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Class Blog 22nd March 2024

In science this week, we have been learning about electricity. This week we learnt about how an electrical circuit works.

Class Blog 15th March 2024

On Tuesday we had a cultural day in North America. We made flags from the different countries, listened to some North American music, made totem poles and dream catchers.

Class Blog 8th March 2024

In English this week, we have been reading the story ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ by Julia Donaldson. On Thursday, during World Book Day, we dressed as some amazing characters from giant stories. In the afternoon, we created our own giant characters and wrote stories about them.

Class Blog 1st March 2024

In maths this week we have been learning about measuring length. We have compared the lengths of different objects around the classroom.

Class Blog 16th February 2024

This week we have been writing fact files for the old toys we have been learning about. On Thursday we created an Old Toy Museum for our grown-ups. Thank you to all the grown-ups who came along. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Class Blog 9th February 2024

In art this term, we have been learning about Van Gogh and how he used colour to create movement in his paintings. We also had our class assembly. We hope you enjoyed finding out what we have been learning this term.   

Class Blog 2nd February 2024

In science this week we did an experiment to find out which material was the best to build a house for the three little pigs. We were surprised by our findings! Ask us what happened!

Class Blog 26th January 2024

This week in English we have been reading the series of stories by Sarah Hayes called ‘This is the bear’.  We have been describing the characters from the story using un- words.

Class Blog 19th January 2024

In English for the past two weeks, we have been learning about hedgehogs. We read the story 'Wide-Awake Hedgehog’ and then wrote facts about hedgehogs.

Class Blog 12th January 2024

This term our Birk Hill value is perseverance. We have been learning what that means and tried a ‘Starburst’ perseverance challenge…ask us what we had to try and do!

Class Blog 22nd December 2023

In design and technology this term, we have been learning about making model buildings. We learnt different techniques and used them in our model buildings.

Have a great Christmas and new year and we will see you back in school on Monday 8th January.

Class Blog 15th December 2023

In history this week, we explored what life was like inside a house in Victorian times. We tried using some old household objects like a wash tub, carpet beater and mangle.

Class Blog 8th December 2023

In Science this week, we have been learning about seasons. We matched and talked about the different clothes we wear through the seasons. Then we started to think about why we have to change what we wear as the seasons change.

Class Blog 1st December 2023

In English this week we have been reading The Gruffalo story by Julia Donaldson. Next week we will be writing our own woodland adventure stories.

Class Blog 24th November 2023

In Science this week, we had a big question: how do you know it is autumn? We went outside and looked for signs of autumn to answer the question.

Class Blog 17th November 2023

This week in English we have been reading and learning through the story of the Three Little Pigs.

Class Blog 10th November 2023

This term our Birk Hill value is Teamwork. We worked as a team this week to make a poppy wreath for the classroom.

Class Blog 27th October 2023

Over the past two weeks in geography we have been recapping our learning about Amazing Eckington by making a model map.

Class Blog 20th October 2023

In maths this week, we have been exploring and learning number bonds to 10.

Class Blog 13th October 2023

Thank you to all our grown ups who came and watched our class assembly. I am sure you will agree the children were amazing!

This week our class mascot, Daisy Giraffe, went missing! We have been working hard to describe her and create lost posters to help us find her. We hope someone finds her soon!

Class Blog 6th October 2023

In RE this term we have been learning about belonging. This week we had a visit from Reverend Andy from St Peter and St Paul’s church. He told us about what happened in a Christian baptism service.

In English this week, we have been reading the story of Dogger. We used adjectives to describe Dogger and helped Dave to find Dogger by making lost posters.

Class Blog 29th September 2023

This week in geography we went on a learning walk around Eckington. Despite the rain, we had a great time spotting some of the important and interesting buildings around Eckington. A big thank you to the grown-ups who braved the rain to come with us!

Class Blog 22nd September 2023

This term in science we are learning about plants. This week we have been planting some seeds and bulbs in class, so that we can watch them grow.

In music this week we used the xylophones to keep the pulse of the song we are learning.

Class Blog 15th September 2023

This week in maths, we have been comparing numbers to 10 and 20. On Monday we sorted numbers according to whether they were more or less than a target number.

In English for the next few weeks we are learning through the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week we have been describing the characters of Jack and the giant.

Class Blog 8th September 2023

Welcome back to school! The children have had a fantastic week and have settled so well into our new classroom and the year 1 routine. I have been so impressed with them this week. Well done Giraffe Class!

This week in PSHE we read the story by our spotlight author, Anthony Browne called ‘Silly Billy’. It is about a little boy who worries. His grandma gives him a worry doll to tell all his worries too. Then the worry doll can do all the worrying and the little boy can sleep in peace. We talked about worries and then we all made our own worry dolls to help us if we are ever feeling worried.

In English time we have been writing postcards to our class mascot Daisy, after she sent us a postcard from her holidays.