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Latest news from Much Birch Primary School in Hereford, Herefordshire

Year 4 play scripts

Year 4 have been learning all about the myth of Romulus and Remus. They’re studied the story and written and performed play scripts based on this myth.

Year R

Reception have been busy settling into their new class, exploring the outdoor learning environment and getting to know each other. One of their favourite games is playing ‘Duck, duck, goose’.


Year 2 maths

Year 2 have been learning to read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and words this week.  They had a very busy morning

counting objects.

Year 1 – Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Year 1 have begun their topic on dinosaurs and as part of English are reading ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ by Ian Whybrow. We have retold the story in the style of Pie Corbett using actions and a story map.    In Maths we have been very busy counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and also learning about sequences and ordering numbers from smallest to biggest and biggest to smallest.

Lots of children have been on the rainbow and on the star this week.  Well done everyone! We are looking forward to awarding lots more stickers and points to go towards points prizes next week!


Hands Around the World

A huge well done to some children in Year 4 for organising the first fundraising event of the year.  They raised a fantastic £37.10 by selling a range of books and toys that were donated to school last term.

Well done for all your hard work!






Bush Craft Residential – Day 2

If you thought your children were dirty yesterday, then you won’t want to see them today. A quote from Danny, “All the paint has come off.” Quote from Mrs Willimont, “Are you sure? You might need a scrubbing brush and some carbolic soap on Saturday!” After a successful night under tarp (success being fast asleep by 10pm) we practised our first aid skills on the tribe leaders, managing not to drop them whilst carrying them on the plastic bag stretchers! 6 amazing volunteers attempted to eat the salmon eyes. Drew and Roman actually did! Hats off to them! Isaac’s animal shelter unfortunately wasn’t waterproof. The afternoon has been spent honing their hunting skills with tomahawk throwing and archery, followed by archery tag. We needless to say have not caught our tea. Safe outdoor pizzas are awaiting us, and most of the children are wanting to sleep under the tarp tonight. We can’t wait for tomorrow’s excitement.

Bush Craft Residential – Day 1

We have arrived and are now thoroughly dirty, and there’s not a shower in sight. “Yippee”. Unfortunately due to the extremely hot weather, we weren’t able to build fires, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to make cotton wool and Vaseline grenades. After a burger lunch, we camouflaged ourselves and spent the next hour crawling, hiding, falling over in the dirt and undergrowth playing games. As you can see the shelters are built for a night out under tarp. Dinner calls, followed by more fun and definitely more dirt.

Year 6 Hereford Cathedral Service

The Year 6 children attended the leaver’s celebration at Hereford Cathedral earlier this week. They were very well behaved and were the only school to perform a song as part of the service. They sang beautifully and Mrs Broomfield and Miss Sockett are very proud of their performance. Well done to Year 6.


Sports Day

Thank you to everyone that came to support this year’s sports day. We have received so many positive comments about the day and it was lovely to see such great team spirit amongst the children.   The family picnics were also a wonderful sight at the end of the event. Here are some photographs of the day for you to enjoy.

Year 6 outdoor learning

Year 6 have been enjoying time in the developing Forest School area. They’ve demonstrated their creative skills as well as their ability to work well within a team whilst creating mini works of art inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy as well as larger scale dens using a range of techniques.