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Beech (Y5&Y6)



Each class at Drybrook Primary is named after a tree natively found in the Forest of Dean. Beech class is home to our oldest children, years 5 and 6. Beech trees are known for their strength. Strength of character and independence is something we value in Beech, especially as our year 6s prepare to start a new journey, moving to secondary school.

Here are some fun facts about Beech trees:

  • There are 13 species of Beech tree and they are native to temperate Europe, Asian and North American! 
  • A Beech tree has a life span of 150 to 400 years! 
  • Some species of Beech trees can reach up to 164 feet!
  • Beech trees grow nuts which you can eat! 
  • The flowers on a Beech tree can actually be male and female! The female flowers are carried in pairs, the male flowers are wind-pollinating catkins, produced in spring shortly after the new leaves appear.

Here is a tour of Beech class...


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