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Woodpecker Class

Autumn 2021

Welcome to Woodpecker class!


I hope you enjoyed your summer break!


We are back and ready for another year of learning! Fingers crossed that this year contains a lot more normality for you all. Autumn term is full of lots of fantastic learning opportunities!


PE for the first half term will be on a Wednesday morning so please make sure you have your kit in school ready for this. Please make sure you have some trainers in your PE bag ready for outdoor learning. You are welcome to have jogging bottoms and a jumper to keep warm as it gets colder. Please ensure hair is tied up and all jewelry is removed, this includes earrings. 


In English we are starting off by looking at the book 'The secret sky garden', which talks about our environment and the community. We will then be moving onto narratives with the book 'The day the crayons quit' and non-fiction writing about Romans in Britain. We will end the term with building up our skills for persuasive writing. 


In maths we will be studying different types of measures including mass and time. We will be working on our understanding of 2D and 3D shapes and looking at the number system with numbers up to 1000.


Our wider curriculum will be covered through learning about electricity in science, maps and globes in geography, colour and shape in art, moving pictures in design and technology, family and friends in PSHE, safe and effective searching in computing, God in RE, games in PE and singing in music. Wow!


We will be sending reading books home again with a reading record for you to complete with your child when reading with them. Please try to do this as often as you can to support their reading skills of decoding and comprehension.


If you have any queries please speak to myself in the first instance or contact the office staff.




I am very much looking forward to getting to know you all and continuing our learning journey!


Miss Prichard


Woodpecker class teacher


Other adults who will be in class on occasions include Mrs McDuffus (teaching assistant),   Miss Lawson (PPA teacher on Tuesday morning or afternoon).


The BBC has a specific learning platform full of interactive games and videos for you to have a look at, which cover the whole curriculum. Make sure adults check any videos and games before you watch or play them. Remember you must always ask an adult before you go online. You will need to click on the link and then click on the resources for primary school aged children which can be accessed by parents and teachers and includes online lessons which can be filtered by age or curriculum subject. Feel free to have a look and take advantage of their resources.