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Class 2 – Beech

Welcome to our new Beech Class page. This page covers details for the coming year, with helpful guides on your child's learning journey.


Miss Rachael Hilton

Miss Hilton

About Rachael

What’s your favourite book?
hmmm, as a child at primary school it was Kasper in The Glitter by Philip Ridley, I also loved the Borrowers and The Worst Witch series too. As an adult ‘The color purple’ Alice Walker and ‘A kind worth killing’ although I don’t find I have much time to read that often. I save it for the summer holidays!

What’s your favourite hobby?
I have lots of interests; all ‘active’ so it’s safe to say I love a physical challenge and love being outside. Exercise is so good for your mental wellbeing so I try to do something every day. I enjoy playing Netball for my team Phoenix A, swimming, walking, running, gardening, weightlifting and Crossfit. I would say currently Crossfit is possibly my favourite hobby as I enjoy getting fit, strong and healthy. I have made great friends and have begun competing in local competitions this year.

What has been your most exciting adventure?
Travelling to Australia and Thailand for around 7 months when I was 19. Gaining my open water scuba diving qualification was great too; the ocean is like another world.

Tell us about a job you did before you were a teacher….
I worked at Booja Booja chocolate factory! Although I was in the office I managed to sample the odd chocolate here and there!

What’s your most inspirational thought?
I often talk to my class about perseverance and determination so this fits quite well with that. Giving something a go, and working hard when things get tough is much better than never trying it to begin with.
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”

Mrs Catherine Skipper

Mrs Skipper
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)


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Year 2 – Reading List

The Cat Who Lost His Purr, Michelle Coxon
Frightened Fred, Peta Coplans
Friends, Kim Lewis
Mog Stories, Judith Kerr
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes, Jan Fearnley
Frog is Frog, Max Velthuijis
Cat and Mouse Story, Michael Rosen
The Snow Lady, Shirley Hughes
Grace and Family, Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch
The Adventures of Captain Underpants, Dav Pilkey
The Diary of a Killer Cat, Anne Fine
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness, Ian Whybrow
The Magic Finger, Roald Dahl
Mrs Wobble the Waitress, Allan Alhberg
Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind, Jeremy Strong
George’s Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
The Giraffe, Pelly and Me, Roald Dahl
The Guard Dog, Dick King-Smith
Emily’s Legs, Dick King-Smith
I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato, Lauren Child
A Dark, Dark Tale, Ruth Brown
Lima’s Red Hot Chilli, David Mills and Derek Brazell
Monster Bed, Jeanne Willis and Susan Varley
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf, Catherine Storr
Not Now, Bernard, David McKee
T.Rex, Vivian French and Alison Bartlett
J is for Jamaica, Benjamin Zephaniah and Prodeepta Das
The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch, Ronda and David Armitage