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Woodpecker - Year 2

WELCOME to Woodpecker Class page 2016-17
A very warm welcome to our new Woodpeckers! We are really looking forward to our new school year!

 Some exciting visitors!

On Wednesday Woodpecker Class has some very exciting visitors!

They were scaly and patterned and arrived in boxes with a man.



The visitors included a Chinese water dragon, a chameleon called Euripides, a python, a tarantula and a beautiful  alligator called Tinkerbell. 

Some of the children were a little nervous to touch the animals but most people overcame their fears and had a go. These reptiles were surprisingly friendly and didn't seem to mind all the attention! The only slight mishap was when a live locust (due to be fed to the chameleon), skuttled across the floor in a bid for freedom. He was however caught and returned to his box, much to the children's disappointment!

Today the Woodpeckers visited the Bath Literature festival. in the Guildhall.  We saw an author called Tom Percival who helped us all to make up a new story. His books 'The Little Legends' series, looked very interesting and exciting.

After we went to the Bath Abbey and walk around inside. We managed to solve some of the quiz question but really needed more time and a guide to help us look for all the clues!

Mrs Johnson bought us a candle and we all thought of someone special to us and said a prayer quietly. The candle will be burning in the Abbey even when we get home.


There were many people singing and playing music in Bath and we listened to their music whike we ate our packed lunches sitting on some steps.


Bath 4.10.16

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We also bumped into this beautiful pig!
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The Woodpeckers have made a great start to the year and are already getting used to the new routines and expectations.

This term we are learning about Meerkats and will be using the book 'Meerkat Mail' as a focus for our literacy.

If you have any information or resources you would like to share, we would be very grateful!

Please see the 2016-17 Year plan (attached below as a document) for further information about our topics.

For a more detailed look please look at the document called 'Autumn 1 2016' 


Last Tuesday the children and staff enjoyed dressing up as  Roald Dahl characters. Mrs Johnson became Mrs Twit for the day, complete with glass eye and walking stick and Mrs Chalk was Charlie Bucket with a golden ticket in her pocket.




A few reminders for the children:  smiley

  • PE is every Monday
  • Swimming is every Friday
  • Please ensure that the appropriate kit is in school.
  • Homework will be given out on a Monday and due in on the following Monday.

A reminder for parents smiley

Meet the teacher meeting will be on Tuesday 20th September 2:40pm in Woodpecker classroom. Please come along if possible, thank you.