie i i_e

oa oe ow o_e

ue oo ew u_e

oi oy


Phase 5 phonics sounds we're learning in Spring 2:


er ir ur

or aw au

ou ow

air ure ear

wh ph

ea (e spelled ea)


All these sounds can be re-capped at home with your children!





This half term we will begin to learn about fractions and how to make shapes into equal 1/2s and 1/4s.  We will continue to problem solve using all the skills we have learned so far this year.



P.E is still 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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