Welcome to Birch!
From Mrs Manwaring & Mrs Smith
11th February 2019
It's been a busy start to the year and I can't believe how much we have achieved this term! In English we have enjoyed learning about Playscripts and how to write them, and I have been very impressed with the enthusiasm displayed by the class when we have written our own. We used the short film 'Nightshift' as our stimulus, which is an animation about a bat and a very noisy woodpecker! We have concluded the term with writing a playscript independently based on another short film called 'La Luna', which is a beautiful animation about a little boy and his job on the moon.
In Maths we have developed our number skills, but have also explored the concept of angles, turns and shapes. The children enjoyed the rare opportunity to write on the tables when we explored the types of angles we could make using sticky tape.
In Science we have learnt all about our bodies; our skeleton (and how this compares to the skeletons of other animals), our muscles, our joints, and how we can look after our bodies with the right nutrition. We enjoyed experimenting with exercises to learn how our muscles work together in pairs.
Linking well with this was a visit from Luke Delahunty, who inspired us by telling us about his involvement in the Invictus Games. We enjoyed a very energetic morning of exercises to help us raise money for new Sports equipment for our school. It would be great if Birch class was able to contribute a good amount to the fund! Please bring your sponsorship money in by the 25th February.
At the conclusion of this term, I introduced the children to the 500 Words Writing Competition that is run by BBC Radio 2. Many of them expressed great enthusiasm for this project and have been inspired to write their own stories. It would be amazing if over half term the children enjoyed writing a story of their own to enter in to the competition. Here is the link to the competition, where you can also enjoy reading some of last years entries:
Library Day is: Wednesday
PE Days are: Wednesday & Thursday