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Birch Class

Welcome to Birch Class

Classteacher: Mrs. H. Love

Birch have been VERY excited about our new visitors in the classroom. They have been learning about the life cycle of a frog discussing how the tadpoles change throughout the cycle and closely observing the changes. Lots of children have been using their sounds to write fact files about tadpoles. 


In phonics we have been focusing on recognising and reading words with trigraphs in. The children have been very quick at spotting punctuation in sentences when reading them as a class. Can they spot any punctuation at home or while you are out and about? Can they tell you what a shouting stick tells you about a sentence? 


Our new story is 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' the children are experts at retelling the story using actions and language from the story? Can your child remember any of the story? 

Our Proud Display!

Our Christmas Dance!

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Our Classroom!

Run Run as Fast as you Can...

We made Colchester! 15/10/20

I'm sure you've been told LOTS that we were going to be building Colchester today...and we did! 

The children ABSOLUTELY LOVED picking their favourite landmark in the town and used LOTS of boxes and odd bits and bobs to create these MARVELLOUS creations! 

Have a look at Birch's version of Colchester below!







Birch's Recount

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We wrote and internalised a text map telling the story of our building day. We used time connectives - see if you can hear them!

Our Classroom





Knowledge Organiser - Summer Term 2021

Autumn Knowledge Organiser

We are learning to master our maths skills, to help us truly understand the concepts of maths.  Numberblocks is a fantastic programme that supports this and you can often get great resources in the CBeebies magazines!


If you want to find out more about how we pronounce sounds in phonics and how you can support your child with their learning at home, then check out the Alphablocks!


Wish your child would say more than "nothing" when you ask about their day? Try using these sneaky questions when you chat to them (borrowed from a parenting blog...too good not to share!).


Ever wonder which skills your children are learning through play?  Here is a link that you might find interesting:

Learning Journey 'At Home My Child Has...' Notes - print them from here!