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School Year 2019

During the first half of Autumn Term the BIG focus is Science. The children will be learning all about their bodies, senses and how to take care of themselves. They will be using their senses to take part in different activities and learn about how our bodies function to make us healthy.  Through our science learning, we will be looking at seasonal changes in the school grounds and local area, starting our longitudinal study on finding a home for Billy the beetle. The children will do a seasonal walk around Anton Lakes to look at changes in the environment.


In the second part of the Term the rich texts we will be using through this topic are ‘Meerkat Mail’ and ‘The Lion Inside’. Through these books the children will be learning to write setting and character descriptions. Children will be learning to punctuate sentences correctly, spell keywords accurately, use ‘and’ appropriately in sentences and use adjectives in their writing.


Using Google Earth the children will be learning about where Africa is in the world and learning about the animals that live in this continent.


In Art and Design, the children will be creating animal masks and picture of the sun setting with animals in the forefront. We will be exploring African drumming, songs and chants in music and sharing these with some of the Year Two children.


Woodpecker Class Staff

Woodpecker Class Staff 1 Mrs O'Leary - Class Teacher
Woodpecker Class Staff 2 Miss Neville - LSA
Woodpecker Class Staff 3 Mrs Vosakiwaiwai - LSA

Enjoyment in Learning

Enjoyment in Learning 1 Maths
Enjoyment in Learning 2 PE/Gym
Enjoyment in Learning 3 Emergency Services Visit
Enjoyment in Learning 4 PE/Gym
Enjoyment in Learning 5 Maths
Enjoyment in Learning 6 Supertato Comic Scenes

We believe that all our children have the right to

Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals

We work together to respect

Everyone in our community regardless of difference

We realise that we all have a responsiblity to

Make the best contribution we can