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 Natasha Cunningham and Mrs Alison Pettitt 

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Recent Beech News

Minibeast Adventures

Today, Ash and Beech used magnifying glasses to discover as many minibeasts as they could outside. They found worms, ants, woodlouse, flies and beetles! They had so much fun exploring the trees,... Read more

School's Back, September 3rd - Hurrah!

Further to our announcement in June that, following a great deal of planning and re-organisation of space, we  welcomed back the remaining Year-groups for the last few weeks of the Summer term, this... Read more

Airthrie Christmas Movie

An excellent Christmas Market was organised by the ever enthusiastic Class Reps and Claire Haines.   The total raised was £960.00.   What a wonderful achievement!  A big thank you to all of the... Read more

Year 1 & 2 Visit to the Literature Festival

Ash and Beech had a fantastic time at the Literature festival on Tuesday where they received a talk by Tracey Corderoy author of 'Cooking up a Baddie'.See what the children had to say in their write... Read more

Super Sewing

Beech have been learning how to thread a needle, tie a knot and stitch on felt. The end results were fantastic and the children created some excellent stuffed toy... Read more

Holst Museum

For first Summer term topic Beech class learnt about the Victorians. They visited the Gustav Holst Museum and discovered what life would have been like in a traditional family home. The children... Read more

Rocket Art

Inspiration was taken from the artist Peter Thorpe's work by Year 2 children to create their own rocket art.  Using simple, clear shapes and bold colours they have developed their painting skills in... Read more

Our Array City

In Mathematics, Beech Class pupils have been learning about multiplication by creating an 'Array City'.  They've linked repeated addition to multiplication and learning their 2, 5 and 10 times... Read more

We're walking on the moon

Beech Class are learning about space and the Apollo 11 mission in their Topic lesson.  The children had great fun imagining what it would be like to be an astronaut as they walked in 'moon boots' on... Read more

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