Key Stage 1 – Year 2
Children carry on their Key Stage 1 education in the Woodpeckers Class, where we continue to emphasise enjoyment of learning through our Creative Curriculum, covering all the core areas of the National Curriculum to establish a good foundation to take them into Key Stage 2 (by the time they reach Year 3).
In the morning the Woodpeckers class focus their work on Literacy and Maths and in the afternoons they look at a weekly subject such as Music, Technology or History etc. within the overall topic area for that half term. They also have weekly PE sessions with a qualified Sports Coach.
Woodpeckers Class Teacher
Latest News From Woodpeckers Class
This week the Woodpeckers have been constructing junk model safari cars to travel through the rainforest! They have measured and created their own wheel axles using kebab skewers and fixed on their wheels using plastercine. They made sure sharp ends were covered and...read more
This week was the Woodpeckers' class assembly. The children showed off their knowledge of the Rainforest by sharing information from their fact files and Geography work based around continents and oceans. Children could talk about which continents had Rainforests...read more
The Kingfisher and Woodpecker Classes went to Tropical Wings Zoo. The children and adults enjoyed looking at different animals like lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, monkeys and birds. The children were able to walk around the tropical butterfly house and had butterflies...read more
We finished the end of term with an Easter Assembly. Parents, grandparents and friends of the school joined us for songs, poems and readings. Swans retold the Easter story, Owls read some of their own poems, including an Easter rap; Woodpeckers told the story of...read more
Last week the Woodpeckers shared their learning in front of the school and parents. The children retold the story of Noah's Ark using actions and shared their own versions of the 10 commandments. The children also shared some of their wonderful recounts based on World...read more
Today children and mums (and grandmums) enjoyed a belated Mother's Day lunch. Rachel, the cook, prepared a roast chicken dinner followed by sticky toffee pudding and custard. There were lots of empty plates and very full tummies! It was lovely seeing so many of you...read more
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We Are Working On
History – Travel and Transport
- How has transport changed over time?
- Early Travel – Viking Longboats
- A history of cars
- George Stephenson and Trains
- A history of Flight
- Comparing travel in the past, present and future
Science – Plants
- Observing Plants
- Seeds and Bulbs
- Life Cycles
- What do plants need?
- Plants we eat
- How do different plants grow?
Design & Technology – Bunting
- Evaluating different bunting
- Designing our own bunting
- Running Stitch
- Selecting and joining fabrics
PE – Futsal / Gymnastics
- Control and co-ordination
- Balance and agility
- New skills using the feet
- New rules and tactics
RE – Celebrations
- Chinese New Year
- Important Animals
- Culture, Custom and Celebrations
Computing – Presentation Skills
- Internet Safety
- Images and formatting images and text
- Presenting and saving