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.

Autumn 2018: Adventurers and Explorers

Term Focus: Being Me in My World/Celebrating Difference

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

We are thrilled with the way all the children have settled into their new classes and have made such a positive start to the new school year!

This term children in Years 5 and 6 will be exploring the world of Ancient Rome, its Empire and the impact the Romans have had on the modern world. We will be studying their culture and beliefs and their daily lives. We will also study Roman architecture and technology. We will take the opportunity to look for evidence of the Romans in Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum). Our Roman Immersion Week is also eagerly anticipated!

In Science we are studying the natural world, the characterisitics of living things and plant and animal life cycles. We will study various habitats and the way in plants and animals adapt to their environment.   

Our Jigsaw PHSCE Programme will look at our rights and our responsibilities and what this means for us and children around the world. 

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!