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Beech Class

Welcome to the Year 1 Class Page
Here, you can follow our learning journey throughout the year, both in and out of the classroom. We are looking forward to a busy and exciting year!
Autumn Term 1 2023
Our topic this half-term is 'Into the Woods', where we will be looking at seasonal changes and weather patterns, in Science, and map reading in Geography. Our main text, in English, is 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson.
Below, you can find our Autumn Newsletter, Year 1 Curriculum Overview and useful dates for the term.
Our First Week in Beech Class
We had lots of fun settling into Year 1 during our first week. We got to know our new teacher, teaching assistants and the  classroom. We were lucky enough to use the outside area too, as the weather was really sunny.
We also used the iPads to practise our number skills, on Numbots.
We worked on a challenge to develop our WWO skills. We had to see who could make the longest paper chain using only one piece of A4 paper. Everyone thought very carefully about the best way to cut it and, in the end, there were some extremely long chains!
Maths Investigation Day
During our whole school Maths Investigation Day, Beech Class worked on some sorting and pattern investigations. We had lots of fun using classroom equipment and natural materials from outside.
We investigated lots of different ways to sort objects. The categories used by the children were shape, size and colour. Some even sorted Numicon into odd and even numbers. 
We also discussed repeating patterns and investigated ways of using natural materials, from outside, to explore patterns. We were very creative and experimented with lots of different ways to make our patterns.
Home Learning in Year 1
Home learning will be set weekly, on Seesaw. Below, you will also find a Home Learning Menu for the year. Please choose one of the tasks and complete it over the relevant half-term. There should be at least six activities completed during the year (you can do more if you would like). We look forward to seeing what you do!