Welcome to Class 5 – Beech Tree Class


Who are the staff in Beech Tree Class?

Mr Spiers – Teacher

Mrs Chapman – Teaching Assistant

Ms Baptiste – Teaching Assistant



The timetable is quite flexible, afternoon lessons such as our history and geography topics, science, art and R.E. can move round depending on the activity, but English, maths and guided reading will be taught daily.  Click below for current timetable

year-5-timetable.docx (34 downloads)

Scream Machine

Learn about the science behind roller coasters, going behind the scenes to see the forces at work. We’ll build our own egg-citing rides close to Easter, testing how safe they are with a fragile passenger – cracking stuff!

Ready to ride? Don’t forget to scream if you want to go faster!

Beech-Class-Newsletter-2018.pdf (35 downloads) beech-class-Homework.pdf (39 downloads) Beech-class-Curriculum-Map.pdf (34 downloads)



Journey through space, the final frontier … Navigate beyond the sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of our solar system!

Investigate the eight planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Take a look at the moon, a celestial body that orbits Earth

Exploring space is probably the greatest adventure that humankind has ever undertaken. Are we alone or is there other lifeforms out there?

Homework-2018.pdf (47 downloads) Curriculum-map-2018.pdf (48 downloads)


Our second topic, Alchemy Island, is a science-based topic with a focus on materials and their properties, reversible and irreversible changes and states of matter. The Christmas term is always very busy, as the children will also be creating a 3D piece for the St Nicholas parade, visiting the pantomime and preparing for our carol concert. Please see the newsletter or school calendar to keep up to date with all the exciting events.

Newsletter-2017.pdf (52 downloads) Curriculum-Map-2017.pdf (49 downloads)  
Homework-2017.pdf (55 downloads)

Our first topic is ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’, looking at life in the middle ages in our country. For more information, have a look at our;

Newsletter-Term-1.pdf (63 downloads)


Curriculum-Map.pdf (62 downloads)


Homework-Term-1.pdf (69 downloads) .



Here’s a long term curriculum map;

Year five curriculum map

This year we’ll be doing the topics; ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence, Alchemy Island, Stargazers, Scream Machine and Allotments’.


Are you a member of year 5 this coming year? Here’s some websites with great activities that you could use over the summer holidays to help get you ready for next year;


(you may need your mymaths log in details)





What are the behaviour expectations in Beech Tree Class?

In Beech Tree class we follow the 5 B’s.

Be Respectful

Be Kind and gentle

Be careful

Be responsible

Be the best you can

In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.

Reproducible-A.pdf (187 downloads) Reproducible-B.pdf (184 downloads) Reproducible-E.pdf (180 downloads)

Suggested webpages

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/estimation-game.php– a fantastic collection of games to help improve estimation skills

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.html– some of these games promote reasoning and strategy. Make sure you practice ‘4 in a row’ lots, Mr Spiers has never been beaten at this game!

http://www.mathplayground.com/logicgames.html– further logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.