Learners for Life

Beech Class Year 1


Welcome Back I hope you had a lovely break

Start of the Day

Please escort your child to the classroom door and wait with your child until the teacher is there to open at 8:45am. We would appreciate it if you can say your goodbyes at the door as the cloakroom can become very busy. The door will close at 9:00am, if you arrive after this time please go round to the office.

End of Day

KS1 children finish at 3.25pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. In the interests of child safety, please do not enter the school building at the end of the day. If you wish to speak to your child’s teacher then please be patient and wait until the teacher is free. Our main priority is ensuring that the children in our care are handed over to their parent or carer.

PE Days 

This year Beech will take part in PE classes on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Please let school know if somebody else is picking up your child at the end of the day.

For E-Safety and other safeguarding advice, see our Safeguarding pages


As always, if you would like to discuss or chat about anything, we are available for a quick catch up at the start of the day at 8.45am or after school when all the children have been dismissed. For an appointment, please contact the office in person, by phone (563760) or email admin@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk


Spellings will not be tested weekly, instead we will be teaching spellings in school daily. Children are encouraged to keep practising key spellings at home!   

Year 1 Key Words

Year 1 Numbers

To improve the fluency and accuracy of their number work, the children in Year 1 will learn maths facts by heart that we call Learn Its. These are shared with parents so you can practice at home.

Weblinks for Parents


Pantosaurus - NSPCC






 Pure Phonic Sounds

 Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things - CBeebies ...

Ignore the CBeebies - it's good for all ages

Our topic this term is 'Bright Light's Big City'

Our Class Read is 'A Bear Called Paddington,' by Michael Bond

Spring Mid-Term Plan.