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 T.A is Mrs. Rowland.

Summer Term

This term our class topic is ‘All About Animals’. This will be introduced through the book ‘WANTED: The Perfect Pet’ by Fiona Roberton. Throughout the term, the children will complete a variety of activities linked to this text. We are looking forward to a visit from a member of the RSPCA, Bob Turner, who will be bringing along a few visitors to show the children. For the science aspect of our topic, we will also be visiting Madley Environmental Centre in June. Please see our Topic Letter and Overview below, for more information on the activities the children will be participating in.

Here are some our our class texts for the Summer Term:

Spring Term

March 2021

It is so lovely to welcome everyone back. The children will be enjoying a slightly more practical curriculum up until Easter. This will involve activity carousels and small topic sessions. The teachers shall often work with small groups, to support their learning and understanding in specific areas of the curriculum. We will also be focusing on a couple of Book Talk texts. Elmer will introduce discussions about being special and what makes us different. We will then move on to the book 'Frog and Toad Together' by Arnold Lobel.


                     The Great Fire of London

Our Spring Term topic is the Great Fire of London. Please click on the links below to find out about our activities.

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

Autumn Term


Once a fortnight we learn a poem in class. Our most recent poem was for the Harvest Festival. We hope you enjoy our retelling of 'The Mouse, The Frog and The Little Red Hen'...

Ocean Explorers
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: 


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.