Woodpeckers class are lucky enough to have two teachers. Mr Bashford teaches four days of the week, and Mrs Burch will teach on Thursdays. They also have Miss Palmer as our class TA every day of the week, and Miss Westmore on Tuesdays.
The children will receive homework which will usually include a weekly Spellings task and a timetable task - they should bring their book in weekly so that these can be marked and stuck in. The children will do a spelling and times table test every Friday. Reading regularly with your child is also really important (and great for our word count) so please encourage the children, as will we, to bring their books home to share with you. The children will have two P.E sessions every Tuesday with Mr Blacker.
If you have any questions please come and see us before or after school and we will be more than happy to help!
This term the children will be focusing on Geography during topic sessions. They will be learning about our local environment, Europe and how to read maps. In Science we will be learning about 'Animals including Humans' so will be performing lots of experiments, getting to know the digestive system and searching for minibeasts. We are hoping in art to study a local artist and in March we plan to go the moors to explore some of our heritage. The children will be learning the story of 'Patrick' and 'Albert' so we are hoping that they continue to improve their range of vocabulary as well as their use of punctuation and a range of sentence types. Our class story this term is 'The Worlds Worst Children' by David Walliams. We will continue to keep you updated weekly with how the children are getting on with their spellings and times tables.
Our topic this term is 'I'm a Briton Get me Out of Here!'- the children will be learning about the Romans and then about the Anglo Saxons and the effect that both these tribes had on Great Britain. Hopefully, the children will be sharing their enthusiasm of this subject with you and we would love to see or hear any ideas you have to offer! In Science the children will be doing Electricity and we hope that whilst learning to be safe around electrical sources they will also be able to conduct their own electrical circuit.
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