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

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!

Nursery tours for prospective parents for September 2022 admissions now open!