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Beaconside C of E Primary School & Acorn Nursery

Learning to Live...Learning to Shine

Welcome to our school website - a school where everyone learns to live and learns to shine. We are proud of our school and our values. Belong & Believe Honesty & Respect Empathy & Integrity Collaboration & Perseverance Enthusiasm & Achievement

2016 - 2017

Year 1 / 2 

Mrs Malyon/Miss Bland (Yr1)

Mrs Glendinning (Yr1)

Mrs Prickett (Yr1/2) 

Miss Kendall (Yr2)


The topic for the Autumn term in Year 1 / 2 is 'Super Structures'

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Through this topic we will provide a wide range of learning opportunities for the children across the curriculum, with a particular focus on History. (The detailed cross curricular planning for this topic is available under the curriculum pencil for Key Stage 1.)


In English we will be looking at quality texts in order to give children learning opportunities that enable them to think, talk, read and write. Our key texts for this term are Traditional Tales  and from the 'Power of Reading' strategy.


Through creative activities we will be looking at homes, houses and structures. Children will have to plan, prepare for and make their own items. We will also be reviewing these to look for design faults and how we could make these better. We will link these to D+T, looking at bridges and buildings and how to make these bigger, better and stronger!


Our Science for this term also links to our topic. We will be looking at materials used for everyday purposes as well as looking at properties and why these materials are used for a specific purpose. we will be carrying out tests on these materials and predicting the best ones for a particular job!


Key Dates for Autumn Term:

Tuesday 4th October 2016 - Harvest Festival (Whole School at St Andrew's) 1:50pm


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Play December 2016


Monday 5th December 2016 (dress rehearsal - in school only)  


Tuesday 6th December 2016 at 2pm


Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 5:30pm (we are asking children to be back in school for 5pm)


Our performance this year will be in the KS2 hall, parents will need to enter through the main KS2 entrance for security purposes.