Woodpeckers

Year 1

Our Teacher is Mrs Brown

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Bylett and Miss M

Welcome!

This term our learning journey is: Can I be a knight?

News - w/b 26th Oct

In English this week, we have been using all our learning about adjectives and features of a letter to write a letter to Sir Jake to warn him about the dragons that are now flying around.

In maths, we have being learning find 'fact families' between 3 numbers, and comparing statements using the language 'greater than', 'less than' and 'equal to'.

Our Christmas play is looking fantastic! We're very excited to perform it to our families and friends.

This week we welcomed Miss De St Croix into Woodpeckers class. Miss De St Croix is a student teacher from Brighton university and will be teaching the class over the next couple of terms.

Click on the link above to find your child's homework for this week.

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has full PE kit in school at all times. We aim for one indoor and one outdoor session a week in all seasons, so please make sure children have suitable clothing including a black sweatshirt or hoody and black tracksuit trousers. We recommend trainers rather than plimsolls as they are more durable and stay in place better during sports.

**I would love to put some photos on our page but there are a lot of children without photo permission. If you would like to see photos of what your child is learning in class please complete a form from the office & return ASAP. Many Thanks!**

Our Castles and landscapes.

Bodiam Writing.pptx

Some of our amazing Bodiam recount writing.

Key Dates

  • Tues 4th Dec - 2pm Xmas performance
  • Weds 5th Dec - 5pm Xmas performance
  • Mon 10th Dec - KS1 visit to the Church
  • Thurs 13th - Infant Christmas party
  • Fri 14th Dec - Christmas jumper day
  • Weds 19th Dec - Last day of term
  • Thurs 3rd Jan 2019 - First day of Term 3

Reading

***We visit the library on Mondays***

Children will visit once a week with an adult to change their books. Unfortunately they cannot take a new one out until they have returned a book so keep them safe in book bags.

Please try and read with your child daily and write a comment in their reading record. These get checked once a week in guided reading so please don't write urgent messages in them. When they have finished reading their book, re-reading will develop their fluency and asking questions about the story will develop their understanding of the text. They could also write or draw a picture about what has happened or the characters.

Growth Mindset

We have been learning how to change our mindset and how we think about our learning. Last year we used the term "Have a go, your brain will grow!". We have learnt some new words which are linked to animals to help us remember them. So ask us about them and see if we can remember what they mean:

  • Persevering Panda - To keep trying and try a different way.
  • Disciplined Dog - To stay focused and follow the rules.
  • Imaginative Iguana - Think up your own ideas and pretend.
  • Curious Cat - Ask questions and look closely.
  • Collaborative Crab - Share ideas and listen to each other.