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Battle of Hastings

KS1 took part in a workshop about the Battle of Hastings. We played Anglo Saxon games and learnt different battle strategies.  


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 […]

Christmas Decorations

In Forest School, we have started to make our Christmas decorations.  For this, we have been learning to saw to create a disk of wood.  The children have all learnt how to use a saw safely.  Next week we will be decorating our creations ready to take home for Christmas.  

Learning to identify trees

In Forest School we are learning to identify trees.  We used their leaves to identify Oak, Sycamore and lime trees which are all found around our playground.  Each of the leaves are very different shapes and they are starting to change colour.  We then enjoyed our snack and playing in the woods.

Inter school competition-Birch

Today Birch class took part in an inter school competition at the sports centre. The children took part in lots of activities such as speed stacking, dribbling, football, throwing and aiming. We all had lots of fun and the children’s behaviour was exemplary. Well done Birch for all your efforts and for coming in 5th […]

Senses Walk

This afternoon in Birch class we went on a senses walk around the school. We were looking for things that we could see, hear, smell, taste and touch. We also described the senses using adjectives. After our walk we recorded what we found out.

Birch-Baking Fire of London Cakes

Following on from learning all about the Great Fire of London in class, we decided to make Fire of London Cakes. This was based on a recipe that we think was possibly made during the time of the great fire. The children thoroughly enjoyed following the instructions on how to make them. They all looked […]

Wellbeing Year 1

Today we were very lucky to have a wellbeing workshop learning how to look after our bodies and minds. We had lots of fun taking part in various activities linked to learning, being active, giving to others, taking notice and connecting with others.