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Welcome to Woodpecker Class page. We are a mixed Year 1/2 class and our teacher is Miss Granger and our teaching assistant is Miss Court. 

Miss Granger will have her planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time all day on a Tuesday.

Home Learning

It is still essential that the children are completing home learning tasks in order to consolidate their learning. We cannot express enough the importance of your child reading daily. Spellings of the Year 1/2 Common Exception Words will continue to be sent home each term following an assessment of what the children know. We recommend that the children spend a short amount of time each day practising these. This term, we are also sending out some optional home learning challenges for the children to further their engagement with our topic. Children can pick one or two activities and there will be an opportunity to bring in and share towards the end of the term.




Regular reading both independently and with an adult/older sibling.


Spellings- Practice the Year 1/2 Common Exception words.


Sounds-Write Homework (this will be issued fortnightly on a Monday and to be returned on the Friday of that week).



In Year 1, children will bring home a Sounds-Write specific reading book to read daily at home. In Year 2, children will bring home a Sounds-Write specific reading book to read daily at home and once all of the Sounds-Write books have been completed will be moved to coloured band books. The children will only be moved to the next book once they are 90% fluent in reading their Sounds-Write books. Please record that a child has read to somebody at home in their Reading Record. Adults in school will assess and monitor children’s progress on internal records, logging against Sounds-Write criteria, so will no longer be recording this in the Reading Records, which will primarily be for home adults to use. Sounds-Write books will usually be changed early in the week and children will also be bringing home a library book weekly to encourage reading for pleasure.

PE Kit

PE sessions will be held on the days stated below; however, there will be occasions where we will need to be flexible so please ensure your child has their PE kit available in school every day.

PE kit should consist of black shorts or jogging bottoms, their house coloured plain t-shirt and their school jumper.

Please ensure all items of uniform are named!

Woodpecker – Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon.

As one of our learner’s values, we encourage the children's independence in communicating messages; however, any important messages can be communicated via email to the office or please feel free to pop in and see us; we hold an open door policy and are more than happy to arrange a convenient time to meet.

Kind regards,

Miss Granger

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