Birch Class (Year 1)


Welcome back to a new and exciting year!
We begin the year with the theme ‘Get Out of My Swamp’. The term began with some strange goings on that the children have been investigating. This will lead to us describing and exploring different story settings and themes in fairy tales. We will have the opportunity to write our own stories and discover some new ones too.

This term swimming will be on a Monday and children must bring their kit with them. PE will be on a Wednesday.  Please ensure your child always has their full PE kit in school and that it is clearly labelled.  It will be sent home every half term to be washed.
Homework is handed out on a Friday and is expected back in on the following Thursday.  Homework will normally be an activity consolidating the learning that has occurred that week.
Planners are checked daily.  Please feel free to use these as a method of communication to share any worries/concerns or equally any achievements.

We use a range of technology to help us with our learning in the classroom.  Below is a list of iPad apps that we use in school or that will be beneficial for home use.

Morfo Booth – We use this app to make characters come to life. 
Skitch – This is a great app to annotate a photo or picture. 
Pic Collage – Create a collage on the ipad. 
Dragon Dictate – We use this app to help us concentrate on the content of our writing and getting our amazing ideas down. 
Doodle Maths – A great app to make maths fun.
Puppet Pals – We use this to create our own stories and as a tool for talk for writing.


Useful Downloads

Curriculum Trees

Curriculum Tree- From Tat To Toys

Curriculum Tree- Meet The Flintstones

Curriculum Tree- Up Up And Away