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

Birch Class

Welcome to Birch class.

Your teachers are:

    Mrs Morgan (Monday, Tuesday and Friday)

    Mrs Thornley (Wednesday and Thursday)

Your teaching assistant is Miss Schofield.

P.E Days

Outdoor P.E.  Tuesday - Tennis

Indoor P.E: Friday - Athletics

 

Please remember to come to school in full P.E uniform on these days.  Please refer to the Uniform Policy if you are unsure.

 

Homework:

Homework is handed out on a WEDNESDAY and returned on a MONDAY.  Weekly homework consists of:

Year 5:

Spelling - this will be completed in Class Dojos.

Mathematics - this will be tasks set on Sumdog.

Reading -  4 x 15 minutes per week.  

TimeTables Rockstars

 

Year 6:

Spelling - this will be completed in Class Dojos.

Mathematics - practice SATs paper (18 Questions)

SPAG mat - 10 mins

Reading -  4 x 15 minutes per week.  

TimeTables Rockstars

 

To support our UKS2 children in taking ownership of their homework and to ensure they have the resources or support to complete it; there is a Thursday lunchtime homework club (where children can choose or are directed to attend).

Remote Education 

If your child is self-isolating at home (due to Covid symptoms or a positive Covid test result) but are well enough to continue with their schoolwork, then we will support them by providing remote learning through our online platforms and MS Teams. For detailed information on the policies and procedures we follow in such cases, please refer to our school website-key information-remote education section.

Outdoor Learning - Orienteering

Last Thursday afternoon Birch class spent the afternoon orienteering.  In small groups the children were given a map of the school grounds and a crossword grid.  The questions for the crossword were at each of the orienteering points marked on the map.  All of the questions were linked to rainforests which is our geography topic for this term.  It was great to spend time in our lovely grounds, in the sunshine, learning about about rainforests and getting some exercise at the same time.   

Outdoor Maths

On Wednesday 20th April Birch Class Spent the morning outside investigating 3D shapes.  The children made some amazing 3D shapes out of sticks and string. 

Outdoor Learning

Birch Class have been having lots of fun during our outdoor learning lessons over the past three weeks.

Our first lesson was linked to science and DT and we learnt about levers, gears and pulleys.  In our second lesson we had lots of fun trying out different problem solving activities which tested our communication skills. in the final week we combined history and music as well as survival skills.  We learnt to chop firewood, lit our own fire and made hot chocolate in the style of the Ancient Mayans. We also played our homemade musical instruments around the campfire after tucking into delicious smores.  

Week 1 - Science and DT

Week 2 - Problem Solving

Week 3 - Survival Skills, History and Music.

In History this term we are learning about the Mayan people.  On Friday 11th March we had a Mayan workshop where we handled, identified and classified different artefacts, found out about roles in society and identified key foods eaten by the Mayans.

Mayan workshop

Anglo-Saxons and Outdoor Learning

As part of our work on Anglo-Saxons, we have been using our outdoor learning area to find out how to forage and cook food on an open fire.  We found blackberries and apples and baked bread on the fire.  We also made a delicious mulled drink too!

Year 6 visit to Haslingden High School

We visited Haslingden High School open day on 14th September and had a fantastic time carrying out Chemistry, Physics and Biology experiments in the Science lab and learning to play "When the Saints Go Marching In" in Music.

Thursday 30th September 2021 - Outdoor Learning 'Anglo Saxon Structures'.

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