Welcome to Birch Class

Mrs Jennie Edwards 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.

Autumn 2019: Time Travellers

Term Focus: Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference

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

Birch Class has an exciting term ahead! 

Our learning this term takes us to the shores of Ancient Greece where we will discover the legacy of history, culture, art and science this ancient civilisation has left the modern world. 

We will investigate the Athenian and Spartan life and compare the two. Who would you rather be? An intellectual and wise Athenian living in comfort? Or an athletic Spartan, living in the harshest conditions? 

Our scientific studies will include an examination of the classification of animals and the characterisitics of living things. We will also explore the workings of the human body and what we should do to keep ourselves healthy.  

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!