Welcome to Bash (Birch and Ash) Class' webpage

I am thrilled to welcome you to Bash Class' webpage where you can find all of the information about Bash class (previously Birch and Ash!)

Miss Dyball is the class teacher and our Learning Support Assisstants are Mrs Parker and Mrs Hastings.



Children are given 10 spellings to practice every week. They will recieve these on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday. It is an expectation that children practice these throughout the week at home, this will support their success in their spelling tests and writing. 



Our PE day is Tuesday, children must come into school in their PE kits. Please ensure children were appropriate PE clothes, they should be white, black or red. Children also need to have their hair up and all jewellry removed.



Children are expected to be reading daily, ten minutes each day. If children read a book at home, they can log in to their Accelerate Reader account and take a quiz on their book at home. 


Autumn Term


Talk for Writing

During Autumn Term, Bash class explored two different texts in Talk for Writing. Our first was The Day the Crayons Quit, where children wrote an exciting story based on a conflict and resolution plot. Our second was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, using the model text of Lucy Through the Wardrobe. During this unit, we wrote an opening and build up focusing on the setting. Children explored different writing techniques to describe their setting such as personification and onomatopoeia.



In Autumn Term, the children developed their place value knowledge, introducing hundreds into their knowledge of tens and ones. We explored this with the use of manipulatives and pictoral exmaples of resources. We then moved on to exploring addition and subtraction, introducing and developing our understanding of the formal column method for both addition and subtraction. 

We began by recapping our 2, 5 and 10 times tables before moving onto our 3, 4 and 8s. These are the times tables year 3 children should be secure in by the end of year 3. You can support your child by using timestable rockstars three times a week for ten minutes each. 


Talk for Reading

We use the scheme Talk for Reading for our reading and comprehension. During Autumn Term, we start our year by exploring the picture book Window by Jeannie Baker. This book took the children on a journey through a suburb of Sydney, exploring the theme of environmentalism. We then moved onto exploring an archaic text, Charlotte's Web, following the story of Wilbur the pig and his adventures after meeting a wonderful, friendly spider named Charlotte. 



Who were the Greatest Builders?

During Autumn Term topic, the children explored the settlements, clothes, tools and jewlellry of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We investigated which rocks would make the most effective tool, considering factors such as durability and sharpness. We further explored this through a variety of media including art and fieldwork enquiry in which we went out into the local community.