Welcome to Class 5 – Beech Tree Class


Who are the staff in Beech Tree Class?

Mr Spiers – Teacher

Mrs Chapman – Teaching Assistant


Beech-Tree-Timetable-Term-1.doc (22 downloads)


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.


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 (12 downloads) Curriculum-Map.pdf (15 downloads)

and ideas for Homework-Term-1.pdf (23 downloads) .


Here’s a long term curriculum map;

Year-5-Curriculum-map.pdf (24 downloads)

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 (113 downloads) Reproducible-B.pdf (109 downloads) Reproducible-E.pdf (94 downloads)

Suggested webpages

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

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/index.htmlsome 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.htmlfurther logic games. ‘Trap the mouse’ is particularly recommended.