Birch (Y1/2) 2022 - 2023

Mrs Brown

Welcome to Birch Class

Welcome to Birch!

Teacher Contact Email: 

Team Around Your Child:

Class Teacher - Mrs Maxine Brown 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant - Miss Maureen Whyte  Mrs Claire Mayers


Welcome to Birch! Our class has 24 wonderful children who are eager to learn and develop new skills independently and as part of a team.

Our aim in Year 1 and Year 2 is to challenge ourselves during our learning journey here at Malpas Alport as we work towards being the best that we can.

Please check out the Key Stage One Newsletter in the 'files' section below for additional class information. 

We are currently working on Cycle B of our Y1/2 curriculum.


We start Summer Term off with the book "Toys In Space" and will then move onto "goldilocks and the One Bear" as our key literacy texts. We will be learning and developing a range of skills to expand our literacy knowledge further through story writing, non-chronological reports and descriptive writing.

toys in space.jpg   Goldilocks and the one Bear.jpg


The children will continue to follow the whole school Power Maths Programme, focusing on the units in Texbook C.  Year 1 will be learning about basic multiplication, division and fractions. They will also be looking at time and money. Year 2 will be working on statistics, fractions and time. They will also be looking at time and measurement.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Literacy – Lost and Found

Maths – Y1 Numbers to 10

              Y2 Place Value

Geography – Seasons

Science -  Seasonal Changes

Art- Explore animals through sketch

DT- Make a magic wand, cook with the Fun

       Food Chef & make a clay Shabbat


RE – Judaism - beliefs

Music – Hey You

ICT – Internet Safety

PE – Cricket/Multi-Skills

PSHE – Me & My Relationships



Literacy -  Nibbles The Book Monster

Maths – Y1 Place Value

              Y2 The 4 Operations

History – The Great Explorers

Science - Seasonal Changes

Art – Explore texture, shape & lines

RE – Judaism – celebrations and practices

Music – Rhythm In The Way We Walk and The Banana Rap

ICT – Exploring Purple Mash

PE – Cricket/Multi-skills

PSHE – Valuing Difference


Spring 1

Spring 2


Literacy – Lion Inside

Maths - Y1 Shape/Numbers to 20

             Y2 Shape/Money/Multiplication

Geography – Animals and Their Habitats

Science - Animals including Humans

Art- Print making

RE – Christianity – The Bible

Music – In the Groove

ICT – Maze Explorers

PE - Gymnastics

PSHE – Keeping Myself Safe


Literacy – Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth

Maths – Y1 Place Value/Measurement

              Y2 Measurements/Fractions

History- Holidays

Science - Animals including Humans

DT- Make an animal habitat in a box

RE -  Christianity – Importance of Jesus

Music – Round and Round

ICT - Pictograms

PE - Dance

PSHE – Rights and Responsibilities


Summer 1

Summer 2


Literacy – Toys In Space

Maths –  Y1 Multiplication/Division/Fractions

               Y2 Statistics/Fractions/Time

Geography-  Our Local Area

Science – Use of Everyday Materials

DT - Make & Evaluate vehicle with wheels

RE  - Christianity – Teaching of Jesus

Music – Your Imagination

ICT – Making Music

PE - Football

PSHE – Being My Best


Literacy – Goldilocks and the one Bear

Maths -  Y1 Time and Money

               Y2 Time/Measurement

History – Our Local Heroes

Science- Use of Everyday Materials

Art - Space themed artwork

RE – Exploring  Light in Religion

Music – Reflect, Rewind & Replay

ICT – Presenting Ideas

PE – Sports Day Skills

PSHE – Growing & Changing

Homework and things to remember

  • Reading- Daily reading will be carried out during our RWI sessions. Please continue to 'strive for 5' when reading at home. 
  • Spellings- Every Friday we have a spelling test. New spellings are put into the children's 'Pirate Book' and are also uploaded onto Seesaw. Please email the class email address if you need help accessing this. 
  • P.E. will be on Monday and Thursday. Children must come to school in their PE kit. 
  • Children need to bring their homework books and all resources into school everyday in their school bags.








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Online Safety Newsletter, by Mr Palmer

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Chester Road,
Cheshire SY14 8PY
Headteacher: Mrs N Wetton
Main Contact: Terri-Ann Reynolds
If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please use the number or the email address above FAO: to Mrs Reynolds or Mrs Tilley
SEN Contact: Miss G Harper