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Woodpeckers - Year 1 & Year 2

"Let Your Light Shine" Matthew 5:14-16

Welcome to Woodpeckers Class!

The class teacher for Year 2 is Mrs Smith and  Mrs Mummery is the Teaching Assistant.

Mrs Nicklin will provide cover.


This year, in Year 1 and Year 2, our topics are as follows:

  • It’s great to be me
  • Fire! Fire!
  • Nurturing Nurses.
  • Dare to be Different.
  • Incredible Inventions
  • Going Wild

Where possible, we try to link Science to the above topics. In Year 2 we cover:

  • Animals, including humans
  • Uses of everyday materials
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Plants

Every term, there are Knowledge Organisers connected to the class topic. These show the key learning points covered. These are sent out via Parentmail at the start of each half-term.  The knowledge organisers can also be found below:








Maths and English homework is sent out every week; this goes out on a Thursday and is expected back on the following Tuesday, completed to a high standard. Should your child need any extra support with this, they are to see Mrs Cox, where guidance and support will be given to ensure successful completion of their work.  The work set is based on what the children have been learning in class that week or revision of work from the half term.


Every child needs to be reading as often as possible at home. Please record in your child’s reading record any reading that is done. This doesn’t always need to be the school reading book.

There are many ways to help your child to learn. Listening to them read and talking about their books will help them to develop their inference skills in reading.

We encourage children to read a range of text types and authors.  Each year, we share a list of 50 books for the year group which we encourage children to read from.  They are awarded a certificate to show how many books they have read.  The book list for Year 2 can be found below.




PE takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays. Your child always needs to have the correct PE Kit in school. This includes pale blue t-shirt, black shorts and trainers. A black or grey tracksuit can be worn during the winter months.