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Birch Year 1 & Year 2 Mrs Bilke and Miss Newton-Smith

Welcome to Birch Class


The class teacher for Birch Class is Mrs. Bilke and the teaching assistants are Mrs.Doyle and Mrs. Hodgkiss.

Co-Head Teacher Miss Newton-Smith will teach the class on a Friday.

Notices for Parents:

  • Birch Class will start school at 8:45am and finish school at 3:15pm.
  • The children should enter the classroom through the green gate next to the office windows.
  • The children should bring limited items to school with them - i.e. a coat, water bottle and their lunch box. 
  • Play time will be at 10:30am. Lunch will be at 12:00 - 1:00pm. Mrs. Doyle will be their Lunchtime Supervisor.
  • Reading Records will initially stay in school. 
  • After we have assessed the children's phonics knowledge we will issue reading books.
  • Reading books will be changed on Thursdays - reading books need to be returned to school on these days. Children will be issued one book which will stay in school and one which will go home. 
  • PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure the children have outdoor kit on a both days. 

September 2020


My Back to School Bubble

The storybook ‘My Back to School Bubble’ has been created with the input from a network of teachers, parents and public health professionals and aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place in our school, in an age-appropriate way.


Please read through the story book with child before they come back to school.

My Back to School Bubble - Story Book

Summer Holidays


We would like to wish you all an enjoyable, happy and safe summer break and we look forward to seeing you all back in September. 

Remember to:

  • Read lots of books, magazines, instructions;
  • Practise your number bonds to 10 and 20;
  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s;
  • Have fun!


Look out for a letter coming through your postbox very soon.