Well the start of term term is fast approaching and I can’t wait to share with you all the exciting activities I have planned for us all. It’s time we had fun learning again and sharing with each other all that we have been up to over the summer and whilst in lockdown.
Please be looking at your guided reading book all about the United Kingdom and learning what you can about where we live. This will help prepare you for our new topic ‘Wishing for Wonders’. We are going to be discussing the beach habitat so if anyone has been away to the seaside then please come ready to share your experiences with the rest of Woodpeckers.
I shall be sharing more activities on the google classroom during the course of this week, so please log in via Wonde and see them there.
Looking forward to catching up properly with everyone on the 9th of September.
If you need to ask anything please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope you are enjoying the start of the summer holidays, the sun shine...... birds are singing.... and hopefully you are having fun.
I have posted some summer activities onto the google classroom for you to have a look at, if you fancy. Check out the '6 wishes' post, what would you wish for if you could ask for anything? See the videos and find out what other people say. Let me know what you think on the google stream.
Have fun and stay safe.
Dear Woodpeckers parents,
I hope that you are all well, and looking forward to a fresh start in school for our new Woodpeckers children. I hope to offer an inspiring, knowledge and skills-based, hands-on curriculum which the children will enjoy and thrive on. I understand that this is a huge time of change, and that routines may be slightly different but I feel it is important to celebrate our children and share amazing times together and learn as we explore.
With that in mind I have asked the children to come to school fresh and ready to learn, be prepared to have fun, whilst following our school and class rules. We celebrate success in many ways and acknowledge hard work and positive behaviour. In Woodpeckers class we have many rewards with ‘rice in the jar’ working towards a whole class reward, compliments to recognise individual achievements and Privilege Postcards home to highlight particular points of merit.
Our class moto is: ‘If something’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing well’. If you are trying your best, you should never feel undervalued. I try to follow this myself in everything I do.
I look forward to getting to know you all in September and catching up a little at the transition sessions.
Our first terms topic will be:
‘Wishing for Wonders’
where we shall be learning about the place where we live: The United Kingdom. Using key open-ended questions we will explore where we have been? What was it like there? What physical features did you see? Focusing on the land and water elements. Then consider the human influences: such as the effects of cities, ports, farming, castles etc.
If you could support your child’s learning by buying the following book:
“Maps of the United Kingdom” by Rachel Dixon,
that would greatly help them, as we shall all be looking at the book together, it can be second hand. I hope that this reference book will be something they can share with you and the family and refer back to during their time in key stage two.
I will be offering several different ways that you can, as a parent support your child over the summer, to help them prepare for the transition into Key stage two.
Please feel free to be flexible and try things, when they are ready and receptive to learn. If they are disinterested, leave it or try it again later. Learning should be fun and child initiated, little and often works best.
Please enjoy your special times over the summer and I Look forward to hearing all about these experiences in September.
Places to find support:
This Woodpeckers website:
I will post regular updates for parents and guidance on what’s coming up over the holidays.
Woodpeckers Google Classroom and Stream:
Log in to Wonde and access weekly activities and videos.
Reading: anything!! Magazines, newspaper, books, leaflets, maps!
Times tables: Practice using TT Rockstars,
timestables.co.uk website is a useful resource
Newsround: watch it when you can!
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I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday. I can't wait to start learning together and sharing wonderful learning experiences in September.