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Beech Tree Class Blog 2020-21

Final Update - 23.7.21

Mrs. Cahill (n.cahill) on: Beech Tree Class Blog 2020-21

Here we are... the end of the year! 

This is going to be a short blog post as I could go on and on and on... however, we will share some highlights from our last week of Beech Tree Class and just say thank you for all of your support, kind words and generous gifts. It sounds cheesy but the greatest gift is seeing how much the children have grown and how proud they should be of themselves.

Our last week has been filled with learning, fun and joy. Here are some highlights...

Stone Age Artefacts lesson, Investors in Pupils reward (teddy bear picnic), PTA Disco and Film Friday.




We are encouraging each child to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Click here if you did not receive a sheet from school.

Have a wonderful summer and we wish you and your children all the very best for the future, 

Mrs Cahill, Mrs Waddilove-Carr and Miss Sanderson

Weekly Update 16.7.21

Mrs. Cahill (n.cahill) on: Beech Tree Class Blog 2020-21

Welcome back!

The children have enjoyed learning in school rather than at home in our penultimate week and we've made up for missed opportunities!

In English, we have started comparing and contrasting the TV series of 'Stig of the Dump' with the book version by Clive King. The children have already made some interesting comparisons!

In Maths, we have been consolidating all of the skills learned this year - we will continue this into next week. 

The children enjoyed their 'Beech Bubble Sports Day' on Thursday and performed brilliantly during the 'Big Sing' on Monday. Listen to our song 'Living in the New Stone Age' here.

WELL DONE to all of the children who presented their homework projects - we were all feeling suitably inspired! We had a fantastic range... conservationists, motocross champions, footballers, astronauts and many more!

If your child did not receive their weekly homework, they can download it here. Homework books may stay at home now but the children do need to bring their reading records in next week to be changed before their next class.

Have a lovely weekend, we're nearly there!

Mrs Cahill

Weekly Update 09.07.21

Mrs. Cahill (n.cahill) on: Beech Tree Class Blog 2020-21

Good afternoon!

I hope this blog finds you well. We are fast approaching the end of the school year and, despite working remotely, the children have completed some excellent work this week!

We finished reading 'Stig of the Dump' this week and the children handed in some excellent work. If your child has not caught up yet, listen to the final chapter here.

Here is an example of superb maths work linked to area and perimeter...

Here is some wonderful artwork...

Here we are joining Mr Kyriacou and Willow class for a Science investigation update...

Many of the children also enjoyed meeting their new class teacher, Mr Ranton, this morning. If your child is in Ash next year, Miss Bairstow will pop in to say hello next week!

Though the children took part in some Sports Day challenges remotely, they will also have an extra-fun session next Thursday where they will race against each other. The children's last swimming session will be next Friday. 

Finally, something we would like as many of you as possible to get involved in this year is the Summer Reading Challenge:

Summer Reading Challenge – Sign up Saturday!

Saturday 10th July!

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 -11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure and prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. This year, even more than in any other year, it is important to encourage pupils to be reading over the summer. The Challenge is for children to borrow and read six books over the summer at their local library. This year the theme is all about nature and will inspire children to think about how they can look after their planet whilst helping to maintain their reading level over the summer holidays. Once they have read their sixth book, they complete the challenge and will be awarded a certificate and gold medal, which they can proudly take to school in September.

Children and their parents can go to their local library or online and sign up this Saturday to start their Summer Reading Challenge.

That's all for now!

Take care and I look forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday, 

Mrs Cahill

Weekly Update 02.07.21

Mrs. Cahill (n.cahill) on: Beech Tree Class Blog 2020-21

Welcome back to the blog,

This week has absolutely flown by! Beech Tree Class have put a lot of effort into their assessments this week and have enjoyed some extra singing practice ahead of our 'Big Sing' on Monday. 

The week ended with a water safety lesson during swimming and our wonderful 'Fun Day' put on by the PTA. The children had an absolutely wonderful time. THANK YOU! Here are some of the things that made today special..


Have a safe and super weekend, 

Mrs Cahill

Weekly Update 25.6.21

Mrs. Cahill (n.cahill) on: Beech Tree Class Blog 2020-21

Hello again,

I hope today's blog finds you all safe and well. Though the week came to a rather abrupt end, the children have been working hard and have been busy again producing lovely work and building on skills. 

The children completed their cave paintings using mixed media...

We designed our own Stone Age homes, using materials that would have been readily available during that time period. We also considered the purpose of our home and whether it fit best in the Palaeolithic (early), Mesolithic (middle) or Neolithic (later) Stone Age periods. I was so proud of how the children applied what they had already learned to create authentic designs. 

In English, the children began planning and writing their own short story to slot in with our class reader, Stig of the Dump. If your child has missed reading our latest chapter, please follow the link here: . Beech Tree Class are aiming high in their written work by ensuring they have included a range of sentence starters, conjunctions, ambitious vocabulary and accurate punctuation. 

In maths, the children have been working on classifying triangles and quadrilaterals based on their characteristics. We thoroughly enjoyed a game of corners to help with our recognition of equilateral, isosceles, scalene and right-angled triangles!

Our SRE lessons will begin next Wednesday where the girls will be taught by myself (Mrs Cahill) and the boys will be taught by Mr Bentham (Y3/4 teacher and LSK2 lead). If you did not receive a letter, please let me know and I can send one home with your child on Tuesday. If you have any questions, please either email me directly at or Miss Johansson (PHSE lead) at her class address

I am hugely proud of how the children are working on their class target to be kind - I see evidence every day and we are firmly on our way to our treat! Well done Beech, keep it up! 

This week in assembly we have focused on water safety. This will also be the theme of next week's swimming lessons.  Active Leeds have provided some materials for home learning at this time to ensure children have access to potentially life-saving information. Adults, please click this link to access the drowning prevention website. Adults and children, please click the link below for activities to complete at home if you so wish.

Finally, click here for this week's homework reminder and here for the accompanying spelling sheet!

Take care and see you all soon, 

Mrs Cahill

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