Welcome to Birch Class

Miss Barnabie Goldstone is pleased to welcome you to Birch Class, a class of Year 5/6 children. Teaching is supported by Mrs Clare Breading.

Learning in Birch Class

In Birch Class, we aim to provide an exciting and enriched learning environment through the use of enquiry learning. We take time each week to nurture the children’s essential skills. We take a particular interest in the recall and use of times tables,to support our number work.

Cursive handwriting is now encouraged, with the children aiming for consistency across all written work. We provide each child with the necessary support to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, by providing positive models.

The children will enjoy a wide range of activities, challenges and experiences over the year.

Spring 2019: Inventors and Innovators

Term Focus: Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

Birch Class has an exciting term ahead!

This term we will be studying Great Britain and Europe examining both the   physical and human geography of the continent. We will learn to read maps, use a compass and research a chosen country. We will be writing a non-chronological report on our country, practicing the correct style and formality required.

Our science investigations this term will be based on the forces of gravity, friction, magnetism and air resistance. Look out for falling parachutes, balloon rockets and aerodynamic car designs! Later in the term we will be holding a    Science Fair where we plan to display our findings to parents and carers.


Reading in Birch Class

We value independent reading in Year 5 and 6 and hold the expectation that each child should be reading as much as possible at home.

We keep a reading log in the classroom and encourage the children to keep this up to date with their latest books! This helps us to assist each child in choosing a wider selection of texts, and helps to promote the reading of different texts between friends.

Please encourage your child to read in every spare moment!