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

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

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