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Birch Class

Welcome to Birch Class 


During Autumn term 1 our theme is ‘All about me’. We will be talking about ourselves, our school & school values. Later in the term we will also be talking about our families, our emotions; and learning how we are the same and different from others as well as looking at our bodies and how we can keep healthy.



Things to know... 


PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. One of these sessions will be led by Mrs Sayers, our sports coach. 

Our enrichment activity this term will be PE games & activities. 


A Phonics Evening will be hosted on the 15th September at 5.30pm.

Slides from our Reception Phonics Evening 15.09.2022

What is Class Dojo? How is it used? 

Class Dojo is used across school as a positive reward system. Currently, every child in Birch class has an ‘egg’ and they are eagerly waiting these to hatch to find out what sort of monster (avatar) they have. The way in which points are given are set up as pictures, for example a dinosaur dojo, superstar dojo etc. Children earn these points or ‘dojos’ in various ways, for example- using manners unprompted, helping a friend, holding a door open, showing compassion/kindness and ‘having a go’. Every time a dojo is added, it creates a running total inside a green circle beside their egg/avatar. We leave the dojo system open on the interactive board when not in use, so children can add their own dojos as rewarded by an adult. Any adult in school can gift dojos to children and we have many conversations about the importance of being honest and only putting dojos on when they have been genuinely awarded. If your child went to our pre-school, they may already be familiar with Class Dojo.

Quote from a parent... 


"It’s like reclaiming childhood. I like the real things...there's no unnecessary plastic and just seems to allow more imagination and creativity"

Autumn term 1, Week 5: Shapes!

Autumn Term 1, Week 4

This week, we have been learning about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah

Autumn term 1, Week 3

Autumn term 1, Week 2:

Autumn Term 1: When we were asked what our favourite part of the day was...

Autumn Term 1: A sneaky peek at our environment and invitations to play...