Welcome to Birch!
From Mrs Rai & Mrs Owona
26th April 2021
It’s been lovely to see the sun shining this week and Birch class have certainly been making the most of our gorgeous outdoor areas! Whether it’s reading in the Butterfly Garden, practising our ball skills on the field or just observing our surroundings as part of our Geography topic this term, we have relished the opportunity to take our learning out of the classroom.
This week, we have been looking at warning tales in English and have enjoyed learning our new story text ‘The Canal’. We will be using this as a basis to learn how to incorporate interesting openings and endings into our stories. Our Maths focus for this term will be fractions and we have had a lot of fun this week using pieces of paper to investigate how many parts we can make out of the whole! Alongside this, we have continued to revise our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and it’s been lovely to see so many children accessing the Times Tables Rockstar programme, which has helped them recall these facts both quickly and accurately.
We have also been looking at Animals (including Humans) in Science before moving onto nutrition, which prompted an interesting debate on what constitutes a healthy diet! In Geography, we have started using maps to examine our local area and we have begun to think about the concept of ‘authority’ in our RE lessons. Our PE has also got off to an exciting start as we found out that we came 2nd in the most recent Berkshire Virtual Games for our year group. Did you know that we have been ranked in the top 3 for all of the tasks that have been set this year? We’re aiming for 1st place in the volleyball challenge (wish us luck!).
Thank you to all the adults at home for your continued support with revising times tables, spelling homework and daily reading.
Spelling Tests on Monday
Times table test on a Friday
PE: Wednesday and Friday
Birch class PE days - Summer Term (2) 2021
Our PE days are Tuesday & Friday