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Good morning to all our wonderful Beech children and parents!


I hope that you have managed to have a good rest this weekend and you have had some fun playing with some of those Christmas presents! Mrs Davies and I are so proud of how hard you are working and it really does make us so pleased to see the fantastic work you are doing.

Today we thought you may like to see William and Joseph's African art work from last week. 

William's African Art Work

Joseph's African Art Work

Today you have phonics, reading, spelling, maths and science work to do. We also recognise the importance of physical exercise so please have opportunities for this throughout the day. You may enjoy using some of these video links:

At some point today you will receive an email from me with a username and log in for a website called Yumu. Yumu is linked to our music scheme we use in school called Charanga. Yumu gives us the opportunity to share music fantastic lessons with you. You don't need to do anything with this today, just check you get one and then tomorrow you will start a scheme of music work, More information about this tomorrow!


Have a wonderful day!

Speed Sound Lesson

Here are the sounds you will be learning today;

  • Set 2 sound is 'ir'
  • Set 3 sound is 'er'

Please watch and join in with the videos, both the reading and spelling video linked to the sound. 


Year 2 children please watch the video called 'Reading Longer Words'. This video today focuses on the graphemes 'ou/ow'. 

Now that we are getting into the swing of regular Read, Write Inc. lessons online it would be great if you could also start watching the additional video which will help with writing. If your child is learning Set 2 sounds then use the video called 'Hold a Sentence 1'. If your child is learning Set 3 sounds then use the video called 'Hold a Sentence 2'. These video can be found on the same YouTube channel as the other Read, Write Inc. videos. Please encourage your child to do this task daily. 


This week your Read, Write Inc. book is a non-fiction book. Year 1 children I would like you to read the book called 'Baboons' and Year 2 I would like you to read the book 'On Your Bike'. This is your first read of the book so take time to read the sounds, Green words and Red words before reading the text. I wonder what you will find out from reading the book this week?

Read Write Inc. books


Well done for all of you who have been practising your spellings over the week smiley. Now it's spelling test time! Have test of your spellings you were given last week and then look at your new set for this week. Remember if there were any that you found difficult to keep practising those. You may like the extra challenge of writing the words that you have been given for your spellings into sentences. 


If I have worked this out correctly, Year 1 children will potentially be on spelling set 30 and Year 2 children should be on spelling set 41. Please just use the sheet below and use the next set of spellings. 


Year 1

Today your maths is about adding one using number bonds to 10. You have two days on this objective so just do the first part of the sheet (questions 1-4). 

Spring1.2.3 - Add ones using number bonds

This is "Spring1.2.3 - Add ones using number bonds" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Year 2 

Today you are learning about multiplication sentences using pictures. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. 

Spr2.1.5 - Multiplication sentences using pictures

This is "Spr2.1.5 - Multiplication sentences using pictures" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


Today I have used videos to explain our Science lesson called 'We Are Wonderful Animals Too!'. To start with you need to think back to last weeks' lesson to play our game called 'What Am I?' Have fun!

What Am I?

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Introduction to Today’s Lesson

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What Animals Need to Survive PowerPoint


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Once you have finished your task you may enjoy completing the quiz which can be found on the same weblink as the video above. 
It would be great to see some of your work today so please email us or share on ClassDojo! We love to give you Dojo's for your super work! smiley