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Birch Class 2023-2024

Welcome to Birch class page. We are a class of EYFS (Reception), Year one and Year two children who share a great classroom and even better outside space at the back of the school. The class teacher is Miss Clements, Miss Tarsky supports EYFS each day and Miss Mason is also in class two days a week. Mr. Tanner teaches PE on Tuesday mornings and our second PE session is on a Wednesday afternoon. 
Our class performance of 'Straw and Order' for the Christmas Nativity was a huge success, every child learnt their lines, sang the songs and acted brilliantly, they all made themselves and the school very proud.
In maths this week year 1 and 2 have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, year 1 had to make shapes out of play dough and year 2 have been making shapes using lollypop sticks. They have continued their learning by sorting shapes into different groups and have learnt about faces and vertices. 
Birch Class had a fantastic time at Forest School last Friday, the weather was on their side and they spent the day taking parts in lots of activities. They included, making necklaces using foraged wood from the forest, the children even had a go at sawing their own ornaments for their necklaces laced in string. Another popular activity was looking for wildlife, they had to search through the woodland to find photos of different woodland animals. One of the year ones said 'playing outside in the trees with the pinecones was so much fun!'.
Forest School would not have been complete without a fire and marshmallow toasting which everyone found very yummy, a great day was had by the whole class!
All of Birch Class have been enjoying their Spanish lessons, this week they have been learning about colours and pets. They have been singing lots of songs and saying new words they have learnt.
Year 1 and 2 have started a new book this week, it is called 'No-bot the Robot'. To help the children learn the story they have been creating story maps, they all drew very detailed pictures which they then went and shared with Reception.
Year 1 and 2 could not believe it when Mrs Talbot told them they could draw on the tables! They all made story maps and shared their story plans - they sound fantastic!
Year 1 and 2 had a brilliant time at Bygones, they learnt about toys of the past and even dressed up as Victorian Children!
In Art we have been studying Picasso and his famous self-portraits. We worked to carefully draw our own facial features using pencils, charcoal, chalks and pastels and then arranged them in any way we chose. Check out the results!
Year 2 have been getting hands on in maths this week as they set about measuring things in metres. 
Birch have loved welcoming our parents and carers in for our new Book Club! 
The children shared their favourite books from school with their grown ups, showed them how to play Phonics Bug on the big screen and some grown ups even brought their own favourite stories to share with us. 
We loved it! It takes place every Monday at 3:15 - do come and join us. 
Year 1 and 2 have worked very hard on their assembly, which we shared with parents and the rest of the school this week. The children did so well learning lines, speaking confidently and singing. 
Well done Birch! 
This week in Geography KS1 have been learning about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We know the names of them very well, but were challenged with matching the names to the was trickier than it looked. 
This afternoon, Year 1 and 2 were joined by Rachel from the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service. She spoke to the children about fire prevention and safety. The children listened carefully and asked a great selection of mature questions. 
Stuck! This week the children in KS1 have been innovating the Oliver Jeffers story - Stuck by thinking of all of the things that could get stuck down a drain! Next week, they will begin to write their own stories based on this book - I can't wait to hear all of their imaginative ideas. 
EYFS got hands on this week in PSHE making a fruit salad when learning about keeping their brains and bodies healthy. They all worked very carefully to cut the fruit and explore different textures and flavours. 
KS1 have been learning about linkages and levers in their DT unit this half term. On Thursday, they got crafty with Miss Tarsky and finished their final designs!
Time for chocolate! 
This afternoon, Birch class worked together on a science week experiment, investigating the time it took for different chocolates to melt. We tested milk, white, dark and vegan chocolate - with some very interesting results! Of course, we couldn't let the chocolate go to waste after the experiment so we turned it into crispy dinosaur eggs - yum!