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Birch Class

Birch teachers are Mrs Rolfe and Mrs Lewis. Mrs Rolfe will be teaching on Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Lewis will be teaching on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We are lucky to have Mrs Morris, Mrs Mortimer and Mrs Dequidt as Teaching Assistants supporting the children's learning.

Class Teachers

Mrs Debbie Rolfe Teacher
Mrs Mariana Lewis Teacher
Mrs Tracey Morris Teaching Assistant
Mrs Julia Mortimer Teaching Assistant
Mrs Caroline Dequidt Teaching Assistant

Our theme this term is:

'Tomb Raiders'

In terms 1 and 2 we are going to be exploring the history of Ancient Egypt. Throughout this topic the children will explore life as an ancient Egyptian and make links and comparisons to modern day Egypt and England. We will explore how culture and religion affected society as well as traditions and beliefs. The children will be encouraged to ask questions and research answers and will be able to collect information and evidence from a variety of sources. In term 1, we will also explore Ancient Egypt during our Guided Reading sessions as we begin to develop our research and fact retrieval skills to help us learn some interesting facts about Ancient Egyptian daily life.


Please make sure full PE kits are in school as well as wellies. Our first PE sessions is the first day of term!

Remember to bring in a named water bottle for use in class. Please bring a coat everyday, English weather is very unpredictable. Remember to name ALL your belongings.

Class Awards

DOJOs- Please sign up to Class Dojo, if you have not already, so you can keep up to date with class information, reminders and share great news! As well as keep track of DOJO points awarded!


We are expecting you to read 5 times at week at home. Remember, reading doesn't just have to be sat down with a reading book, you could read a recipe, a newspaper, a magazine or I would love to hear what interesting facts you can find out about Ancient Egypt!

Spellings will be set every Monday and will be tested the following Monday. This gives you exactly a week to learn your spellings at home :)

Remember to check the class website for ideas and activities linked to our class topic too :)

Important Dates

  • Tuesday 11th September- Meet the teacher meeting 3.15pm
  • Monday 24th September - Clubs begin
  • Wednesday 24th October - End of Term 1
  • Monday 5th November - Term 2 begins
  • Birch Class Assembly - Tuesday 5th February 2018
  • Term 3 -outdoor learning weeks 1-5
  • Tuesday 15th January - Swimming lessons begin

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