Hi, my name is Mrs Cannings and I’m the teacher for Tala class.

Tala class is for years R, 1 and 2 children at Beenham Primary School.

This term, our whole school topic is called We are technologists! 


Tala class will be specifically thinking about Can I switch it on? How does it work? How can we explore these questions and more in this project about technology, toys and communication.

Recharge your batteries, plug in your brain power and switch on your senses; it’s time to tune in and turn on to technology.


Throughout the project, we’ll use a wide variety of equipment. Digital cameras will help us to record images in our school, computers and tablets will be used to record audio stories, and we’ll also use a keyboard, mouse and PC to write and draw.


Our programming skills will improve when we use commands to move robots around the floor, and we’ll use tablets to scan QR codes to inspire our building work.

At the end of the project, we’ll read storybooks that will help us to understand e-safety messages and remind us that it is sometimes important to switch off technology and have fun with our friends and families.


We’ll also invite you to our ‘Terrific Technology Show’ to discuss our experiences and inventions.

Follow the links below to find out more about our learning for the term and the year ahead. More in depth information about our curriculum can be found on the OUR CURRICULUM page of our website.


Year R learning overview for Autumn term 


Year 1 and 2  literacy medium term plan for Autumn term 2

Year 1 and 2 maths medium term plan for the Autumn term 2

Tala topic medium term plan for Autumn 2

Two year whole school topic cycle

Weekly timetable - week beginning 23rd November 2020

Foundation Stage provision map - week beginning 23rd November 2020

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Email:  finance@beenham.w-berks.sch.uk

Tel: 0118 9713397

School contact:  Mrs Bev Sharp will answer any queries from parents and other members of the public

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