South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

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South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Welcome to Woodpecker Class


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Welcome back to the Summer 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!


During this final term of Key Stage 1, with its concluding teacher assessments, we continue to:

  • foster an independent approach to learning and an 'I can do' mindset
  • encourage each child to read daily at home and at school.
  • practise given spellings at home, and
  • to learn given number facts and times tables for Maths Home Learning

We ask for Home Learning books to be returned on Mondays so that Mrs Spurway and Mrs Baker have time to mark them! 


Our Christian Value for this term is Peace. We will be thinking about peace for ourselves, peace with others and peace with God and our wonderful world. We are extremely proud of our children, who have been thoughtfully planning and leading class worship on Wednesdays. This has given the class deeper and more meaningful opportunities for reflection. a  In RE we will be finding out about Judaism, looking closely at what God, the Covenant and the Torah mean to Jewish people. 

We have a wonderful trip in the planning process in which our lucky Year 2 children will have the opportunity to climb the staircase inside the church tower and see the fantastic views of the village and its surroundings from the top of the tower. 


We will complete topic work on Africa, continuing our connection with Akamba Aid in Kenya. We look forward to seeing Dr Buckle and hearing his latest news! Our following topic is Castles. After the half term break it will be the turn of all Year 2 children to visit Frogmary Green Farm on Fridays. 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 greatly appreciate your ongoing support. As explained by Mrs Weston in the SATs Parent Workshop, there is a government video explaining Key Stage 1 assessment with very clear and supportive information. Please see the link at the bottom of this page.


Please do ask us if there is anything you are unsure of. We look forward to lots of creative learning in the term ahead.

Useful Documents  
Class Timetables

Whole School Long Term Plan 2018 2019

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Have a wonderful Summer Break, all children return to School Tuesday 3rd September