Welcome to Woodside Class

Our First Half Term

October 2018

The children have had a fantastic first half term at school and we are very impressed with how well all the children have settled. We have had great fun learning the new routines of school and have all enjoyed our 'All About Me' topic. The children have been very busy making their all about me boxes which they were very proud of. They have talked about their families, what they enjoy doing, what they are good at and what makes them special. The All About Me bag was a great success and all of the children were able to talk about what they had bought in. Well Done Everyone!

The children have really enjoyed our Song of Sounds phonic sessions and are all beginning to segment and blend to read simple words. The sounds we have taught so far are:

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b

Welcome to Woodside Everyone!

Autumn 1 2018

We have had a fantastic first morning in Woodside. The children were able to explore the classroom and were introduced to the new routines.

We started with the register followed by Wake up Shake up which the children were very good at! We then had our first phonics session and went on a listening walk with our listening ear hats.

The children were then able to experience 'discovery time' which is our child initiated time. This gave the class an opportunity to get to know one another and the adults. 

We had our first Snappy Maths session after fruit and milk where we started to learn number rhymes to help us form our numbers and then we looked at some 2D shapes.

The children received lots of stickers for their hard work and brilliant listening skills! Well done everyone!


Show and Tell

The children are really enjoying their new topic and are learning lots of facts about lots of different sea creatures!

Thank you to all those that brought in something to show last week. They loved telling the class about their items and spoke clearly and confidently!

Under the Sea

Woodside have a new topic! This term we are learning about the sea and what lives in it. We will be finding out about different sea creatures, reading about Pirates and using our art skills for collage, clay and painting. We cant wait to show you all the work we have produced!

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We hope you all have a wonderful break and look forward to hearing about what the children got up to when we return!

The children have been doing so well with their writing over the last half term. They have been using their sounds to spell unfamiliar words, using finger spaces to make their writing clear and practicing their letter formation. Maybe they could show you some of their wonderful writing at home by writing about their Easter weekend? They could draw a picture of who they saw, what they did or a scene from the Easter Story which we learnt about this week.

Please make sure they bring it into school so we can celebrate it!

Term 4


This half term our topic is called 'All creatures Great and Small'. We have introduced our topic by reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar which the children have really enjoyed. We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this half term which includes minibeast hunts, lots of creative activities, designing our own minibeast and some special visitors who will be talking about and showing us a range of animals! As well as reading lots of stories about creatures we will also be looking at lots of non fiction books and talking about the different features.

At the end of the topic we will have learnt lots of new facts so make sure you ask us some questions!


Forest Monday

We were so lucky with the weather on Monday morning as we experienced our very first forest session in Nomansland. The children were well wrapped up for a winter walk as it was bright but cold.

We learned some of the rules of Forest Friday and had fun following a 'Stick Man' picture trail.

We also had to collect some special forest treasure for Father Christmas.

Our morning ended with a very exciting trip back to school on the minibus.

Thank you to all the parent helpers who came along to support this activity.

Have  a look at some of the pictures we took during the morning. 


Term 2- We're going on a journey!

Please click here to see this term's topic overview.

Parent info Travel topic Oct 2017.doc

In our Phonics lessons, the children are learning their sounds really well and we are beginning to segment and blend words.

Please click here to hear our song of sounds and see the power point  information from last weeks reading meeting.

Song of Sounds Stage 1 song (children).mp3

Woodside phonics meeting.pptx

Have a look at some photos of our learning from last term.