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Yr 1 - Brilliant Beeches

Summer 2 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 again full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) which we know your children love!



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Literacy and Reading

We will be reading lots of stories about the beach and the seaside and continuing to practise our writing through postcards and letters.  The children are doing really well learning all their phonics sounds and trying to apply them in their writing.  It is so important that you read with your child at least 3x a week so they have the chance to see the sounds they have learned in words.  This will really help both their reading and writing to progress and be ready for Year 2.


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

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 money, mass and capacity.  We will try and make the children's experiences in Maths as real as possible so it would be great if you could show real coins to your child and discuss what each of them are.  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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