Year 2

Whilst following the curriculum of Key Stage 1 pupils in Beech are taught to become more independent thinkers and by the end of the year they are well prepared to move on to our Junior Department.  Lessons are extended, most teaching is activity based and creative minds are still very much encouraged to thrive through weekly art lessons.

We recognise that social skills and development continue to be very important at this young age and individual personalities are maintained through outdoor play alongside a timetable offering a variety of sport, drama and music.  

We enjoy outings to the Holst Birthplace Museum and local farms as well as welcoming visitors from Gloucestershire's Fire and Rescue Service.

Class Parent Representatives are Mrs Kate Dodds and Ms Yvonne Costello.

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Recent Beech News

Painting Software

Year 2 pupils have been enhancing their computer skills by using painting software to achieve art in different styles.  The children learned to use different tools to create the correct colours and... Read more

Year 1 and 2 at the Literature Festival

There was plenty of audience participation required during Year 1 and 2's outing to the Cheltenham Literature Festival last Thursday.  We were delighted that out of such a large audience, George in... Read more

Reading Buddies

A very pleasing start for our lunch-time Reading Buddies Club.  We had a huge amount of interest from Year 6 pupils to work alongside Year 2-3 pupils and I am delighted to report that we actually... Read more

Reading Buddies

The first year of our Reading Buddies scheme has been a great experience for the Year 6 pupils who have been responsible, kind and supportive to their younger 'buddy'.  Of course, the Year 2 and 3... Read more

Pond Dipping

Making the most of the soaring temperature last week, Beech Class pupils enjoyed a fun and informative outing to Cheltenham Ladies' College for a spot of pond dipping!  The children were met by some... Read more

Swim Gala - Key Stage 1

Yesterday morning we held our Fun Swimming Gala for Year 1 and 2 pupils at the Cheltenham Ladies' College pool.  The 2 width Championship Race was our first event and Charlotte was the winner... Read more

Westonbirt Arboretum - Science Outing

Willow, Ash and Beech pupils have recently enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of their Science learning.  This event consisted of activities including quizzes and... Read more

Literacy Outing to Pizza Express

Pizza Express welcomed our Year 2 pupils earlier this week and wearing chef's hats and aprons each child made a traditional Margherita pizza.  In Beech we are learning how to listen, remember and... Read more

Collaborative Science - Years 2 and 6

Beech children have been working in pairs with the Year 6 pupils to create habitats as part of their Science work.  Designs ranged from rainforests and oceans to nocturnal scenes.  It was satisfying... Read more

Titanic Model

Pictured is a super model made at home and brought in to school for our Show and Tell session.  Well... Read more