Beech
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.

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Recent Beech News

Reading Buddies
15/07/2018

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
03/07/2018

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
25/05/2018

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
24/05/2018

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
24/05/2018

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
09/03/2018

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
07/03/2018

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

Topic News in Beech
06/03/2018

Recently, our Year 2 pupils enjoyed an afternoon exploring artefacts from the 1800s and 1900s.  They re-enacted life in Victorian times with a particular emphasis on trade, skills and tools during... Read more

Space Studies in Beech
01/02/2018

Last week in Year 2 we studied space and enjoyed creating a space timeline.  The children then used various craft materials to design their own rockets.  Some were longer than others...Well done,... Read more

Playscripts in Beech
29/01/2018

This week pupils in Beech have been learning how to write a playscript.  They extended their learning by re-enacting various character roles using the storyline of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. ... Read more