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Image result for autumn termWelcome To The Woodpecker Class


Welcome back to school as we enter the second part of the Autumn Term. I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term and a well deserved rest. Please find below details abot the coverage in Autumn Term 2. I hope you find it useful.

Our theme this half term is entitled, 'The Great Fire Of London'.

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All curriculum subjects where possible will link with our theme.


Our English will incorporate a variety of both fiction and non-fiction texts. We will focus this term on the diary of Samuel Pepys and the fiction text 'Toby and the Great Fire Of London'.


Year 1

Addition and Subtraction within 10


Number: Place value within 20

Consolidation of this terms work

Year 2

Number: Addition and subtraction

Measurement: Money


Multiplication and Division


Year 1 - Everyday Materials

Year  2 - Uses of Everyday materials


London past and present

Life in the 17th Century

The events of the Great Fire Of London

Primary and secondary sources that give us information about the events.

What happened after the Great Fire of London

Samuel Pepys




Our unit is entitled, ‘Why does Christmas matter to Christians?’. Within this unit we will look at the account of the story of Jesus' birth and why Jesus is important to Christians. Recognise the stories of Jesus' life come from the Gospels. Give examples of ways in which Christians use the story of the nativity to guide their beliefs and actions at Christmas. Decide what they personally have to be thankful for at Christmas.


Construct Pudding Lane using a range of different materials

Plan my work

Choose and select appropriate resources

Bake bread


This term the children will take part in three PE lessons per week.

The indoor session will be gymnastics focusing on interpretive dance  and the outdoor sessions will be based on the unit Athletics.

General Information

Home Readers

We encourage the children to change their home reader books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please ensure your child’s bag contains the book you wish to change, plus the blue home school Reading Record. The teachers will collect all the blue Reading Records in on the above days and they will be returned the same day. We hope your child will continue to enjoy the home reading scheme this year.

Libary Books

Children will have the opportunity to visit the school libary weekly (Friday) and will be issued with books which they are allowed to take home. Please ensure your child does not loose their book and has their book in school on a Friday should they wish to change it.  



Homework challenges will be set every half term. Chldren in Year 1 will be given a red homework book and the Year 2 children will continue to work in their purple homework book. Please ensure your child hands these in at the end of each half term so that they can be marked and new challenges can be stuck in.

Mathletics Homework (the interactive computer programme we subscribe to). Each child’s login card will be stapled on the inside of their blue Home Reading Record book. Please encourage your child to use this whenever possible to consolidate maths skills.

All children have been allocated with a Reading Shed log in where children can practise spellings linked to their year group.


Water Bottles

Please ensure that all water bottles for use within the classrooms are transparent and named and not placed in the children's book bags as leakages cause irreparable damage.

PE Kit

Could we ask that you please ensure your child has their full named PE kit in school all week. It would be helpful if your child is familiar with their name label and can identify it.

Children require an indoor kit(shorts and T-shirt) and outdoor kit (warm tracksuit, socks and waterproof trainers)

We do go outdoors in all weather conditions for PE so it is essential when the colder weather approaches that the children are correctly kitted out.

Schools Bags

As space is limited within the classroom we kindly ask that children do not bring large rucksacks to school. The book bags that children had in reception are perfect. Please again ensure they are clearly labelled to save time at the end of the school day.

Christmas Play

I will be sending home Children's parts for the Chrsitams play at the start of the term our play is called 'Gnome Alone'. Each child will have a speaking part. Please encourage your child to learn these lines when ever possible. Many thanks in advance.





Weekly Maths Coverage

Autumn Term 2

Week 1

In maths this week we will be covering the following:

Week 1 - Commencing : Monday 29th October

Year 1 - Addition and Subtraction

  • Finding a part
  • Subtraction: Taking away, how many left? Crossing out
  • Subtraction: Taking away, how many left? Introducing the subtraction symbol
  • Subtraction: Finding a part, breaking apart
  • Fact families – The 8 facts

Year 2- Addition and subtraction

  • Add two 2-digit numbers – not crossing ten – add ones and add tens
  • Add two 2-digit numbers – crossing ten – add ones and add tens
  • TTRock stars x5 multiplication an division facts.


Week 2 - Commencing: Monday  5th November

Year 1 - Addition and subtraction

  • Recap fact families: the 8 facts
  • Subtraction: Counting back
  • Subtraction: Finding the difference
  • Comparing addition and subtraction statements a + b > c

Comparing addition and subtraction statements a + b > c + d

Year 2- Addition and Subtraction

  • Subtract a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number – not crossing ten
  • Subtract a 2-digit number from a 2-digit number – crossing ten – subtract ones and tens
  • Bonds to 100 (tens and ones)
  • Add three 1-digit numbers
  • TTRock stars x5 multiplication and division facts

Week 3 - Commencing Monday

Year 1 -  Geometry/Shape
Recognise and name 3D shapes
Sort 3D shapes

Year 2

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