Welcome to our Birch Class page. We are a friendly and hardworking class who enjoy learning. You can find us across the courtyard area from Reception, next to Elm Class. Miss Ramsay is our teacher on Monday to Thursday and Mrs Holmes is our teacher on Fridays. Mrs Thompson and Mr McKenna help us with our learning too.
Year 3 and 4 children are expected to continue to develop their independent working behaviours and become more responsible for their own learning. We learn in a variety of different ways, taking our direction from the National Curriculum. We enjoy asking questions, having interesting discussions and learning through doing.
Our topic for the Autumn Term 1 is Mountains. We share all of the same topic materials with Maple Class. You can find out more about what Birch Class will be learning on our Topic Web, ready to download below.
Homework is given out every Friday and is due in again on Wednesday. The children can expect Spellings, Maths work and usually an English or Topic-based activity. They are also expected to read ten pages a day, five times a week. The children should not be working more than an hour and a half a week on their assigned task, although any extra research or practice they would like to do is always warmly welcomed.
Please see the bottom of the page, where you will be able to download this week's homework sheet.
Spellings are sent home on a Friday and we will be tested on the words the following Friday. It will really help us if we practise spellings and times tables every week!
PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. We need to bring a PE kit to school to change into. We could wear a school jumper or plain fleece and leggings or tracksuit trousers to keep us warm on cooler days. Long hair needs to be tied back and no jewellery should be worn.
Supporting your child
Regular reading with your child is so important as it supports learning across every single area of the curriculum. Please spend some time discussing the text with them. For fiction texts, discuss the genre, plot, characters, endings, language used etc. For non-fiction texts, discuss the type of text, its purpose, audience and structure. There are some question ideas in your child's reading record.
In Maths we will focus on the instant recall of times tables and number bonds. Children are expected to have a quick recall of all times tables from 1x - 12 x 12.
If you need to isolate and learn at home for a while you can access your learning activities and keep in touch with your teacher on Microsoft Teams. You will need your Teams login. If you do not know either of these, or are having trouble logging in, please contact your class teacher as soon as possible at the class email address as follows: