Birch Class (Year 1 & 2)


Welcome to Birch Class. We are a class of year 1 and year 2 children, who are taught by Mrs Harding.


This term, our topic is Giants!  We will be reading fairy tales, focusing on Jack and the Beanstalk and Jim and the Beanstalk.  We will be planting seeds and bulbs and learning what they need to grow.  We will photograph and measure them, every week.  In computing, we will take photographs and learning how to use editing software.  We will use our photographs of our plants to make a short time lapse film.  We will learn about two giants from the world of art – Monet and Van Gogh.  We will learn about their lives and study their art work.  We will try and replicate their artwork, using collage.

As a class, we will be performing poetry at the Colsterworth Festival.  We will also be visiting Belton Garden Centre, to learn more about growing plants, and Belton Gardens, to look for signs of spring.

Useful Information

PE Days: Monday and Thursday.

Swimming: Friday morning.


Reading: Children read individually at least twice a week as well as guided reading sessions. Please write in your child’s diary so that we can see that they have read. Thank you.


Homework: Spellings, maths and English homework are given out on Friday and due in on the following Thursday. Spellings will be tested on a Thursday.  Brainbuilder homework is given out twice a term.


If you have any questions, please do come and see us.


Spring Term letter 2 2019 – class 2

Giants – Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Spring 2019


Spring Term Letter 2019 – Class 2

Near and Far – Topic overview (Y1&2) – Spring 2019


Autumn Term Letter 2 2018 – Class 2

Whizz Bang – Topic Overview (Y1&2) – Autumn 2018


Autumn Term Letter 2018 – Class 2

Who are you? Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Autumn 2018



Summer Term Letter 2018 – Class 2

Food Glorious Food – Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Summer 2018


Spring Term Letter 2 2018 – Class 2

Marvellous Machines – Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Spring 2018


Spring Term Letter 2018 – Class 2

Hot and Cold places – Topic overview (Y1-2) – Spring 2018


Autumn Term Letter 2017 – Class 2

Castles Long Ago Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Autumn 2 2017


On Safari Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Autumn 2017



Spring Term Letter 2017 – Giants

Giants Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Spring 2017


Spring Term Letter 2017 Class 2 – Treasure Island

Treasure Islands Topic Overview (Y1-2) – Spring 2017



Year 1&2 Long Term Curriculum Plans


Maths – What’s expected of a Year 1 Learner


Maths – What’s expected of a Year 2 learner


Class 2 Gallery

We used collage materials to make our own castles and also drew castles on the computer.

We used collage materials to create our own princes and princess.