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Woodpecker Class

Welcome back Woodpecker class!


I hope you enjoyed yourselves over the Easter break!


Fingers crossed over the summer term we can continue our learning with no further lock downs.  We will be maintaining our hand washing routines and sticking to our bubbles and our staggered start and end times in order to keep us all safe. Please make sure you only bring into school what you need and remain socially distanced while waiting at the beginning of the school day. 


PE for the first half term will be on a Friday morning so please make sure you have your kit in school ready for this. As the weather turns warmer we will be going outside more, so please make sure you have some trainers in your PE bag ready for this.


In English we will be looking at alternative traditional tales as well as researching and supporting our topic of 'Let's Go!' where we will be travelling (virtually) to different countries around the world and studying their geography as well as their cultures. We will record this in written reports and fact sheets. We will be reading lots of information about these countries and this will help us improve our comprehension and to widen our vocabulary.


In maths we will be studying different types of measures including mass and capacity, building on our knowledge of length which we completed before the Easter holiday. We will also revisit multiplication and division, fractions, graphs and shape.


Our wider curriculum will be covered through our topic, so we will study: significant people, artwork or music, geography, habitats and environmental changes all from the countries we are 'visiting.' As part of our PSHE we will be learning about medication and drugs as well as the name of body parts and getting ready for change and moving on to year 3.


We still have our year 2 email address that parents/carers can access if they have any questions over the coming weeks or you can contact the main office as well.


I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again 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 Slater (HLTA),  Miss Lawson (PPA teacher on Thursday morning or afternoon) and Mrs Dear (1-1 support).



Books for Year 2 children