Churchfields Primary School

Silver Birch CLASS

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

We are learning

This term, in English we are reading the stories of 'Unfortunately' and 'Stick Man.' We will be learning to write a recount, create and describe our own characters and change parts of a story and the setting.

In Maths, we are learning to add and subtract numbers to 100. We will be using a range of methods and concrete manipulatives to support our learning. We are also going to be learning to tell the time to half past and o’ clock as well as learning about the value of coins by making a sweet shop!

In Science, we are leaning all about everyday materials. We will be able to identify a variety of everyday materials including: wood, plastic, water and rock. We are also going to compare materials and carry out experiments to find the most suitable material for Humpty Dumpty’s crash mat!

In Topic, we are looking at toys and how they have changed over time. Children will have a chance to bring in their favourite toy to share with others and write about. We would also love parents to share their favourite toys from their childhood too!

 This half term in Art, we will be studying the work of artist Alexander Calder and in particular the model circus he created in 1926. Inspired by his work, Year One pupils will be creating their own collaged circus train, drawing and painting their animals.


Homework will be collected by the 12th July. Each child will be rewarded with the following:

Bronze awards = 2 pieces of homework

Silver award = 3 pieces of homework

Gold award = 4 pieces of homework.

Special prize for all pieces completed.


Don’t forget that PE is on Wednesday and Friday.

Forest school will begin again after May half term every Wednesday.

 A spelling list will go home every Friday for you to practise with your child ready for the spelling quiz on the following Friday. Remember there is a prize for the top spellers each term.

 Please make sure you read with your child for 15 minutes daily and record any discussions in the red reading record. We change the reading record every Monday.

The money raised for our plant sale has enabled us to book a Victorian toys workshop. Teach it through drama will be visiting us to perform this workshop on Wednesday 19th June.

If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick your child up is the best time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our class email addresses if you have any concerns or questions at

Thank you for your continued support. 

 Mrs Blundell, Mrs Madhavan and Miss Mitchell



Home reading leaflet - year 1 (Word 2007 File) - Advice and strategies to help your child with their reading at home. Please see below for a leaflet showing the book colours and the progression scheme.

Book Progression leaflet

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