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Woodchurch CE Primary School

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Woodpecker Class


A warm welcome to our class page!


Term 1!

Welcome back everyone and welcome to year 2! I cannot wait to see what the year ahead has in store! Please have a look below to find any important information you may need for this term and more. I will upload any Home Learning tasks and extra practise to our home learning page. This page just tells you all about what is going on in Woodpecker Class over the course of the year including photos of our learning.



Reading underpins everything we do. I expect you to read every day, for at least 5 minutes and to discuss what you have read with somebody. You must also have your reading records signed daily (Miss Cooper will be checking everyday) so you can move up our Reading Rocket Challenge and receive rewards and prizes! You will have a variety of books to be reading at home including a 'Reading for pleasure' book from the library, a phonics books and an accelerated reader book when you move up to this later on this academic year. Your Phonics book may come off your list at some point in the year too.When you get an accelerated reader book you will have your zone, username and password in the back of your reading records. Please do not quiz at home. This needs to be done in school. Once at this stage you choose your own accelerated reader book within your own zones which gives you more ownership of your reading.


Times Tables


 This year our focus is learning our 2, 5 and 10 Times Tables, including knowing them in and out of order and the corresponding division facts e.g 2 x 3 = 6, 6 ÷ 3 = 2. It is no longer just counting up in steps ( although we need to know this too). Please find any home learning info for times tables on our Woodpecker Home Learning page.

You will have your Times table rock star logins in your reading records so please make the most of using these for rapid recall practise.



At Woodchurch we follow 'White Rose Maths'. In Maths this term we will focus on number and place value, this underpins the Maths we do for the rest of the year and it is a vital element of your learning. Again any extra support or information for Maths will be on our Home Learning Page for this too.



Phonics and spelling!

Phonics groups will run once we have assessed and grouped the everyone. Everybody will continue their phonics journey this year until level 5 is completed to a satisfactory level. I will share phonics groups at the first parents evening if you wish to know.

 Alongside phonics we will also be teaching a spelling rule using our new whole school approach to teaching spelling through spelling shed. You will get new spellings every week from the first full week which begins on a Monday and we practise this rule throughout the week in school and at home.

Your spellings to practise at home for the spelling challenge on a Friday will depend on your spelling and phonic knowledge. Again, I will make sure you know which spellings you are doing each week. 


Connected Curriculum 

This term we are looking at the topic Muck, Mess and Mixture.

Let’s get messy. Muck and mess are good. In fact, they're marvellous. Dive in and get your hands and feet all sticky and covered in paint. Play with liquids, squish some dough and check out the slushiest and mushiest foods. Pour, mix, stir, splat. How does it feel to get your hands covered in goo? Make a wobbly jelly and draw with wibbly clay. Write recipes, instructions, riddles and poems – there are loads of scrummy words to describe messy mixtures. Work with paint and other squelchy stuff to create a new gallery space. What will you make? How will you arrange it? How will the gallery make you and your visitors feel? Don’t worry about the mess – it’ll always wash.


Our Main Texts and stimuli for writing 








End of the day


Pictures from term 1







Harvest songs 


We are learning these songs for harvest this year.

Autumn Days


Harvest Samba

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Our Class Time Table & Curriculum Map


Please see below important documents for this term:


Please only use this link in school to complete your Quiz. Thank you.

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