Ullesthorpe Church of England Primary School

Birch Class

Welcome to Birch Class

2023 - 2024

Our priority is to nurture and support our pupils as they move into KS2 and recognise the step up that many feel between KS1 and KS2. We prioritise helping every one of them to be the very best that they can be and have class agreement to help our classroom be a safe place where everyone feels respected and valued.


In Birch class, we aim to provide a rich and engaging curriculum which encourages a life-long love of learning in our children. Children in Birch Class will spend the Autumn Term swimming weekly and it is wonderful to see the progress that they make during these sessions. Year 4 also have the opportunity to attend a 2 night residential at Beaumanor Hall and test out their team work, resilience and have fun with friends.


We place a very high emphasis on the importance of reading and, as with all directed homework, we appreciate and depend upon the support of our parents to encourage and support a home-school learning partnership.


We will regularly communicate with our Birch class parents through emails and phone calls, but please do not hesitate to ask for a face-to-face meeting with one of the class teachers if any concerns or issues arise.

Mon - Wed: Mrs McMurran

Thur - Fri: Mrs Bostock


Key Information:

  • Please ensure suitable PE clothing: dark shorts or joggers; white t-shirts; trainers; hair to be tied back; jewellery removed or ear-rings taped.
  • Homework is sent out weekly and will include reading, spelling and maths. Please remember to practise times-tables and other Maths facts using Doodle Maths (all 12 Times Tables should be secure by the end of Year 4).
  • Our children are asked to read regularly - at least three times weekly - at home and they all have access to the class and school library, and are encouraged to borrow two books at a time.


Many thanks for your support in all that we do for our fantastic Year 3 and 4 children in Birch Class.


Mrs McMurran, Mrs Bostock and Mrs Sharpe 

The Birch Class Teaching Team