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About Us

Birch - Year 3

Welcome to Birch Class.                                          

Our class teacher is Miss Irwin supported by Mrs Caulfield and Miss Croucher.  

Main Topics and Trips for 2023/2024

This year, Birch Class will learn about: Romans, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Stone Age, Egyptians, Volcanoes, Antarctica and Settlements. 

Our trips and visits for the year will be: Matilda the Musical (cinema), Bronze Age (virtual workshop), Science Museum, Freshwater Theatre Company, a local visit for Geography and The Tate Modern.

Birch weekly timetable can be found at the bottom of this page, however it may change due to special events or changes in the calendar.

Physical Education (PE)

Our PE days are every Tuesday and Thursday

Your child needs to come into school wearing their PE kit, which consists of a plain t-shirt, plain joggers/shorts and a plain jumper. Trainers are also allowed. Your child will stay in their PE kit for the whole day.  


Homework will be set every Friday, and will consist of a Mathletics task, set of spelling words (written and on Spelling Shed) and TTRockstars. Please return the homework the following Friday, so it can be checked. 

Reading and Reading Records

We expect your child to read every day. Your child's reading record must be brought in every Friday to be signed. Reading is such an important part of your child's development so please prioritise this task. 

Our Class Rewards

We have many rewards in Birch Class, which consist of:

Class dojo points, stickers, Golden Globes and certificates every Friday.

Texts/Books for the Year

Autumn Term


Jim a Cautionary Tale

The First Drawing

Escape From Pompeii

The Tin Forest

Polar Express

Class stories

Bill's New Frock

The Firework maker's Apprentice

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

Spring Term

The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

The Lost Spells

Black Dog

Cloud Tea Monkeys

Fortunately The Milk

Summer Term

Earth Shattering Events 

The Day I swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish

The Tear Thief

The Legend of Sally Jones

Contact Us

  • Poverest Primary School, Tillingbourne Green, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent, BR5 2JD

  • 01689 816060