Rhododendron Walk, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8PN

01344 882631

Ascot Heath Primary School

“Confident learners in a happy, safe and secure environment”

Welcome to Woodpeckers class

Woodpecker drumming - The British Library

General Information

Woodpeckers Staff:

Mr Somers is the class teacher. 

Mrs Caunt and Mrs Amar are our classroom assistants. 

 

PE Days: 

We will be doing outdoor PE on Thursday and Indoor PE on Friday. We will not be getting changed for PE so feel free to wear clothes more suitable for PE on these days. 

 

Class Charter 

We spent some time thinking about some class rules that we should follow to allow us to learn, enjoy ourselves and keep safe. Take a look at our display!

Topics

Last Half Term

We spent a couple of days investigating our class bird! We learnt lots of interesting facts about woodpeckers and created some lovely woodpecker artwork. 

We then went on to our main topic 'Traditional Tales'. We had great fun getting stuck into some stories and looked at Little Red Riding Hood in greater detail. We had fun acting the story out and coming up with alternative endings and we even wrote our own version! Check it out.  

This Half Term 

Our topic is all about CHOCOLATE. We will be reading Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and doing lots of work based on this story. We will also be looking at Quentin Blake and creating our own sketches. Finally, we will be creating our own fantabulous chocolate bar and writing a recipe for them. Check out what we have done so far! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in French | Charlie et la Chocolaterie |  9782070601578 - Little Linguist

20 Things You Never Knew About Chocolate | Mental FlossRoald Dahl & Quentin Blake - Hello, Good Morning

Homework expectations:

Reading 

  • Children should be reading everyday, this can be anything they like - books you may have at home or a book they have brought home from school
  • Once a week the children should read the books they have been sent home as part of their Read Write Inc. lessons. They receive these on Wednesday and please remember to send them back in the following week. 

Counting

  •  Children should regularly be practicing to count in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s forwards and backwards. They should also practise to count on and count back from any number. For example to count on in 10s from 34... 34, 44, 54, 64.
  • Children should regularly practise quickfire addition to develop their mental calculation and knowledge of number facts. For example, doubling, halving, number bond. 

Writing

  • It's always handy to practise handwriting when you get a chance. Maybe practising the formation of letters or practise your joins.