Beech Y1&Y2

Welcome to Beech Class Home Learning Zone!

On this page we aim to signpost you to websites that can support your child’s learning journey as it continues at home. We will also be sending home packs of activities for the children to complete. Please check the page for new updates regularly.

Daily activities

Phonics – Please encourage your child to access the website ‘Phonics Play.’ Here you will find lots of games and activities that will support and consolidate your child’s current learning. Year 1 children should use the phase 5 section. We especially love ‘Reading Robot’ as it helps us to read nonsense and real word (they are fantastic at this!). We sometimes like to play hangman with simple words and make up our own alien words.

Please use the username march20 and the password home

Writing – Encourage your child to draw/stick in a picture and write in their book.  Beech Class have been doing lots of work on using interesting vocabulary and are working hard to remember capital letters and full stops. They are also working really hard on their handwriting.  – Lots of picture stimulus for creative writing.

Reading  – This could be books, comics, recipes etc. It is really important that the children discuss what they have read, ask them questions, encourage them to ask questions, talk about what has happened already and what might happen next. Reading to your child is just as important.

The Oxford Owl website has lots of online age appropriate reading books that you can access.

Maths – There is so much opportunity for maths in real life – cooking is a great way of developing maths skills. Telling the time is another great maths skill to practice at home. Children can also be practicing their times tables, in particular 2, 5 and 10. In addition we have sent home some fractions work sheets for Year 2 some addition and subtraction practice sheets for the Year 1s.

The following websites/links have lots of maths games and ideas – Have a look at the live problems on here. Year 2 children should be able to tackle the fractions problems and the Year 1 children could have a go at the matching numbers.  – The topmarks website has lots of other great games

Year 1 Free Maths Home Learning Pack -to download and print or for ideas.

Year-1-Maths presentation Addition and Subtraction Week 1 

Maths and Addition Workbook

Maths and Addition Workbook Maths and Addition Workbook – ANSWERS   – for support learning times tables. –  Click on your child’s year group and have a go at the lessons on here!

Keeping active

There are lots of great ideas on the website and you add your activity to the class total. Search using the postcode PL20 6PJ and then choose West Dartmoor Federation and our team Beech. – Every weekday morning at 9am Joe Wicks is doing a live workout – it is hard work but great fun go crazy with some dance routines to follow more crazy dancing

Additional resources and ideas

If you go to the National Marine Aquarium Facebook page at 11am on Wednesday you will get the opportunity to see them feeding their Atlantic Ocean animals. – follow this link to see the animals of Edinburgh zoo on their webcams!

Year 1 Science Learning from Home (Animals, Including Humans) Activity Booklet – a video dramatisation of the life of Mary Anning (linked to our science work and history work) Use the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS

This website is packed with lots of learning resources covering all areas of the curriculum, organised in year groups. Lots of educational games Virtual museum and gallery tours National Geographic for kids  Lots of outdoor activities lots of arts and crafts ideas lots of arts and crafts ideas practical ideas and suggestions for educational apps There are some really good cbeebies programmes. Numberblocks in particular 50 outdoor activities for kids

TheDadLab on Facebook has some really good science activities to try

We know that is an uncertain time for all of us, and as always we appreciate your continued support and understanding.

With best wishes,

Miss Williams






Each week the children bring home a list of spellings. Try to practice them as much as you can. Please remember to bring spelling books in alongside reading books and reading records daily. At the bottom of this page you will find a link to the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words. This is a list of words that we use regularly in our writing but are more difficult to spell. If you have the opportunity to use these in writing at home please do!

Remember to keep reading and to practice spellings at home. The homework menu and topic web can be found at in the links below.

Please check the school newsletter for any important information and dates each week!


Welcome to Beech Class letter 2019
27.9.19 Beech Weekly Letter
4.10.19 Beech Weekly Letter
11.10.19 Beech Weekly Letter
18.10.19 Beech Weekly Letter

Beech Class Homework – Spring 2020 Dinosaurs
Common exception words Year 1 and 2

Dinosaurs – Beech Spring 2020 Topic Web
Marvellous Me – Beech Autumn 2019 Topic Web


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