Welcome to Woodpeckers! We have 10 pupils, from year 2, 3 and 4 in our class. This year we have two teachers in Woodpeckers, Judith on a Monday Tuesday and Wednesday and Helen on Thursday and Friday.  We have a great team of Support Assistants with Sue, Lyndsey, Taylor and Louise all working hard to support your children.
This term our topic is the 'Where in the World do I live?'   Books we will be looking at this term are "Peace at Last" by Jill Murphy and "Lila and the Secret of Rain" by David Conway and June Daly. We will be experiencing objects of reference, learning the signs and using pictures /labels / symbols /language to create and develop own writing skills.  In Science we will be looking at different animals including humans and thinking about what they need to be healthy including trying different foods. We have some special days such as International Day of Dance where we will be thinking about Flamenco Dancing and tasting food from Spain.   Please check out the overview of the term for more details. Don't forget to look at Evisense for photos too!
Please take some time to look at the links below, there are lots of different activities you can try with your children from sensory play, physical activities to handwriting and reading comprehension. Don't forget your Education City Login's which have lots of different fun games for your child to play.
Every other Monday we will be going out and about on the school minibus, this is a really important part of our curriculum and we do a lot of work during these Outdoor Learning opportunities. This term we will be continuing to go swimming so it would be great if you could spend some time at home developing your child's independent dressing and undressing skills, the quicker we are the more time we have in the swimming pool!  Swimming will be on a Tuesday. On a Wednesday we have Forest School, please can you make sure you have suitable footwear (wellies are great) and coats in on this day as we will be going out whatever the weather.
We look forward to a great term in Woodpeckers class, learning, playing and sharing. 
Useful websites
Here are some fun activities you might like to try at home:-
The phonics scheme we follow is 'Read Write Inc'.  Here are the sayings we use as we teach letter formations:-
Internet safety information
Here are some short videos to watch and talk about with your children about keeping safe on the internet.  There is also a really useful website for adults and guardians to provide more guidance about internet safety. 
Exploring Technology
Here is a game you might like to play:-
Or why not play your own 'looking game' using 3 bowls / containers to hide a toy, chocolate button or sweet underneath, move the bowls around and see if your child can find the hidden item. You could make this more difficult by using more containers.  Perhaps your child would like to hide the item for you to find too.
Thinking and Problem Solving
Songs and stories linked to RE:-