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Good morning to our Beech families,


It's been lovely to see and read about what you were learning at home yesterday . I'm glad many of you got to play outside and enjoy the sunny day after your busy day learning. Jack shared an interesting fact with me which I didn't know, I thought you may find it interesting too!

Jack sharing his Habitats work and his dassie toy. Did you know dassies can be found on Table Mountain? Table Mountain is a very high mountain in South Africa.

I'm also pleased to announce that the following children have achieved 100 Dojo's:









Well done to you all for your excellent effort, you are all working so hard. You will receive a certificate very soon!

Today we have the following lessons:

  • Speedy Sounds
  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Maths
  • PSHE which we will focus on Children's Mental Health Week
  • Music 
  • Storytime


Speedy Sounds 

The Set 2 sound to learn today is 'air' and the Set 3 sound is 'i_e'. I know you do a great job joining in with Rosie to read and spell the words! Please prioritise the following videos:

  • Speed Sounds
  • Spelling with Rosie


Complete these videos if you have the time:

  • Reading Longer Words (Year 2 children only and Year 1 children if your child is confident reading Set 3 words)
  • Hold a Sentence 1 (Year 1 children)
  • Hold a Sentence 2 (Year 2 children and Year 1 children who are confident reading and spelling Set 3 words)


Today is your second read of the book you started yesterday. Year 1 children are reading 'Good Old Grandad' and Year 2 children are reading 'Carrion Creatures'.Today is your second read of your book so your reading should be more fluent, it may be a good idea to get a grown up to read the book to you so that you know how your reading should sound before you read it yourself. I really do miss hearing you read. It makes me so happy to hear you read new words and see you making progress with your reading. It would be wonderful if some of you could send me a short video clip of you reading your RWI book today (no more than a few minutes), as it would be great to see how you progressing. smiley

RWI Reading Books


This week I would like you to focus on the 'One Armed Robot' Letters, these letters are; r, m, n, h, b, k, p. If you look at the picture below you can see why they get this name. Remember that all out letters start from the line. Practise these 7 letters and any of the others that you have found tricky over the past few weeks. Remember that you can use the sheet provided or just use lined paper. The important part is that you form the letters correctly. If you are finding some difficult get a grown up to write some for you using a highlighter and then trace over the top, I always think 'k' is a challenging letter!

One Armed Robot Letters


Year 1

This is your final lesson on our unit focusing on addition and subtraction to 20! Today you are going to be comparing number sentences using the words 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to'. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. Remember that there are additional challenge cards, if you wish to use them, which can be found on yesterday's page. 

Spr1.4.4 - Compare number sentences

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Year 2 

Today it is your second lesson learning about making equal groups using grouping. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. 

Spr2.3.4 - Make equal groups - grouping

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Mrs Davies and I were so impressed with your singing of our song 'Zootime' last week! It's our third music lesson today learning the song. Have playing the games, singing the song and improvising with the music! Log on to Yumu using the link below.

PSHE and Children's Mental Health Week

In Beech class we like to use our Blob tree to make us think about how we are feeling. Today I would like you to look at the picture once again and tell someone in your house which blob you are today and why. 

Blob Tree

This week we are getting involved in Children's Mental Health week. To start our lesson you may like to share the short prayer which also explain to you a little bit more about mental health. 

2020-02 Children's Mental Health Week

This year the theme of Children's Mental Health Week is 'express yourself'. Today I would like you to draw how you are feeling. Get your pencils, paints or crayons out and be creative. Watch the short video before you begin. 

Draw Your Feelings - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

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You may enjoy printing out some of these mindfulness colouring sheets. They remind us what is important to keep healthy. 


I hope you enjoy the second part of our story, Mama Panya's Pancakes. 

Mama Panya’s Pancakes Part 2

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Sorry my video finished sooner than I had hoped! Enjoy the rest of your day. smiley