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, we are learning about a small village, called Chembakolli, in India.  We will be looking at maps to find out where India is and how far away it is from us.  We will learn about the lives of the people who live there, and compare their lives to ours.  We will use our computing skills to create a presentation of our learning.  Our science topic will be about materials, both natural and man-made, and their suitability for various tasks.  We will also be making mud bricks, similar to those used in Chembakolli, and how suitable they are for building a home.  In our art lessons, we will learn about lizards and sculpt one using aluminium foil and Model Magic.  In D.T, we will use our skills to dye material before stitching and adding sequins, to create a blanket for an Indian elephant.

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 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.