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Welcome to your class page Beech Class!


Our topic for this term is Toy Story!


In this topic we will be looking at toys through the ages, including changes within living memory. We will focus on the history of Teddy Bears and the Rubik’s Cube and create time lines. We will be learning about Margarete Steiff and Erno Rubik!



Author of the term


Our author of the term is Ruth Galloway! We enjoy reading her books together as a class. Have you ever read any of her books before? 



In Beech class, we love reading! Please try and read with your child every day. Even reading with them every night can make such a difference!


Take a look at our fabulous reading corner! We have lots of different books to choose from.  

Our Author of the term this half term is: 


Shirley Hughes!

KS1 Homework

You will find a homework menu on DB Primary with themes under different subheadings: whole school themes, subject themes and topic themes. You need to choose one theme from each subheading.

Children are to complete one themed piece of homework once a fortnight. This will all be uploaded on DB Primary.


Your child can choose how they want to present their homework it can be a piece of art, writing, a presentation - it's entirely up to them.  Year 1 children are also expected to read daily, practise their sounds/ words/ spelling cards and practise their maths packs.



The children love phonics lessons and really benefit from extra help at home. Please help your child to work on their sound and word cards at home. We will be working towards the Phonics Screening check in June. Attached below is an example of the sort of words your child will be expected to read.

Here you can have a look at some examples and phonics screening guidance :) 


Year 1 Phonic Workshop PowerPoint

Click on the image below to be taken to our homework site, db primary.


Below is a step-by-step guide on how to access and submit your homework.

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