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Welcome to Silver Birch!

 

Welcome to Silver Birch Class. Our class teachers are Miss McLaughlin (M,T,Th,F) and Mrs McLoughlin (Wed). We are supported by Mrs Longstaffe, Miss Lawson and Mrs Silkstone. As we make the transition between Reception and Year 1 we continue to learn in a provision lead environment which ensures that we are learning in a practical, purposeful way. We have an amazing outdoor space which we fully intend to utilise throughout the year to enhance and extend our learning.

Silver Birch Newsletter Autumn 2016

Silver Birch Newsletter Spring 2017

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Science - We have been learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. We sorted the animals into two groups. We then carried out a test to see which creature would hold most weight. We found out that the vertebrates can carry most weight and decided that this must be why invertebrates are small.

Health Week - Warburtons

Common Exception Words - We have been using spelling pyramids and rainbow words to help us remember how to spell our Year One words.

Common Exception Words - We have been using spelling pyramids and rainbow words to help us remember how to spell our Year One words. 1
Common Exception Words - We have been using spelling pyramids and rainbow words to help us remember how to spell our Year One words. 2
Common Exception Words - We have been using spelling pyramids and rainbow words to help us remember how to spell our Year One words. 3
Common Exception Words - We have been using spelling pyramids and rainbow words to help us remember how to spell our Year One words. 4
Common Exception Words - We have been using spelling pyramids and rainbow words to help us remember how to spell our Year One words. 5

We created our own line drawings in the style of Picasso...

We created our own line drawings in the style of Picasso... 1
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Sun Safe Sunglasses! We talked about the harmful UV rays in the sun. We then made our own sunglasses. We know that we should never look directly at the sun, even when we are wearing sunglasses.

Sun Safe Science - In science we have been looking at how to stay safe in the sun. We read the story 'Sun Safe George' who taught us to 'Slip, Slap, Slop'! Slip on a t-shirt, Slap on a hat and Slop on suncream. We have made posters to educate the rest of school on the importance of good sun care.

Maths- Place Value (Tens and Ones)

Science

Thursday 7th March 2017 - Silver Birch were lucky to be able to join Elm class for their science lesson.  We spent time planting seeds and made predictions about what we thought might happen to the seeds.  We are going to record our observations in our Little Bean Books.   

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NSPCC Spellathon. 

Well done to everyone that took part in the NSPCC Spellathon we raised a massive amount and  Silver Birch won the award for best participation in KS1. 

P.E 

During P.E this half term we have been doing lots of exciting movement activities. These have included lots of balancing, crawling, throwing and catching. We really enjoy our P.E sessions. 

Traditional tales. 

This week we have been learning all about the traditional tale The Three Little Pigs. We have enjoyed doing lots of different activities including baking our own pig buns, making our own books and lots of craft activities. 

Chinese New Year. 

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Design Technology - Designing and making our own house.

We have been working very hard in our maths work this half term. We have been using a model called 'part part whole' to help us to solve missing number problems. See the attached file and ask your child to tell you more!

It's all a bit spooky! Welcome to our lotions and potions shop...

It's all a bit spooky! Welcome to our lotions and potions shop... 1
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Spooky Spiders!

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This week's Superkids are George and Florence!

This week's Superkids are George and Florence! 1 They impressed Miss M with the weekly challenge !

13.09.16

What a fabulous start we have had to our new school year! The children have settled in really well and are impressing us with how quickly they are adapting to their new routines. We have packed a lot into the past week and a half, including baking bunny biscuits, making clay squirrels and taking part in a dance workshop based on the story 'Man on the Moon'. We have also been working hard on our writing and have been learning how to 'polish' our writing with a purple pen. In addition to that we are excited to be doing our maths work in a very special workbook this year.

 

We look forward to inviting parents/carers into the classroom for an informal chat on Friday afternoon.

Silver Birch class 2015 - 2016

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Send a Friend To School Campaign...

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Floating and Sinking... which materials will float?? Do they always float?

Floating and Sinking... which materials will float?? Do they always float? 1
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Silver Birch Summer Newsletter

Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week...

Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week... 1 Putting an equal number of cubes in each side.
Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week... 2 How can we make the scales balance?
Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week... 3 Are they equal?
Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week... 4 Cutting a jam sandwich in half!
Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week... 5 Yum!
Maths - This week we have carried out alot of practical activities to embed the concept of 'equal', 'sharing' and 'halving'. We will be continuing with our work on fractions next week... 6

We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March!

We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 1
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 2
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 3
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 4
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 5
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 6
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 7
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 8
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 9
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 10
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 11
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 12
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 13
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 14
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 15
We had a fabulous time at the Ashfield Primary School STEM festival, exploring electricity, magnetism, drones and amateur radio (to name but a few!). Silver Birch are now even more excited about their trip to Eureka on Thursday 17th March! 16

Look at our amazing World Book Day costumes!

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Reading Challenge

 

We are challenging the children to read at home every day. Research shows that children who read at home do better at school than children who don't. Please sign your child's reading log every time you hear them read and they will be in with a chance of winning a prize!

 

 

Tips for Reading at Home

DT - Design a Room

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Spring Silver Birch Newsletter

15/12/2015 WOW...what a fantastic Christmas party!!

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In English we have been learning how to write instructions. We made jam sandwiches, gingerbread men and snowflakes. We then wrote instructions to explain how we made them.

In English we have been learning how to write instructions. We made jam sandwiches, gingerbread men and snowflakes. We then wrote instructions to explain how we made them.  1
In English we have been learning how to write instructions. We made jam sandwiches, gingerbread men and snowflakes. We then wrote instructions to explain how we made them.  2
In English we have been learning how to write instructions. We made jam sandwiches, gingerbread men and snowflakes. We then wrote instructions to explain how we made them.  3
In English we have been learning how to write instructions. We made jam sandwiches, gingerbread men and snowflakes. We then wrote instructions to explain how we made them.  4
In English we have been learning how to write instructions. We made jam sandwiches, gingerbread men and snowflakes. We then wrote instructions to explain how we made them.  5

Making Gingerbread Men and writing recipes...

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We have been investigating number bonds to 10 and 20. We used a range of equipment to enhance our understanding.

We have been investigating number bonds to 10 and 20. We used a range of equipment to enhance our understanding.  1
We have been investigating number bonds to 10 and 20. We used a range of equipment to enhance our understanding.  2

Superstar Writing!

Superstar Writing! 1 Fabulous instructions written by Bobby!
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