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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 Term

This term our Project focus is 'How have toys changed over time'. We are focusing on different periods of time e.g. Victorian period, 20th Century and now. The children will have the opportunity to explore toys from all of these times. We will also be making our own moving toy in Autumn Two. This will link to our science topic on materials.


In Art, we will be focusing on drawing skills during the Autumn Term. We will be completing sketches of different toys.


In English, we are using a variety of great books to inspire our writing. We are focusing on using our new phonic skills to write. 


In Maths, the children will be focusing on place value and addition. You could support your child at home by counting forwards and backwards within 50.


In PE, we are focusing on our co-ordination and balance. Don't forget to send your child's PE kit in every Tuesday!

Our Key Vocabulary

Century – 100 years.

Year – 365 days.                                               

Past – Something that has already happened.

Present – Right now!

Future – Something that hasn’t happened yet.

Picture – A drawing, photograph or piece of art.

Photograph – Taken using a camera.

Dowel – A piece of wood which is used to hold different objects


Friction – When one object or surface rubs against another there can be resistance.

Axle – the rod that goes through the wheel.

Axle holder – holds the axle in place.

Important things to remember

Floppy's Phonics

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 

Oxford Owl for School and Home

Username: Beech ks1

Password: books


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 give them a sticker on their bookmark every day they read at home. They will receive a prize every time they fill it!

Maths Homework

The children will have a maths challenge in their book backs. Remember to practise this with them regularly.

PE kit

PE is on a Tuesday. PE kit should be placed into a bag and brought into school.