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Welcome to Birch Class!

Welcome back Birch Class for our final term!

 

We really enjoyed our French Café topic during the spring term, below are our class highlights:

 

Our topic started with a visit to Brasserie Blanc where we got to try a range of French food, including snails.

 

Brasserie Blanc trip Brasserie Blanc trip

 

We also really enjoyed our French picnic with Willow Class in the sunshine. We practised our French speaking and had camembert, strawberries, baguette and orange juice.

 

French picnic

 

Our class also wrote stories; we used ‘The Lion in Paris’ book as our inspiration to write about ‘The Lion in Winchester’. We also learnt a lot about Paris and looked at the regions of France in our Geography lessons.

 

Of course our highlight of the half term was our French Café for the parents. We made French menus, banners, table decorations and baked our own strawberry tarts. We also surprised the parents with a ‘Flash mob’ as we sung Frère Jacques in a round.

 

French Cafe French cafe

 

We are now starting our new topic ‘Romans’. Throughout this topic we will be using the book ‘Avoid being a Roman Soldier!’ by David Stewart to learn about Roman soldiers and to create our own handbook for a soldier.

 

Roman book

 

We will be finishing this half term by being a ‘Roman Soldier for the day!’ During the next half term we are also creating our own ‘Roman chants’ to different rhythms in music, designing and making a clay pot and we will be doing a Roman dance. In maths, we will be looking at telling the time and in Science lessons we are looking at plants.

 

Below our some helpful reminders about our class:


- PE is on a Wednesday and Friday. You will need your full PE kit (including plimsolls and trainers).

- Please also make sure you have a water bottle in school (these are kept next to the sink in the classroom). The weather is getting hotter and you will need to drink water throughout the day as well as during PE lessons.


- Library session is on a Tuesday - bring your book on this day if it needs changing!

- You are able to visit the ‘Snack Shack’ each day at break time. The kitchen staff serve healthy snacks including bread rolls, pots of fresh fruit, fruit juice, water and raisins,starting at 25p. You may choose up to 2 items daily. Please make sure Snack Shack money is in a named purse or envelope and clearly named.

- You need to bring in your reading book and learning journal EVERY day

- Details of our latest topic and Home Learning Challenges will appear in the links section at the bottom of this page.
 

Thank you for visiting our class page!

 

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Birch Class had a brilliant start to the spring term.

 

Our highlights of last half term were a ‘Maths Day’, which included lots of practical investigations and a times table championship. We also dressed up in fantastic costumes and had a maths magician visit us (Miss Lilly also in costume!)

 

Maths outfits

 

Maths investigations Maths investigations

 

We also had an exciting science morning at the University of Winchester on Monday 6th February, which extended and challenged the children’s knowledge of science.

 

Science morning

 

Science morning Science morning

 

Finally, we finished our ‘Any Old Iron’ topic by writing a newspaper article about the sighting of the Iron Man and during our ‘Build a Bot’ day we designed and built our own robots.

 

Build a Bot

 

Build a Bot Build a Bot

 

We now have an exciting half term to look forward to as we start our ‘Cafe Francais’ topic. In English we will be looking at ‘The Lion in Paris’ novel by Beatrice Alemagna and use it as a basis for our writing.

 

A Lion in Paris

 

During this topic we will also be looking at the geography of France and learning about French landmarks. On Tuesday 7th March Birch Class will be visiting Brasserie Blanc in Winchester to learn more about French culture and cuisine. There will be a variety of activities, including the opportunity to sample French food, explore the restaurant and to begin their research for this exciting topic. The outcome of the topic will be on Thursday 6th April where you are invited to come to the classroom to visit our French Cafe.

 

In maths, we will be starting off by looking at fractions and we will then be developing our knowledge with multiplication and division.

 

As always, many thanks for continuing to support your child’s learning by reading and practising spelling and times tables (3x, 4x and 8x) at home. It really does make a huge difference!

 

Just a few reminders below:

 

Birch Class

PE has moved to Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

Please make sure that you have your PE kit in school on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please make sure that ALL PE kits and PE bags are clearly labelled!

  • PE t-shirt (yellow or white)
  • Black shorts
  • Black jogging bottoms (winter)
  • Hoodie or long sleeved PE top (winter)
  • Plimsolls or trainers that fit
  • Socks (if you wear tights to school)
  • Tape to cover earrings (pierced ears)

Questions? Please speak to Miss Lilly.

Thank you!

 

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Happy New Year Birch Class! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

 

Last half term was brilliant fun but very busy. Our class highlights include:

 

The gym sessions with ‘Premier Sport’. We learned how to do a range of different gymnastic positions and used a variety of gymnastics equipment.

 

Gym pics Gyn pics

 

Gym pics gym pics

 

We also really enjoyed our ‘What the Dickens!’ topic.

 

We had great fun watching a shadow puppet performer. Sue told us a range of ‘fairy tale’ stories using different styles of puppetry and a range of musical instruments. We also found out how to create our own shadow puppet performance.

 

Fairy tales Fairy tales

 

Of course our final highlight of the half term was creating our own shadow puppet performance of ‘The Christmas Carol’ story. We then performed this at the end of the term to our parents.

 

A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol

 

We now have a fun half term planned as we will be starting our new topic ‘Any Old Iron?’. Throughout this topic we will be looking at ‘The Iron Man’ novel by Ted Hughes and finishing this half term with a robot building day. In maths, we will be starting off by developing our mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. We will also be looking at forces and magnets in Science and we will be dancing in PE.

 

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Welcome back after half term.
The first half term was full of many activities!

We enjoyed our first topic ‘Crazy Caveman’ and had a fun day out at Butser Ancient Farm. Thank you to all the parents who came to see our Living Museum, we enjoyed sharing stories, showing our lift the flap books and cave pictures.
Here is our selection of some of cave pictures we created using pastels:

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We also had a visit from the author Tom Palmer during Book Week. He told us how he writes his books and we could relate to what he said because it was the same way we write our stories. We then had a quiz and if you answered a question correctly you had a go at goal scoring and the person who scored the most goals got a trophy!
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During book week we also got to dress up as our favourite Roald Dahl character and the author Ali Sparks officially opened our new library.
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We have had a very eventful half term and we are hoping the next half term is just as exciting! Scroll down the page for lots of helpful information about Birch Class.

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We are all really enjoying our new topic ‘Crazy Caveman’ and we had a fun day out at Butser Ancient Farm. Please click on the link ‘Positively prehistoric!’ at the bottom of this page for the photographs of our trip.

We also love reading in Birch Class and have been devouring all of the books in our book corner.

 

 

We were very excited to hear that this term we have the author Tom Palmer coming into visit us during Book Week. Miss Lilly is reading to us ‘Football Academy Boys United’ in preparation for his visit.

 

 

Some helpful information you may need to know about our class:

-PE is on a Wednesday and Friday. You will need your full PE kit (including plimsolls and trainers) and water bottle.

-Library session is on a Tuesday - bring your book on this day if it needs changing!
-You are able to visit the ‘Snack Shack’ each day at break time. The kitchen staff serve healthy snacks including bread rolls, pots of fresh fruit, fruit juice, water and raisins, starting at 25p. You may choose up to 2 items daily. Please make sure Snack Shack money is in a named purse or envelope and clearly named.

- You need to bring in your reading book and learning journal EVERY day

- Details of our latest topic and Home Learning Challenges will appear in the links section at the bottom of this page.

Thank you for visiting our class page!

 

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