Welcome to Birch Class!
Whether you are returning to school after the summer holidays or whether you are new to our school, we want to make sure that you have all the relevant information you need to know in order for your child to have a smooth start to the academic year. There are several changes that have taken place at the school over the summer; physical changes to the classrooms as well as curriculum changes and not forgetting people changes – with new members of the team joining our school.
The Birch team:
The Birch team this year are:
Mrs Wiltshire - Year 3 teacher and RE Lead
Teaching Monday to Wednesday
Mrs Taylor - Year 3 teacher and Science Lead
Teaching Wednesday to Friday
Mrs Lucas - Teaching assistant (mornings)
Mrs Kerry - Teaching assistant (afternoons)
The First Day
On the first day of school all returning students should make their way directly to their classroom which is the one located at the driveway end of the Jubilee building – unless they are new to our school the children will know which room this is. Mrs Wiltshire or Mrs Taylor will be waiting at the door of the classroom to welcome all children.
What to wear and bring to school
All students should come to school in school uniform and with their lunchbox if appropriate. Students should pack a water bottle and a fruit or vegetable snack for break time. Please make sure all personal items are labelled with your child’s name. We aim for two P.E sessions during the week (Tuesday and Friday). On PE days please send your child in their appropriate PE kit for an outdoor lesson. We will not be changing for PE in the classroom due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Termly timetable, termly learning overview and homework
Your child's timetable will be on this class web page. Home learning will be primarily set via Google classroom each term – where possible submission should also be on Google classroom (unless something more tactile like a model/cooking etc). As with previous years the homework will be based on the 100 point challenge. If at any point you would like extra support work for your child please contact us.
The termly learning overview will be published on this class page at the start of each term so that you are aware of what your child is learning across all the curriculum subjects.
End of the day
The school day ends at 3.10pm.
If you have any queries about the daily routine or what your child is learning then do not hesitate to get in touch. We will circulate our contact details via Parenthub. We will always endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible, occasionally this may take longer than we would like but we will always aim to get back to you within 24 hours during the school week.
Whilst the start of the new school year is always busy, we hope you and your child are looking forward to the beginning of what we’re sure will be a very exciting year ahead.
Mrs Wiltshire and Mrs Taylor