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Silver Birch

Welcome to Silver Birch Class.

Mrs. Standen, Mrs. Beanland and Mrs. Baker work in our class.


January to February 2017


This half term's topic is Animals. We will be learning about different types of animals and their needs in Science, differences while children have been growing up and comparing to their parents and grandparents time as children in History and writing animal stories and poems in English. We will use clay in Art and design and make bird feeders in DT.


Latest news

Please read the poems on the English page.


January - Bella the dog came to visit our class so we could find out ways of looking after a dog as a pet - some photos are on our topic page. Then Andy Tooze helped us write short poems about animals. We used special starter lines, repeated words and a good ending.

12th December - Our Class performance of the Christmas play. 

6th October - Harvest Assembly at St Denys Church and a visit to the school by the Guide Dogs - some photos are on our topic page.

15th September - Information evening for Year 1 parents. Information from the evening can be seen by clicking on the document below.

Useful information.


Your child is encouraged to change their reading book at the beginning of each day.  As the children become better readers and more confident with their phonics and understanding, they will be reading longer books which may then take 2 or 3 days to read.


Library day is Tuesday when children can bring their library book into school to change.


P.E. days are on Wednesday and Thursday. Please can children with earrings either have them taken out at home, or be provided with tape to keep them safe during these lessons. Outdoor P.E. is on a Thursday, weather permitting, so outdoor P.E. kit can be either brought in on that day or left in school.


Topics for the year

Autumn 1 – All About Me

Autumn 2 – What’s it Made of?

Spring 1 – Animals

Spring 2 – Animals and their Habitats

Summer 1 – Plants and Growing

Summer 2 – Inspiring People