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Woodpeckers (Year 1)

Welcome to Woodpeckers


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!

My name is Mrs Hammond and I have been a teacher at Bradley Barton School for the past nine years. I have been in education for the past 14 years and have worked with children across all ages from 3-11. I have a degree in Curriculum Studies and a Masters in Education. I am on the literacy lead team and I am the Initial Teacher Trainer for the school and help to develop and support PGCE and BEd students from Exeter and Plymouth University. Being a teacher is a huge passion and drive of mine and I consider myself very fortunate to have a job which brings me immense joy and reward. I I am currently learning about dyslexia and the importance of promoting language in the classroom.

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. .



Woodpeckers Class Commitments 

As a Class, we have set up our Class Commitments. These are behaviours we have agreed need to be shown to help everyone learn.


Our Commitments are... 


Use listening ears and follow instructions

Take it in turns to speak 

Use walking feet and inside voices in the school 

Have kind hands, kind feet and use kind words

Look after our classroom 

Keep ourselves and our friends safe 


The children have signed the class commitments to show that they will follow them.


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. 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.


Mrs Hammond