​   Welcome to Woodpecker Class: Reception and Year One

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Welcome to the Woodpecker Class page.   This term the Reception children have been busy exploring their new class.  They have enjoyed learning about letters and sounds and they are proving themselves to be excellent budding mathematicians.  They have been learning about numbers and shapes and are all enthusiastic about the learning opportunities available to them.  Our topic this term is What is Magical About Me? And related to this children in Woodpecker class have been learning about being a magical friend, writing superhero stories and writing about their families. In Science children have been learning about their bodies.  They will be learning about other animals after half term, they will also be learning about animals habitats.




Reading Reception and Year 1
Reading in Reception and Year 1 is the most important aspect to home learning. Reading is not just about recognising and ‘reading’ words, it is about understanding what is being read. Reading everyday with your child will help them to develop in all aspects of their learning. When you are sharing a book with your child it is important to ask them questions about the story. For example, can they predict what the story is about from looking at the front cover?  Can they say what will happen next or at the end of the story? Can they describe the characters or the story setting?  Can they explain why they like/dislike the story?  Who is their favourite character and why?


Both Reception and Year 1 children will receive a new set of spellings each week. The spellings are linked to words they are learning in their phonics. The expectations are that your child will be able to read and write the words given before a new spelling is issued.

Year 1 Homework

Year 1 children will receive an additional piece of homework that is linked to the learning your child is doing in class.

What do we do in our class?

We love learning both inside and outside and we are always very busy. Look below to see some of the things we have been doing this term.



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What have we been doing recently?

In RE children have been learning about different places of worship and have drawn pictures of our church.


Year one children are using the skills they are learning in maths to solve problems and become confident in their number work.  They are becoming great at working together to solve problems and help each other when they need to.