Birch Class

Teachers: Mrs F Mercer & Mrs C Longhi (Wednesday)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs C Longhi, Mrs D Simpson and Mrs Ashworth

Welcome to Birch Class


Birch Class will work with Hawthorn Class and Chestnut Class as part of the Lower Juniors. 
Teachers will plan together to provide a cohesive and exciting curriculum for Years 3 and 4.


Our topics for the year are:

Autumn 1 – What The Romans Did For Us
Autumn 2 – The Iron Man
Spring 1 – Rock and Roll
Spring 2 – Healthy Humans
Summer 1 – There’s No Place Like Home
Summer 2 – How Does Your Garden Grow?


AUTUMN 2


Our Literacy work will be based on the novel “The Iron Man,” by Ted Hughes. We will be writing our own stories with a similar plot and theme.
In Science we will be studying forces and in particular magnets and how they work. Perhaps you could find out where we use magnets in everyday life?
In our DT sessions we will be looking at mechanical systems – levers and linkages.
Our Geography topic centres around the Lake District, which is a contrasting locality to Clitheroe. Have you ever been to the Lake District? Perhaps you could share some photographs or souvenirs you got from there.
PE days will be Thursday (Pro Sport) and Friday. We have really enjoyed our yoga sessions with Zoe and we also had a Tennis Taster session on Monday 8th November.


AUTUMN 1

WHAT THE ROMANS DID FOR US

This half term, we will be learning about the Romans and their invasion of Britain in 43AD. We will find out about the impact of this invasion and how Britain was changed by the Romans, e.g. that Roman roads were built.
Ribchester (once known as Bremetennacum) is steeped in history from this time. We aim to visit the Roman Museum which houses the ancient granaries and the remains of the Roman bathhouse.
We will be writing non-fiction reports about what we find out about the impact of the Roman invasion and creating our own Roman mosaics in our Art lessons.
In Science we will be looking at Light and Shadows and the theme of our RE lessons is the Old Testament, Called by God. 

Our Roman Mile March - Tuesday 19th October - Legion Birch 2021
We really enjoyed our mile march around the playground with our shields and helmets on!
We marched in legions (separate classes) chanting as we went.
The total sponsorship raised in Birch Class was a whopping £62! This is enough money to plant 12 tree saplings with the Woodland Trust.
Well done Birch Class and a huge thank you for the donations.


What we are learning about in Birch Class

English

Maths

Science

Art

Geography

ICT

Music

PE

PSHE

RE

History

Outdoor activities

English



Maths 

Science 

Art 

Geography 

ICT

Music

PE 

Our PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that the children have their PE kits in school.

PSHE 

RE

History

Outdoor activities

Our Mission

We believe that every child is special and has their own talents

At Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School, Christianity flows through everything we do but we also value other faiths.

All the children will be helped to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. They will be encouraged to always try to do their best and be proud of their work.

Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School is an important and valuable part of the Church family and the wider community.