Welcome to Birch Class – Croeso i Dosbarth Birch
A warm welcome to the Birch Class section of the Maesglas Primary School website. If you are not yet doing so, we would recommend you follow us on Twitter using the @MaesglasPrimary handle. Throughout the week children’s learning is celebrated through Twitter using the #BirchMPS hash tag. If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting us via the school office.
Mrs L. Smith
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We promote using the outdoor environment at every opportunity. During the wetter months, please ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for outdoor activities e.g. wellington boots and a waterproof coat.
During the warmer months, please ensure that your child has a sunhat and that suncream has been applied before school. If children are scheduled to undertake outdoor learning you will be notified via a text message.
Your child will receive a home learning book which will be updated and sent out weekly. The book will contain details of the activity.
Home learning is sent home on Friday and will need to be returned by Wednesday to allow us time to mark and update the books with new challenges. Any home learning submitted after a Wednesday may not be successfully updated in time. The Birch team would like to thank you in advance for your support.
Our PE day is Wednesday.
Please ensure your child comes into school on P.E. day wearing their PE kit:
- PE Kit Indoor: Black or Navy Shorts / White Round-Neck T-shirt.
- PE Kit Outdoor: Black or Navy Hooded Sweatshirt /Black or Navy Jogging Bottoms / Trainers.
Please note earrings are not to be worn during PE and must be removed.
We aim to promote healthy living throughout the school. Children are encouraged to bring fruit / vegetables to school for their morning break.
Please also encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day so they can have access to water readily.
Please note as a healthy school we are not allowed to give out birthday cake / sweets.
As part of the new curriculum for Wales we have designed and developed our own bespoke curriculum. Our curriculum has taken into consideration the following four core purposes:
- Ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives.
- Enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work.
- Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world.
- Healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.
Learning will take place inside and outside the classroom with pupil voice at the centre of learning.