Welcome to Birch Class
During Spring term 2, we will be celebrating Brooke Hill's 50th Birthday and have woven some weekly activities into our current topic to learn more about the schools' history and the local area. Our curriculum flyer attached below gives you an outline of what we will be learning about in Birch class this term.
Our mystery guest initiative was really successful in the first part of the Spring term and we are still receiving offers from parents to come into school to read a story to Birch class and/or host a session linked to their job or interest. We anticipate the mystery guest initiative will continue through the rest of this term too.
Things to know...
--> PE will be on a Wednesday (indoors) and Friday (outdoors) with our focus being 'Multi skills'.
--> We hope to be running a few Woodland sessions this term. Dates TBC.
Birch Class participated in a firework colouring competition hosted by Tixover Care Home. Oliver's nanny presented certificates and a book for our winning entries and everyone received a generous gesture of thanks for their contribution to the competition. The children were all very excited and congratulated one another with kindness. Well done, Birch Class!
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"