With Mrs Hammond
Welcome to Woodpecker's class page. Please read below to find essential class information. We will also upload photos of the children in action from time to time so keep an eye out!
Learning to Learn
In KS1, we encourage the children to develop the vital skills of collaboration, pro-activeness, being reflective, motivated and determined learners, with the following characters; the collaborative bumblebee, the proactive squirrel, the reflective fish, the motivated rainbow and the determined beaver. .
This Term's Learning
Each term, we aim to make the children’s learning as exciting and engaging as possible, starting with a topic launch at the beginning of each new topic. Our fabulous topic for this term is "The Great Fire of London!" Please see the topic web in the "what we are learning" section, which outlines what the children will be covering linked to our topic this term.
Collaborating with Blackbirds, Chaffinches and Songthrushes
Woodpeckers are just one of our four KS1 classes in the school alongside Chaffinches, Blackbirds and Songthrushes. The four classes will continue to work very closely together this year and we will be investigating the same topics each term. We have daily assemblies, where we all get together to sing, celebrate and share our fantastic learning.
We are timetabled to do PE on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon however the children should keep their PE kits in school all week, as when we face bad weather these times could change. For PE, the children will need: a white t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms, a sweatshirt for colder weather and trainers.
Outdoor Classroom with Miss Riley
The children will continue to visit the incredibly popular Outdoor Classroom weekly. We will visit the Outdoor Classroom on Monday mornings. As the children will be spending a lot of time outside, we highly recommend that they have a warm, waterproof coat in school.
Developing a love of reading
We want all the children to develop a love of reading. We will provide the children with a wide range of reading experiences daily to support this, exposing the children to as many high quality authors and books as possible.
It is essential that the children read as much as possible at home, which can be a mixture of school and home books. The children who read regularly at home, make significantly more progress across the curriculum than those who do not. Reading at home needs to be recorded in the reading diary, which should be signed to confirm that the reading has taken place. Children who read regularly at home will be rewarded to recognise their efforts. Books will be changed three times a week. Please ensure reading record books are in school every day.
Thank you for visiting our class page and make sure you come back regularly for updates. I am always around at the end of each day and I am happy to chat so please come and see me.