Elm 1

Welcome to Elm 1!
2021 - 2022
Miss Aston - Class Teacher
Miss Tudor - Teaching Assistant
Home Learning Activities – Autumn

To view the home learning choice activities for the Autumn 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:

27th September

18th October

22nd November

13th December.

Autumn 2 - 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.


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 Year One Learning:


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

Our school login details are:

Username: admin2619

Password: angel 



Six short clips to teach you about Seasonal Changes.


Draw and label a map of your bedroom.  Don’t forget to include your bed, window and door.


Learning about how schools have changed.

Talk to a grown up in your home about what school life was like for them.

Discuss things that are the same and things that are different.


Complete lessons 1 to 4 to help you practise different ways of moving.



Lessons 1-6 Timbre.



Learning about Christianity.  Listen to the Christmas Story.


Autumn 2
School Days
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?
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!