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Welcome back to school!

Mrs Plange,Mrs Watkinson and Mrs Culpin would like to wish all our Woodpecker class a warm welcome back to school.

We hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and I am sure you are now ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Year 1 and 2!

We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we can have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that the children enjoy the new challenges and approaches to learning that Year 1 and 2 has to offer! 

Our aim is to ensure that the Year 1 children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception.

The Autumn term starts wih us taking the children on a safari adventure. Our theme this term is entitled, 'Sensational Safari'this theme will run through all subjects covered within the curriculum.  We will also be taking the children on a visit to the Yorkshire wildlife park in October. During the visit children will take part in a safai themed workshop focusing on safari animals and their habitats.

We have been busy over the holidays preparing a safrai themed reading corner where children can read around a pretend campfire.

Image result for safari campsite reading corner ks1We will be starting the term off with an exciting first day back. The children will be learning all about the Tour of Britain in the morning. In the afternoon children will have the opportunity to see the cyclist on stage 3 of their journey as they bike through the village. 120 of the world’s top cyclists will take on a 182-kilometre stage, starting from the beautiful 300-acre estate of Normanby Hall Country Park and finishing in the heart of Scunthorpe near Central Park. We are very lucky to have this opporunity on our first day back.

During the first week back at school we will be sending home a letter with the children which outlines some of the rountines in the Woodpecker. We hope parents find this helpful, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see us.

Below is an outline of some of the subjects/activities that take place during a normal week: 

Monday- Indoor PE Gymnastics

Tuesday- Library day

Wednesday- Outdoor PE

Thursday- Spellings test

Friday- New spellings sent home

            Outdoor PE

Weekly Notice

Autumn Term 2

Week 2w/c Mon 6th November

In maths this week we will be covering the following:

Year 1 - 2D and 3D shapes

Year 2 - Money.

  • We will be exploring different ways to make amounts/comparing values and using different addition methods to find totals.

Week 3 w/c Mon 13th November

Year 1 - Place Value

  • Counting forwards and backwards and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words
  • Numbers from 11 to 20
  • Representing numbers in a variety of ways.

Year 2 -     X5 Multiplication facts and Money

  • Calculating the totals
  • Giving change
  • Solving two step money problems.