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Downsview Community Primary School - Birch

Downsview Community Primary School

Life at Downsview Community Primary School

Welcome to Birch Class - Miss Selby

Firstly, I would like to welcome you to the Year 1 class webpage. Please check this page regularly to keep up with what's been happening in Birch Class. If you need to speak to me regarding your child, please come and find me on the playground at home-time or contact the school office to arrange a meeting. Thank you - Miss Selby

Our Learning

This term our topic is Superheroes! We will be learning about superhero stories, superhero poems and will also be thinking about what makes us super!


In term 2 we learnt about dinosaurs. We have learnt about palaeontologists, the T-Rex and looked at dinosaur poems and stories. We also be learnt about Mary Anning, a famous British palaeontologist.

Below are the expectations for Term 2. These are ways that you can help your child at home:

Term 2 expectations

In term 1 we are learnt about the Woodland. We learnt about woodland animals, the story of Hansel and Gretel and we will designed our own fairy homes.

Thank you to all parents who made it to our welcome meeting in Term 1. If you couldn't make it please see the slides below for the information:

Parents' meeting slides

Children were also given handouts to help you support your child at home. Please click on the links below for further information.

Expectations of Term 1

Non-negotiables for writing, reading and Maths

Example of Phonics Screening Test

Click the link below if you would like to view our topic headings throughout the year:

Year 1 Overview 2017-18

To find out what your child is learning in Mathematics, please click on the link below:

Year 1 Mathematics Curriculum

Class Gallery

In our first week in Birch Class we headed off to Joyden's Wood. We wanted to find out what it was like to be in a woodland, what trees we could identify and to see if we could find any evidence of animals living in the woods.

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