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Woodchurch CE Primary School

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Woodpecker Class


A warm welcome to our class page!


Term 5!

Welcome to term five. I can't believe we're starting our summer term together - we're going to have the best term yet! 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 should you wish to explore and take part in these. 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 that you can look at too that i'll keep adding to over the course of the year. I will also post at least weekly on class Dojo to inform you of what we are learning in Woodpecker Class and what exciting things we are getting up to. 



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 and I will be checking everyday) so you can move up our Reading Rocket Challenge and receive rewards and prizes! We are working on fluency at the moment so books will only be changed twice a week and they do need to be re-read to build on speed and accuracy of what is being read.There will also be a reading for pleasure book from the library each week. When you get an accelerated reader book you will have your zone, username and password in the back of your reading records. This comes after phonics when ready. 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. All the children are in different places with their times tables some are on 2's and 5s and some are focusing on just times, or division facts.



At Woodchurch we follow 'White Rose Maths'. In Maths this term we will focus on multiplication and division. We have spent longer on basic skills to ensure they are embedded and we have recapped statements from year 1 in-case anything has been missed.  Again any extra support or information for Maths will be on our Home Learning Page for this too. If you have any questions about methods we use for maths and how to help your child please do ask. 



Phonics and spelling!

Phonics groups are running really well in school Monday -Thursday and on Friday the children practise their spelling challenges. We set between year 1 and 2 to really target what individual children need. 


 Alongside phonics we are also teaching a spelling rule a week using our new whole school approach to teaching spelling through Spelling Shed. You will get new spellings every week on a Monday and test on a Friday. We always have time to practise and revise these throughout the week as part of our practise sessions too. Don't forget to use spelling shed to practise too through their games. 


Your spellings to practise at home for the spelling challenge on a Friday will depend on your child's spelling and phonic knowledge. Again, I will make sure you know which spellings you are doing each week but please do ask if you are stuck. Spellings will always be uploaded to the home learning page too if they aren't in the back of reading records. We will not be checking reading records everyday to see if spellings are in. if you have been absent on a Monday or if a reading record has not been in school it is your responsibility to check the home learning page. 


Connected Curriculum Term 5

This term we are looking at the topic The Scented Garden. 


Tiptoe through the tulips as your senses discover the blooming foliage and enchanting fragrances of flowers and herbs. Round and round the mulberry bush we go, planting bulbs and seeds, and then watch them grow beneath sunshine and showers. Explore the astounding world of the scented garden, but be careful, there are some wild and dangerous plants out there that do astonishing things. Don't touch them. Use the marvellous properties of plants, flowers and herbs to make an exceptional gift for somebody special. Everything is coming up roses. Why not grow your own?


Some of our main texts for English and Whole Class Reading...











End of the day





Snippets from Term 1 Mess Muck and Mixture

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.

We use this part of our page during school to find links that we need...

Website links

Connected Curriculum 



Tues 19th Links

Mimosa Pudica - The Sensitive Plant