Burghill Community Academy

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Welcome to Beech Class! We are Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1) and our teachers are Mrs. Potter and Mrs. Symonds. Our wonderful TA is Mrs. Rowland.

Summer Term 2022

Habitats and the Environment

This topic is largely science-based, starting with a focus on trees and naming parts of a plant. We will then move on to growing our own plants from seed, ending with a plant sale. We shall be selecting a charity for our fundraising in class. Please click on the links below to find out more.

This is our Class Text, although we shall be sharing many more books from our classroom and school library, too.

The books below will be used to support our writing across the term:

Spring Term 2022

Dinosaurs and Dragons

We have an exciting hook to start this topic. As usual, the children will enjoy a selection of story and fiction books linked to the theme throughout the term. Please click on the links below to find out more.

Here are some of the exciting topic-linked texts we shall be sharing in class this term:

Autumn Term 2021

We are very excited about welcoming everyone back in September. We have lots of lovely activities planned for you. Please click the links below, to see our class activities and topic web for the Autumn Term.

Here are the 'Book Talk' texts we shall be sharing in class this term: 

Our writing this term will also be based around specific texts. These will be used as a hook to inspire the children with their writing:


We follow the Read, Write Inc. programme in school to develop the children's knowledge of phonics and spelling. Click below for common exception words in KS1.