Churchfields Primary School


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Silver Birch CLASS

Welcome to Silver Birch   

Your teacher this year will be Miss Fowler 

We are learning

In English this term we will begin by reading ‘The Everywhere Bear’ and writing our own recounts about the adventures of our class bear Fred and his cousin Tom. We will be practising correct sentence structure and the use of adjectives to add detail to our writing. We will also learn about rhyme and repetition through the stories of Julia Donaldson before creating our own narratives based on the book ‘Traction Man.' 

In Maths we will be beginning to follow our ‘Maths No Problem’ scheme. We begin the year by revising our knowledge of counting, ordering and comparing numbers to 10. We will then move onto revising and using number bonds before learning methods of addition within 10. Throughout these units of work, the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of numbers and mathematical vocabulary. 

In Science we will be learning about senses. We will learn to identify and name the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will be practising using the scientific skills of predicting, observing, recording information and analysing our results.  

In Topic we will be learning about Our Local Area. We shall be using aerial views and maps to identify places of interest and locate key features on a map of the local area. We will also learn to follow a route on a map and create our own simple symbols for a map.


This year we will be trialling a new format for homework. We would like you to choose a piece from the grid to do each week and post it on Seesaw for your teacher to respond to. As normal, reading records will be sent home daily and reading books should be read with a child as often as possible. Please make sure you write in the record to communicate how your child has read.


PE days are Wednesday and Thursday and children should come to school in their uniform with their PE kit in a separate bag.

Forest School will be starting on the 10th November for a 5 week block. Silver Birch will have another block of Forest School in the summer term.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on our class email address if you have any concerns or questions at

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

Thank you for your support.

Churchfields Primary School

Churchfields Road, Beckenham
Kent, BR3 4QY

T: 020 86505247
F: 020 86633383