Churchfields Primary School

Silver Birch CLASS

Welcome to Silver Birch class. Your teachers are Mrs. Blundell, Mrs, Mahdavan and Miss. Mitchell.

We are going to have an amazing year in Year 1.

We are learning

In English we are going to be learning how to write clauses using capital letters and full stops. This will help us to write short narratives. The book that will support our learning will be ‘Bears don’t read’ By Emma Chichester Clark. We will read, re-tell through drama, sequence and recount the story.


In Maths we are going to be exploring number to 10. This involves using different resources and numbers to add, subtract and make different number bonds. We will begin to work on asking mathematical questions and explaining our methods.


Senses will be the topic for this half term in Science. Each of our 5 senses will be tested in a variety of experiments that we will conduct over the coming weeks. It will be so much fun!


In Art the pupils will be exploring colour by recapping on primary and secondary colours and will be creating their own collaged flower colour wheel.


Homework is handed out on a half termly basis. There will be a selection of activities for your child to complete at home. (It is not compulsory for all pieces to be completed). Certificates will be awarded for:

2 pieces of homework completed - Bronze certificate

3 pieces of homework completed – Silver certificate

4 Pieces of homework completed – Gold certificate

5 pieces or more – Platinum certificate

Homework can be brought in and will be checked on Thursdays. The deadline for all homework to be completed is Friday 14th December 2019


·         PE will be on Wednesday and Fridays so please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit.

·         Book bags will be changed every Monday so please read with your child and sign the reading record in order for the book to be changed.

·         Spellings will be handed out every Friday for your child to practice over the week. This will be tested the following Friday.

 Please read with your child for at least 10 minutes per night. This does not have to be a set routine. It can be recognising letters or sounds, reading words in your environment, menus, shopping lists, road signs etc.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our class email addresses if you have any concerns or questions at

If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick your child up is the best time. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

 Mrs Blundell and Mrs Madhavan



YEAR 1 CURRICULUM (Word 2007 File)

Home reading leaflet - year 1 (Word 2007 File) - Advice and strategies to help your child with their reading at home.

3dShapes (PowerPoint File) - Practise naming and identifying the properties of 3D shapes with your child.

Talk For Writing - Parent Pamphlet (Publisher File)



Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
F: 020 86633383