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Brazil Topic – Birch

In Birch class for our topic this term, we have been learning all about Brazil. We looked at the city of Rio de Janeiro and learned about the famous carnival held there. We listened to some samba music and made our own carnival masks. We had lots of fun!

The Carnival of the Animals

In Birch class the children listened to the full version of The Carnival of the Animals while learning about the composer Camille Saint-Saens. We experimented with different instruments to recreate the sounds of different segments of the music. During P.E the children created different dances of the music and then made masks to wear to […]


In Birch class, our topic this term is ‘Seasides’. We will be learning all about different seaside holidays, locating seaside towns on a map, learning about seaside features and looking at seaside holidays in the past and comparing them to today. We have created our new role-play area and the children have had lots of […]

London’s burning

The great fire took place today in  Forest School, recreating Pudding Lane with the houses we made at home.  The fire started in the Bakery but by the time we called for help, London was burning.

Three Little Pigs

We have been learning all about different materials.  The three little pigs built three different houses out of different materials.  We all retold the story and then build our own houses for our little pigs.  

“Take One” Art

This year’s picture is “Woman in a Hat and A fur Coat” by Pablo Picasso.  Each class uses a picture for inspiration for their art work.  Some of our classes created with own art work inspired by the Pablo Picasso artwork and others used his cubism style of art to inspire their own paintings. Cubism […]

KS1 Battle of Hastings workshop

We had a fantastic day, re enacting the Battle of Hastings, playing Anglo Saxon games and devising our battle strategy!


We have planted sunflower seeds, unfortunately the weather has not been kind to us and not many have germinated.  the children planted out some of the sunflowers that have germinated and we will be recording their progress in class.  How tall do you think they will grow?  We also planted some snap dragons and calendula. […]

Space Topic

In Birch, we have started our new topic of space and the Earth.  Our role play has twinkling starts and a rocket ready to take us into space. In Design and Technology we have designed and made our own moving pictures.  We will all be learning about our solar system.  The children all want to […]

Camouflaged Caterpillars

We have been learning the importance of camouflage to a caterpillar if they do not want to be eaten by a bird.  Some caterpillars are really easy to find but others look like the plants they live on.  We found that red and blue caterpillars were very easy to find but the green and brown […]