Welcome to Beech Class
All about your class teacher
Hi, my name is Mrs Hamilton and I love teaching in Key Stage 1. My favourite subject is PE. I have always loved gymnastics and dance! When I was younger, I was very lucky to learn how to ski and I went on to ski for Great Britain. I strongly believe that if you aim for the stars, you'll reach them!
When I'm not teaching, I love to hike up big mountains and cycle around the countryside!
I have 2 dogs and a horse. They also keep me very busy!
This Half Term
This half-term our project focus is 'How have Explorers Impacted the World?'. The children are focusing on History and have been reseaching explorers like Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus and Amelia Earhart.
In English, we are learning about Traditional Tales. The children have written thier own version of Hansel and Gretel.
In maths, we have been learning our numbers to 50! You could support your child by counting to 50 with them and letting them read numbers when you see them out and about.
In science, we have been learning all about materials and how they behave. We have been done some great experiments and even made our own catapults!
In PE, we have been learning Gymnastics. The children have been having great fun using the apparatus and learning new shapes.
Our Key Vocabulary
Decade – A period of ten years.
Significant – Very important.
Discover – To be the first to find or explore something.
Commemorate – Celebrate and show respect for someone or something.
Memorial – Something like a structure that is there to remind people of a person or event.
World – The Earth with all of the people, countries and features.
Country – An area with its own name that has a government.
Evaluate – To look at the work you have completed and decide what has gone well and how it can be improved.
Design – A plan, normally a drawing, to decide what you are going to do.
Sew – To join, fasten or repair by making stitches with a needle and thread.
Embroider – To decorate cloth by sewing patterns on cloth.
Seam - A line along which two pieces of fabric are sewn together.
Quilt - Join together layers of fabric or padding with lines of stitching.
Join – To connect two or more things together.
Important things to remember
|Homework||Homework is set on Purple Mash each week. Your child will have an English and maths 2do. This will go live on a Friday and you have until Tuesday to complete it. Please speak to a member of staff if you are struggling to access Purple Mash.|
|Spellings||Spellings are sent out on a Friday. The spellings sent are linked to taught sounds in a phonics lesson. Please practice with your child and bring the spelling book back into school for Tuesday. The spelling test is on a Tuesday morning and we will let you know how many spellings your child got right, using their spelling book.|
Floppy's Phonics is our phonics programme. Your child will bring home their phonics pack each Friday. Please look through their sound books and read the words/sentences with your child. You can also access the Floppy's Phonics online books by going onto
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|Reading||It is very important for your child to build up confidence and fluency in reading. Please read with your child and log this in their reading record book. We will check each week and move children along the reading race if they have read at home.|
|PE kit||PE is on a Tuesday, PE kit should be placed into a bag and brought into school.|
Links that could help us
This link has access to our Floppy's Phonics programme.
This link has access to different phonics games to support your child.
This link takes you to Purple Mash which is our computing programme. We use this programme for our homework but there are lots of activities to support your child.
The above link has access to games to support learning across the curriculum.