Elm 1

 
Welcome to Elm 1!
 
 
2021 - 2022
 
Miss Aston - Class Teacher
Miss Tudor - Teaching Assistant
 

Home Learning Activities – Summer

To view the home learning choice activities for the summer term, please click the link below. Remember to send you learning to your teacher via the eSchools messages, or bring your learning in to school to share with your class on the stop-off dates, which are:

9th May

23rd May

20th June

11th July

Summer 1 - Remote Home Learning - Year 1   

Daily Lessons for Absent Pupils

- If you are absent from school, please follow the link below to complete your daily lessons.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-1

- Always begin the daily lessons from ‘Monday’, no matter which day your first day of absence falls on. This will ensure the lessons are taught in sequence and you understand what is being taught.

Additional Lessons to Support Reception Learning: 

Phonics

Practice your Phonics on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk 

Our school login details are:

Username: admin2619

Password: angel 

Science

Plants

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/plants-3e9f

There are six lessons to complete in this unit about the animal kingdom (including humans).

Geography

Here are some websites which will help you learn about Brazil.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/understanding-brazil-1068

Complete the following lessons:

Where is Brazil

Why do people visit Brazil?

What are the features of cities in Brazil?

How do experiences within Rio de Janeiro differ? 

What is the weather like in Brazil?

How is the weather in Brazil different to the UK?

PE

Complete lessons to help you practise your PE skills such as, running, jumping, throwing and catching.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multi-skills-activity-c81b

PSHE

Learning what is fair and unfair.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/multi-skills-activity-c81b

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/thats-not-fair-ccv3cc

RE 

Learning about Islam

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/23286976

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mwjhx

Watch the clips about Islam and the Muslim celebration of Ramadan.

During Ramadan Muslims make a huge sacrifice. 

Make a poster about everything you have learnt about the Muslim faith.

 
Summer 1
 
Rio de Vida
 
 
Spring 2
 
 Castles
 
Today we have enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. We have read and listened to so many different books - stories, poems and non-fiction.
 
'Today has been the best day! I loved looking at all those books,' William.
 
Spring 1
 
No Place Like Home
 
We came into school on our first day back from our Christmas break to find a crime scene!!  We used our inference skills and discovered that Goldilocks had eaten all of baby bear's porridge.  She found it so delicious that she asked year 1 to write a set of instructions of how to make more!  This half term, year 1 will be joining the Jolly Postman on an adventure and visiting lots of other traditional tale characters including one that lives at the top of a beanstalk, one that wears a red clock, one that plants a seed which grows into an enormous turnip and two children that discover a house made of sweets!
We came into school on our first day back from our Christmas break to find a crime scene!!  We used our inference skills and discovered that Goldilocks had eaten all of baby bear's porridge.  She found it so delicious that she asked year 1 to write a set of instructions of how to make more!  This half term, year 1 will be joining the Jolly Postman on an adventure and visiting lots of other traditional tale characters including one that lives at the top of a beanstalk, one that wears a red clock, one that plants a seed which grows into an enormous turnip and two children that discover a house made of sweets!
 
Autumn 2
 
School Days
 
Following a map, we went for a walk in our local area. We saw lots of interesting places including the high school, local shops and the doctor's surgery.
As part of our school day's theme, Elm 1 stepped back in time to Victorian times. We had to sit in rows and complete the 3 Rs then went outside for our daily drill. We all did our very best work as we didn't want to have to wear the finger cuffs, a back straightener or the dunce's hat! We all decided that we would much rather go to school nowadays!
 
Autumn 1
 
Moon Zoom
 
 
Buckle up and come with us on our journey as we blast off into space to learn about the 'space race' and Neil Armstrong's moon landing.  We discover what it takes to become an astronaut and develop our scientific skills as we explore the mysteries of the solar system.  We identify space nouns and use adjectives to describe space objects and aliens.
 
 
Welcome to Acorn!
 
 
2020 - 2021
 
Mrs Smith - Class Teacher
Mrs Spong - Teaching Assistant
 
 
Summer 2
 
Why do Zebras have spots?
 
 
Summer 1
 
Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?
 
 
Spring 2
 
Are All Dinosaurs The Same Size?
 
 
In celebration of Census Day, Acorn Class carried out lots of counting. We counted Acorn’s favourite colours and how many boys and girls there are in our class. We also analysed the data using ‘star words’ such as, more than and less than.
 

Winter Wish Lists - Reading for Pleasure

At Birchwood, we have been working extremely hard to promote the power and enjoyment of reading for our children, as we know that being a successful reader is one of the key indicators to future success in life.

We pride ourselves on nurturing skilful and enthusiastic readers within school, providing children with memorable experiences such as exciting activities. Although we work diligently to promote reading within school, we value your support greatly in creating a positive reading culture at home; it is vital that children are encouraged to read high quality texts.

At the moment, we know that many of us are spending more time indoors than we normally would, providing our children with even more opportunities to read for pleasure in the comfort of their own home. For this reason, we have compiled a list of inspiring, excellent books for both you and your child to enjoy – both independently and as a shared reading book. On this list you will find some children’s classics, as well as some new bestselling books, and some award winning texts which have been celebrated widely within the reading community. We have selected these books to cater for a variety of reading tastes, and we have included books ranging from wild adventure stories, spooky ghost tales, books which celebrate diversity and difference, and those which promote kindness and emotional wellbeing.

Please click below to view your child's Winter Wish List. 

 
Autumn 2
 
Why Do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts?
 
 
Autumn 1
  
 Do you want to be friends?
 
 
WE HAVE STARTED SCHOOL!
 
Acorn Class have made a super start to their time at Birchwood. We have been very busy. Have a look and a read of what we have been up to.
 
We went on a very special walk around the school to speak to people who help us.
 
It was lots of fun seeing Mr Coleman's office; he gave us a very special sticker and even showed us a picture of his dog, Alfie!  

 

 
Mrs Jackson, Mrs Grinham, Mrs Ferris and Mrs Ryle told us about all the hard work they do in the School Office. 
 

 

We were very lucky to have a story read to us by Mrs Hooper. 

 

 
We have also had lots of fun getting to know our new friends and making the most of the sunshine!