Year 2 Birch

Welcome to Birch class


The adults in our class:

Mrs Peacock, Teacher

Miss Burtenshaw, Teaching Assistant

Mrs Murphy, Teacher (Wednesdays)



  • We have PE on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.  Please make sure you child has a PE kit in school (t-shirt, shorts, plimsolls).  We do PE outside when the weather is dry, so you may also wish to send some jogging bottoms or leggings and trainers.


  • Please bring a bookbag every day.  Reading books can be changed in the mornings, there is a sticker in the front of the reading record which says which colour book to choose.


  • Try to read every day and write a comment in the reading record.  Every time your child reads at home they will get a special stamp.  Homework is given out every Friday in a homework folder.  Please try to return the completed homework by Wednesday, so it can be marked.



  • Library is on a Friday.  Your child can choose a fiction or non-fiction book to borrow every week.


  • Forest School happens fortnightly usually on a Tuesday; this term the sessions will be -  2nd May, 16th May, 6th June, 20th June, 4th July, 18th July.  Your child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg.  Look out for the Forest School poster in the classroom window.

Olympic/Paralympic sports event

Forest School - Fairy Houses

This half-term our topic is 'The Rainforest'


English: We will be reading Creation stories and writing our own.

Maths: We will adding and subtracting large numbers outside.

Science: We will be learning about the layers of the rainforest.


Dates for your diary

3.7.17 Open evening in school 5:30-7pm

12.7.17 Year 2 performances 1:30pm & 6pm

13.7.17 Transition day (Year 2 to Wilshere Dacre)







Dragon Machines

Feeling Good Week

Forest school - natural stories

Marvellous Medicine

The Enormous Crocodile's tears!
Carrot Juice from The Twit's garden
Make sure you measure carefully!
Secret ingredients!
Adding the secret ingredient
Ready to test

Burn Up Night

Pudsey comes to visit

Forest School - Leaf pictures

Roald Dahl characters dress up day

Muffin Stories - Helen Keller (Helen Adams Keller)

Helen Adams Keller A beautiful baby girl was born in a small village in the State of Alabama in the United States in June 1880. Her father named this pretty baby Helen. This bay was Helen Keller who overcame a lot of adversity and gave hope to a lot of people.

Forest school 27.9.16 - Marvellous medicines and fantastic fox dens!

Click on class pages to take a look at our amazing new clay tree!