Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero


Good morning to all our Beech families!


Thank you so much for sharing with us via email and Class Dojo what you have been learning at home. We thought it would be nice to share a few of them.

Isabella's Winter Artwork

Evie and Jake's Collection of Mammals!

Rowan and Aoibheann's New Year Wishing Wands

Today you have a RWI lesson, reading, handwriting and maths tasks to complete. This afternoon you may like to choose some activities from the Topic page.


RWI Speed Sound lesson

The Set 3 sound you are learning today is u_e (Huge Brute). Please watch the following videos:

  • Set 3 Speed Sound
  • Set 3 Spelling
  • Year 2 children should also watch 'Read Longer Words'.
  • Year 1 and Year 2 children may also find it useful to join in with the 'Hold a Sentence' video. 

Remember that you also have your sound cards in your RWI reading packs so please continue to practise these throughout the week.


Today is your second read of your book this week; Greedy Tiger or Incredible Planet. This is your second read of the book so children should be encouraged to read the text with more fluency, rather than sounding out words. You may like to read the book like we do in school and take in turns to read a page each. One person point to the words whilst the other reads and then swap over. Pointing to the words also helps your child read with more fluency. 


Every Tuesday in school we have time to practise our handwriting. We use 'Get Ready' lines to make it easier to join our letters. Please practise letters, a, c, d, g today. You can use the sheets which are available to download below or you may prefer to use lined paper and use the poster which shows how to form the letters. Remember the importance of starting and finishing the letter in the correct place. We love beautiful presentation of work in Beech class and we are always looking to see who is doing their best handwriting in every lesson we do. We will be looking out for those children who are doing their best handwriting when writing at home and be giving out extra dojos! smiley 

You may find it helpful to print out the poster prompt and have it available for children to look at when doing any writing based task at home. 


Year 1 

Today your maths lesson is about ordering groups of objects. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. 


Year 2 

Today you are starting a new unit of work called Multiplication and Division. Your first lesson is about recognising equal groups. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet. 

Each week I will choose a different book to read to you about our topic 'Journey through Kenya'. As we are learning about animals this week I have chosen the book 'The Lion Who Wanted To Love'. Follow the link and you will find the video under the heading 'Galileo Class'.  smiley
I hope you have all had a super morning. Remember to look at the Topic page this afternoon to choose a lesson to complete. Don't forget to email us some of your work, we love to see it! smiley