Beech Newsletter 17-11-23

Another lovely week in Beech class. We can’t believe how fast the year is going. We have been working super hard practising the Christmas play. So proud of the children – they are really trying and the singing has been fabulous!

In Maths, we have been looking at recognising 4 and 5. We have been looking at how to make 4 and 5, how to subitise 4 and 5 and how to form the number 4 and 5. A lot of the children have also started to notice that 2+2 = 4 and 2+3=5. We have looked at the idea of number sentences.

Our book this week has been “Room on the Broom”. We have been busy drawing the witch, the animals and designing a super snazzy broom to get around! They have all drawn a fabulous dragon as well this week. The children have started to write CVC words independently like cat, dog, big and hat. Next week we are looking at the book “Stickman” – if possible can the children all bring in a stick on Monday/Tuesday so we can make our own Stickman family – thank you!!

Guided reading has been going really well this week. Can I please ask you to keep reading with the children at home. They need to read the book 3x a week in order for us to change it and have it noted in the yellow reading record. Next week some of the children will be bringing home a set of blending words and a list of CVC words to help them with their blending. Please encourage and support your children with this. Reading opens the door to the world 🌎.


We have had great fun looking at winter this week. It’s been lovely to hear all the things the children love about winter and the weather changing. We had a go at making snowflakes using PVA and glitter.

Was lovely to see them all dressed up in spots for Children in Need. Thank you for the support.

Congratulations to Nyah, who is the golden certificate winner! Nyah has been trying so hard with her blending and independent writing. She’s always been reading lots at home! Keep up the good work! Well done!

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Shadbolt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Millichamp.

Beech 20.10.23 – Newsletter.

Another week has flown by! Time really does fly when you’re having fun and we have lots of that in Beech class.

We have been busying segmenting and blending in phonics this week. Encouraging the children to segment each sound and then blend them back together to read the word. If you can also encourage your child to do this at home and write down you’ve done this in the reading diaries we would be super grateful!

In English we have looked at the story of ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The children have loved drawing naughty trolls, magic bridges and inventive ways to cross the poisonous river. The children are all trying so hard with pencil grip and letter formation. Very proud of their efforts this week.

In Maths we have been looking at 1,2 and 3. Seeing how they are made up, what things can be grouped into 1,2 and 3 and looked at varying representations of the numbers. We have started to subitise (The ability to look at a small number of objects and instantly recognise how many objects there are without needing to count). The children have all shown good subitising skills.

We have been celebrating Black History Month. This week we looked at Alma Thomas and Sir Frank Bowling (famous artists) – we looked at lots of their paintings and then had s go at recreating them. The children really enjoyed getting artistic and have shown great understanding of the different methods used.

Well done to Arlo who is our “Golden Certificate” winner this week.  Arlo goes above and beyond to be helpful in class, always tries his best and is really trying to segment and blend new words! Well done Arlo – well deserved this week.

Looking forward to seeing you at parents evening on Monday and Tuesday.

Have a nice weekend, let’s hope the rain stops and if not lots of splashing in puddles in wellies!
Miss Shadbolt, Mrs Kenny and Mrs Millichamp.

Phonics Resources for Home.

Beech (Reception), Chestnut (Year 1) and Elm (Year 2) are fully immersed into the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Phonics Scheme.

If you would like to purchase flashcards to support your child at home, they can be found at the following link:

Phonics Flashcards

There are also games and tips on how to use them here:

Phonics Games with Flashcards

Tapestry and PE


We have had a lovely first few days in Beech class.

Tapestry – All email addresses that were given on induction day have been added to the system and you should all receive an email. If you don’t or did not give your email address in, can you let me know so I can update and link.

PE- This will be on a Friday, can you please ensure your children are coming into school in their PE kit that day.

Many thanks,

Miss Shadbolt.