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Spring Term - 9th January 2015


We have jumped straight back into learning in Birch after the Christmas break. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to.


In PSHE this week, we have thought about what it means to be grateful, and about the people and things in life that we are all grateful for. We also wrote New Year’s resolutions and thought carefully about what we will need to do to achieve them in the coming weeks.


After an exciting Christmas holiday, we have jumped straight into learning about our new topic: Jamaica. We have spent a lot of time practising our atlas skills and thinking about what we would like to find out. Lots of us said that we wanted to learn more about food and dance in Jamaica, so watch this space! We have also looked closely at photographs of Jamaica and thought about what we can learn about Jamaica from them.


In science, we finished our unit about light and shadows with an investigation. We worked exceptionally well in small groups and the adults in our classroom were very impressed at the way that we recorded our ideas and worked scientifically.


Although the weather has been miserable, this hasn’t stopped us from improving our tag rugby skills. We have played lots of different games in the hall. Fishy, fishy was our favourite! Here we are in action:

Hopefully the weather will improve next week and we will be able to go outside for PE again. Please remember to send us to school with a tracksuit, some spare socks, a carrier bag and pair of trainers for outdoor PE.


There isn’t any spelling homework this week as the adults have been busy assessing how much our spelling has improved since September,  but it will start again next week.