Home Page


 We are Woodpecker Class 




Hello everyone!

Our topic this half term is WHO IS REALLY SAVING THE WORLD.

This topic will allow us to explore the many different people who help us and our world and will lead into our Christmas wondering. We will also be having fun with superheroes and finding out about stories which contain heroes and villains!

Please make sure homework is returned on Monday 30th October so we can begin to share ideas.

Our Value this half term is COMPASSION.


We embrace having a GROWTH MINDSET.

We are Independent Iguanas, Perseverance Penguins, Curious Cats, Challenging Cheetahs

and Not Yet Yetis! See if your children can tell you how we use these in class.





PE on the apparatus!

Our Remembrance Servicewith Mr Ferguson from St Mary's church.

Week Commencing 13th November 2017

NB : No Forest School this week as I am leading the Prospective Parent Morning on Wednesday morning


English - Super girl and the Reindeer - our Talk 4writing story - identifying beginning, middle and end of a story

                                                                                                    - generating verbs

                                                                                                    - generating description

Maths - introducing subtraction as DIFFERENCE

            - identifying coins and running a shop in our Maths Mission

Science - Sense of TOUCH

PE - apparatus

Children in Need is on FRIDAY - please come in pyjamas/slippers and bring a £1 for Children in Need. There will also be a giant cake stall at playtime. Please contribute a FEW buns or biscuits and bring 50p for this too.




Edward! Thank your daddy for us. It was a super visit!

 Week commencing 6th November 2017

Welcome to REINDEER WEEK! We are very grateful to Andrew Cardy for bringing the Reindeers to school on Monday completely free of charge! All the Infant and Junior children will be meeting the reindeer and if you have pre school children please come a little early at the end of the day so that your little ones can have the same experience. They will be in the playground. 

English - skills week based around the reindeers. Writing a good sentence including adjectives as describing words.  We will also be learning a new story by heart using Talk4Writing techniques.

Maths - continuing to use the = sign to show BALANCE. We will be doing this in different contexts including money

Science - Reindeers- what do they need to survive? What do they eat?

Computing - Ipads and Beebots - writing a simple programme.

Forest School is on Wednesday - warm layered clothes including a coat and wellies please.

History/RE - Remembrance  - we will be making poppies and sharing these in a school collective worship when we remember the bravery of the Armed Force heroes.


Week Commencing 30th October 2017.

NB Forest School on Wednesday :)

This week we will be focussing on the following:
English : What is a question? Which words do we use when we are asking a question?

              Making a labelled drawing of our special heroes using adjectives.

Maths : Exploring Equivalence - what signs mean + - <> +=

Science : Our senses 3 - Smell and Taste

Computing : Using Beebot to programme and begin to use 2Code on the PCs/Ipads

Art : Mondrian

PE : Real PE on Mondays. Please make sure PE kits are in school.

      FOREST SCHOOL will take place on 1st November, 8th November and 22nd November.

Spellings : Days of the week

PSHE : Growth Mindset 1



Breadmaking and Diwali Celebrations!

Week commencing 16th October 2017: Interfaith week


Literacy: Skills : Continuing work on sentence structure. Writing a reflection of what we have learnt about prayer this week. Writing teaspoon prayers.

Science:  Sense of SIGHT

Maths : Place value

PE : Outdoor games

Art : Rangoli patterns

Spelling: these will be sent out on FRIDAY (ar). The children all now have a sight words book. Please practice reading these words by sight.

RE : Interfaith week - how and where do different faiths pray. We will look at Judaism, Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam.

Music :  Charanga music scheme Y1

Computing: E safety and exploring the new ipads

Forest School Week 3 Fairy houses and dragons!

Measuring our feet and handspan with multilink

Measuring our feet and handspan with multilink 1
Measuring our feet and handspan with multilink 2

W/c 9th October 2017

Literacy: Skills : Writing our Harvest poem remembering we need Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops in our sentences. Writing instructions to make bread using BOSSY verbs eg "put", "mix" etc

Science:  Sense of HEARING

Geography: Harvests around the world. Identifying England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland on a map of the UK.

Maths : Measuring our feet, hand span, arms, legs waists using non-standard units and asking whether this is a good idea. Using comparative language.

PE : Forest School and Outdoor games

DT: Baking bread

Art : finishing our portraits

Spelling: these will be sent out on FRIDAY (QU). Spelling test on FRIDAY too

PSHE/RE : How do people celebrate Harvest around the world?

Music : Harvest Songs and Charanga music scheme Y1

Computing: E safety and exploring the new ipads

Forest School Week 1...such excitement!

Week Commencing 2nd October in Woodpeckers...

***Forest School week 2 on Wednesday

Please send your child to school in play clothes (joggers/leggings), a coat, wellies. Please bring school clothes/shoes in a bag as we will get changed on our return before lunch.


Literacy: Skills : Making our own information book. We will also be learning our amazing harvest poem to perform at the Harvest festival.

Science:  We will be identifying the senses associated with different parts of our bodies.

Maths : Measuring our feet, hand span, arms, legs waists using non-standard units and asking whether this is a good idea.

PE : Dance for Harvets Show

Art : Collage - fish

Spelling: 'ng' words

PSHE/RE : How do people celebrate Harvest around the world?

Music : Harvest Songs

Computing: E safety and exploring the new ipads



The children are all now in phase groups for phonics. The words sent home are a mix of words which can be decoded by using phonics and keywords which need to be learnt by heart.


Mathletics passwords have been stuck into the inside of the reading diaries. You can access mathletics and the class pages on ipads and phones as well as on a PC.


An outing to Mumbery field to use our senses. What will we see, hear, touch and smell?


Reading:- Please listen to your children read daily, encourage use of known phonics and sight words.   Discuss the text after reading the book and ask the children questions to check understanding. This is a really important skill.

Phonics:- Please encourage your children to use known phonics sounds when reading.  Phonics will continue to be taught through structured lessons.

Spellings :- will be sent home on a Friday. These will be explained at the welcome meeting.

Maths :-  Please log on to Mathletics, logins can be found in  the front of your children's diaries.

Sight words: (little red book)please help children to learn these to say on sight rather than sounding them out.  This really helps develop their fluency when reading.

Thank you




    Education  City


Purple Mash





              Phonics play 


     ICT Games          Click ICT games image for Maths and English games  


                  Click image for phonic sounds  





   Oxford Owl        Reading resources