Welcome to Woodpecker Class
A Happy New Year and a very warm welcome back to the Spring term! Woodpecker Class is taught by both Mrs Spurway (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Baker (Thursday - Friday). The class is supported by Mrs Bisgrove, Mrs Bagwell and Mrs Witcombe across the week. We hope to show some of the things we have been learning as well as what is ahead!
Our Christian Value for this term is Perseverance. We have been looking at stories from the Old Testament of the Bible, lives of famous people and at our own everyday lives to find perseverance. In RE we are looking at the concept of God, and thinking about what Christians believe God is like. Our Topic for this term is Africa, covering science, geography, art, music and design and technology. Our school welcomed Dr James Buckle, to talk about his charity work with Akamba Aid in Kenya. We will explore differences between rural schools in Africa and the UK, as well as finding positive ways to help school children in the Akamba region. In Computing, the children will develop their understanding of e-safety and coding, as well as using i-pads to research facts about our topic. PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon. A named PE kit needs to be kept in school.
We encourage each child to be as independent as possible, so they are able to easily find their own things and are able to get ready and feel secure with their learning. As always, reading fluency has a huge impact on each child's confidence. Please do continue to read with your child every day and talk about the book to help extend reading comprehension. Books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or more often when needed. In Year 2 we are working hard on spelling accuracy and consistent handwriting, with clear ascenders and descenders.
The class are learning key number facts such number bonds to and within 10, 20 and 100 as well as 2, 5 and 10 times tables. In Year 2 this really important as it leads the way to confident mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
Your child will have weekly spellings to practise, as well a Maths home learning activity, such as maths facts to learn and problems to solve. Please return Home Learning books on Monday so that Mrs Spurway and Mrs Baker have time to mark them!
We really do appreciate your support and we look forward to lots of creative learning in the term ahead.
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