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WaterfootPrimary School

At Waterfoot School, we think for ourselves but feel for others.

Birch Class

Teacher: Mrs Morgan on Monday, Tuesday and Friday; Mrs Thornley on Wednesday and Thursday

TA: Mrs Connolly


P.E days:

Please come to school in your P.E kit.  

Indoor: Monday (Gymnastics)

Outdoor: Tuesday (Orienteering)



Home reading books:

Children should read a minimum of three times ( x 15 mins) a week at home.  When they have read, please sign their reading diary.  Children need to make sure that they bring their reading diary and reading book into school on a daily basis.  Children can earn extra dojo points for doing this along with the chance to win the playground box of goodies. 



Homework is set on a Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday.


Spelling is set online through their Dojo portfolio. 

Maths homework is set using the online platform called Sumdog.


If your child is isolating and absent from school because they are waiting for a COVID test result of a household member or themselves and they feel well, then please help them continue with their learning remotely at home as a short measure (2/3 days).   


To keep learning please can they access from home the following: 

  • EYFS play MiniMash- play the games to develop their maths and literacy skills 
  • Purple Mash (KS1/2)- complete the 2Dos for English and maths skills practice 
  • Bug Club (All key stages) – read some of the texts and answer the questions about the book. If they are in KS2 ask them to write a short recount or make a book review too 
  • Sumdog (KS1/2) – play in the games section to revise key skills and check and complete maths tasks/homework set by their class teacher 
  • TT Rockstars(Year 2 upwards) – play in the Garage Band to practise key times tables that have been set and play in the Studio Band to improve their Rockstar status  
  • Teach your Monster to Read (Phonics EYFS/KS1) – ensure your child logs onto their account each day to learn the sounds appropriate for their phonics phase 
  • Topic homework tasks (All key stages) – these are available to view on the school website in the Children’s section – Half Termly Theme Homework  


For any longer isolation 10/14 days home learning will be delivered through your child’s Microsoft Teams Education account. This is now set up for every child and will be used to ensure blended learning and to help your child keep up with their peers in school. Please ensure you have followed the instructions in the MS Teams letter (that you have received by email) and your child is signed into their new account using their username and password details (which you have received by app message). The class teacher will then begin posting and uploading work for your child through their class/year group team. Any problems please email or phone the office. 


If your child is unable to access the online platforms or MS Teams to complete home learning, which may be due to no internet connection or no suitable device, please contact school immediately where we will provide further support and a device if required.

Dojo Treat

Sports Day 2021 in our bubbles.

Our trip to the Adrenaline Centre, Haslingden, Wednesday May 19th 2021

Orienteering with number puzzles for NSPCC Number Day May 2021

Well-Being Wednesday. Birch Class enjoyed a walk in our lovely grounds and had fun playing a real game of 'stuck in the mud' down by the stream.

February 2021

We have been looking at different types of poems this week.  Here are some of our Haiku poems.


Winter wonderland

Snow as white as sheep

Falls heavily from the sky

Sticks to the mountains


By Ava Costelloe





Sitting in my yard 

Glistening at its softness

Waiting for its end


by Lucas Lord



Whiter than a sheet

Colder than Antarctica

Fire roaring warm



Snowflakes are our friends

Children sledging down the hill

In the falling snow!


by Phoebe Shaw


Winter Wash


The snow was gleaming

Winter washed the world white

The old trees were bare


by Amelie Vicari



The Midnight Sky

The midnight sky gleams

Like a nightlight in your room

As bright as a star


by Neil Westell

December 2020

Birch have just finished a really enjoyable block of lessons with a dance coach.  We learnt about the different elements of dance and how to combine different types of movement.  

Check out our moves!

On Friday 13th November Birch Class took part in our school Outdoor Learning Day.  We completed a scavenger hunt, thought about the best place for a small animal to hibernate and really enjoyed toasting marshmallows on an open fire.

Year 5

Year 6