Bradley Barton Primary School and Nursery All inspired to learn and inspired learning for all.

Woodpeckers (Year 1)

Welcome to Woodpeckers

Mrs Hammond



Mrs Palma




Miss Beer





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 eleven years. I have been in education for the past 16 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 the Initial Teacher Trainer and help to develop and support PGCE and BEd students from Exeter and Plymouth University. I am also the ECT Mentor for newly qualified teachers in our school. 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 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. .



Class commitments 

At the start of the year, Woodpeckers created a set of class commitments to follow to ensure that we have a safe, fun and fantastic year. We all signed these and have agreed to follow them all the time. 



We will be using Class Dojo to record and celebrate all our class achievements. There is also a section where I will post any interesting things the class is doing and any reminders of special things that need to be brought in.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding school, please feel free to use the Class Dojo to message me. I will endeavour to get back to any messages within 48 hours and will only check messages in working hours where possible (8am to 5:30pm). Please contact the school office if you have any urgent messages and refer to the school communication flowchart to ensure you get the most efficient responses. 



Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.