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Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Nursery. It has been a very uncertain time for us all, however we endeavor to provide a safe and secure environment for your child starting their school journey in Nursery.

Nursery is made up of two sessions with staff as below:

AM Nursery and PM Nursery

Class teacher: Mrs Chadwick

Teaching Assistants: Miss Goodall and Miss MacDonald

Over the first two weeks the children will be staggered to ensure all children are receiving full support to help them settle into Nursery, where during this time the children will play and build relationships with the adults and their peers.

At the end of your child’s session, your child will be called to the door by myself (Mrs Chadwick) with the TA’s supporting your children on the carpet. Please be patient as we call your child to the door, although we aim to get them to you as quickly as possible their safety is our priority at all times.

The topic this term will be What Makes Me Special and Celebrations and Festivals. During this topic we shall be reading lots of stories connected with feelings, keeping healthy and family. We shall be learning all about Autumn and what is connected to Autumn. The children will also be learning about different celebrations and joining in moving towards Christmas.

We also start to look at numbers to 5 and use concrete resources to help count. The children have free access to all math’s play to enable child-initiated learning.

This term we shall be doing Letters and Sounds which will involve listening skills, following simple instructions, joining in with music and what they can hear within their learning environment, this sets the foundation for the children to begin Read Write Inc (RWI) in Spring term 1.

We understand that you might have lots of questions and queries and we will try and keep you updated through our school website as well as Class Dojo, where you will be able to communicate with myself directly.

Many thanks,

Mrs Chadwick and the Nursery team

Nursery Welcome Letter Autumn 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Reception. It has been a very uncertain time for us all, however we endeavor to provide a safe and secure environment for your child starting their school journey in Reception.

Reception is made up of two class bubbles with staff as below:

Class 1 – Miss Crump
Class 2 – Mrs Smith

Reception additional teaching/supporting staff will be: Miss Hopley (Assistant Head Teacher and Early Years Lead), Mrs Gould, Miss Whitehouse, Mrs Feledziak and Miss Lee.

The next 2 weeks in Reception are staggered:

WB 7th September – 8.45am – 12.00pm (No lunch)
WB 14th September – 8.45am – 1.00pm (Lunch provided)
WB 21st September – 8.45am – 2.45pm (Full day)

You will be able to collect Reception children through the nursery gates at 2:45pm. At the end of the school day, your child will be called to the door by their own Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant only. Please be patient as we call your child to the door, although we aim to get them to you as quickly as possible their safety is our priority at all times.

In English this term our focus will be building on our phonics skills learning to hear and say the sounds in simple words for reading and writing. We will also be learning about how to handle books for reading and learning to recognise the Oxford Reading Tree characters.

In Maths, our focus will be on recognising numbers for reading and writing. We will be learning to count on in ones and place numbers in order, as well as an introduction to basic addition and subtraction calculations. We will also learn to recognise and name simple 2D shapes.

The topic this term will be All about me. During our topic lessons in the afternoon we will be learning all about our feelings and behavior towards others as well, talking about our family and friends. The children will also be learning about our 5 senses and people who help us such as police, doctors and firefighters.

PE day for Reception is Friday. The children do not need to bring in a PE kit until Spring term, however they will be required to wear their trainers to school on a Friday in readiness for their PE lesson in the afternoon. A reminder that NO jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We understand that you might have lots of questions and queries and we will try and keep you updated through our school website as well as Class Dojo, where you will be able to communicate with the class teachers directly.

Many thanks,

Reception Team

Reception Welcome Letter Autumn 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 1. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

As you are aware, times have been challenging over the last few years but we are hopefully moving towards a more settled time. We will be maintaining the arrangements that were in place in the Summer term for the first few weeks of the term, including handwashing and staggered starts and ends of the day. For further details, please see the Covid arrangements letter previously sent to parents in July which is available on our school website here: https://www.wodenprimary.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 3 – Mrs Everritt

Class 4 – Miss Thiara

Additional Teacher – Ms Chauhan

Year 1 Teaching Assistants are: Mrs V Williams and Mrs A Williams

As in Year 1 pupils will remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics (including spelling and handwriting), for which they will be grouped and may change teacher/classrooms. They will be informed of their teacher for phonics in lessons later this week.

We have a number of online learning sites for our children to access at home which staff will provide login details for at the beginning of this term. This will help children to apply Maths and English skills based on their learning during the past weeks. We also expect pupils to read their school book regularly and discuss the story and characters. Learning number bonds and times tables is also essential for their Maths work in school and activities may be set to support this.

Children should arrive from 8.40am each morning through their assigned entrance and should then go straight into their class after washing their hands. Registration is at 8.50am. Any late pupils after this time MUST follow correct procedures and enter through the school office.

As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment at all times. Class Dojo will be used to reward children for excellent behaviour and effort throughout the year.

In English this term we will be focusing on stories with familiar settings and personal experiences during Narrative Units as well as writing labels, captions and instructions during Non-Narrative Units. We will also be reading and writing simple poems using our senses. Throughout these units we will be focusing on learning grammar and punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on Number followed by Addition and Subtraction. We will also learn to use money, read time, name shapes, use basic measurement units and simple fractions. It is important that the children know and can quickly recall their number bonds to 10 – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

The topic this term is Marvellous Me. The Science objectives concentrate on the Human Body including Our Senses. During Art sessions, children will learn how to create their self-portraits and during D.T lessons they will also design and then make their own photo frames. R.E this term focuses on Christianity – Prayers from stories of Jesus. Children will also become Treasure Hunters and Painters to develop their Computing skills. There will be additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum. In Humanities this term the children will be learning all about me, which covers where they live and their local area.

PE days for Year 1 are Monday and Tuesday.

Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct PE kit (White T-shirt, Blue Shorts / jogging trousers and trainers) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a message on Class Dojo or contacting the school office.

Many thanks,

Year 1 Team

Y1 Welcome letter – Sept 21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 2. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

As you are aware, times have been challenging over the last few years but we are hopefully moving towards a more settled time. We will be maintaining the arrangements that were in place in the Summer term for the first few weeks of the term, including handwashing and staggered starts and ends of the day. For further details, please see the Covid arrangements letter previously sent to parents in July which is available on our school website here: https://www.wodenprimary.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 5 – Miss Rabone

Class 6 – Mrs Jones

Additional Teachers – Mrs Davis and Mrs Chima

Year 2 Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Perediuha, Mrs Childs and Mrs Warren

In Year 2, pupils will remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics (including spelling and handwriting), for which they will be grouped and may change teacher/classrooms. They will be informed of their teacher for phonics in lessons later this week.

We have a number of online learning sites for our children to access at home which staff will provide login details for at the beginning of this term. This will help children to apply Maths and English skills based on their learning during the past weeks. We also expect pupils to read their school book regularly and discuss the story and characters. Learning number bonds and times tables is also essential for their Maths work in school and activities may be set to support this.

Children should arrive from 8.40am each morning through their assigned entrance and should then go straight into their class after washing their hands. Registration is at 8.50am. Any late pupils after this time MUST follow correct procedures and enter through the school office.

As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment at all times. Class Dojo will be used to reward children for excellent behaviour and effort throughout the year.

In English this term we will be focusing on topical stories, stories with familiar settings, pattern poems and instructions. Throughout the English units we will be focusing on Spellings, Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be Place Value, Counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10, Counting, Partitioning, 2D Shape, Data Handling, Measurement, Multiplication, Division and Problem solving.

The topics this term are:

Science: What do our bodies need to grow and survive?

Art: Paper art

Computing: We are astronauts

Geography / History: Where do I live? / The Great Fire of London

PSHE: Being me in my world

RE: What can we learn from stories from the Bible? / Beginning to learn from Islam

Music: Hands, feet, heart – South African music which has its own styles of pop, jazz and traditional.

During D&T week, we will be designing and creating flying kites.

PE days for Year 2 are Wednesday and Thursday.

Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct PE kit (White t-shirt, blue shorts / blue jogging trousers and trainers) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a message on Class Dojo or contacting the school office.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

Y2 Welcome letter – Sept 21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 3. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

As you are aware, times have been challenging over the last few years but we are hopefully moving towards a more settled time. We will be maintaining the arrangements that were in place in the Summer term for the first few weeks of the term, including handwashing and staggered starts and ends of the day. For further details, please see the Covid arrangements letter previously sent to parents in July which is available on our school website here: https://www.wodenprimary.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 7 – Miss Watkins

Class 8 – Miss Doody

Additional Teacher – Mrs Thomas

Year 3 Teaching Assistants are: Miss Thomas and Miss Green

We have a number of online learning sites for our children to access at home which staff will provide login details for at the beginning of this term. This will help children to apply Maths and English skills based on their learning during the past weeks. We also expect pupils to read their school book regularly and discuss the story and characters. Learning number bonds and times tables is also essential for their Maths work in school and activities may be set to support this.

Children should arrive from 8.40am each morning through their assigned entrance and should then go straight into their class after washing their hands. Registration is at 8.50am. Any late pupils after this time MUST follow correct procedures and enter through the school office.

As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment at all times. Class Dojo will be used to reward children for excellent behaviour and effort throughout the year.

In English this term we will be focusing on Folktales, The BFG, Fables and Letter writing skills.

Throughout the English units we will be focusing on Spellings, Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths our topics this term will be: place value, mental calculation, 2D shapes, length, statistics, addition and subtraction.

In Science our topics for this term will be Forces and Magnets and How we keep ourselves and animals healthy.

In Art we will be focusing on Aboriginal art and Dreams.

In Computing we will be focusing on presenting skills and recording our own videos.

In Geography / History our topics are Pre-historic Britain and Madagascar.

In PSHE we will be focusing on the topics Being me in my world and Celebrating difference.

In RE our topics are What do people believe about God? and What is it like to be a Hindu?

In Music we will be focusing on the song Let Your Spirit Fly and learning to play the glockenspiel.

During D&T week, we will be designing and making our own packaging.

PE days for Year 3 are Monday and Wednesday.

Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct PE kit (White T-shirt, Blue Shorts / jogging trousers and trainers) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a message on Class Dojo or contacting the school office.

Many thanks,
Year 3 Team

Y3 Welcome letter – Sept 21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 4. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

As you are aware, times have been challenging over the last few years but we are hopefully moving towards a more settled time. We will be maintaining the arrangements that were in place in the Summer term for the first few weeks of the term, including handwashing and staggered starts and ends of the day. For further details, please see the Covid arrangements letter previously sent to parents in July which is available on our school website here: https://www.wodenprimary.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 9 – Mrs Rush

Class 10 – Mrs Godfrey

Additional Teacher – Miss Talbot

Year 4 Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Bambra and Mrs Peyton

We have a number of online learning sites for our children to access at home which staff will provide login details for at the beginning of this term. This will help children to apply Maths and English skills based on their learning during the past weeks. We also expect pupils to read their school book regularly and discuss the story and characters. Learning number bonds and times tables is also essential for their Maths work in school and activities may be set to support this.

Children should arrive from 8.40am each morning through their assigned entrance and should then go straight into their class after washing their hands. Registration is at 8.50am. Any late pupils after this time MUST follow correct procedures and enter through the school office.

As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment at all times. Class Dojo will be used to reward children for excellent behaviour and effort throughout the year.

In English this term we will be focusing on fairy tales, explanation texts and classic poetry. Throughout the English units we will be focusing on Spellings, Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on the 4 rules and applying these into problem solving; fractions and decimals as well as shape and handling data. It is important that your child knows and can quickly recall their multiplication tables and number bonds – something which can be practiced at home regularly.

The topics this term are:

Science: living environments and electricity

Art: Andy Warhol – Pop Art

Computing: We are meteorologists.

Geography / History: The Tudors

PSHE: Being Me in My World

RE: Judaism – What is it like to be Jewish

Music: Mamma Mia

During D&T week: American Foods (Autumn 1) and Money Containers (Autumn 2)

PE: PE days for Year 4 are Monday and Tuesday for class 9 and Tuesday and Wednesday for class 10.

Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct PE kit (White T-shirt, Blue Shorts / jogging trousers and trainers) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a message on Class Dojo or contacting the school office.

Many thanks,

Year 4 Team

Y4 Welcome letter – Sept 21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 5. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

As you are aware, times have been challenging over the last few years but we are hopefully moving towards a more settled time. We will be maintaining the arrangements that were in place in the Summer term for the first few weeks of the term, including handwashing and staggered starts and ends of the day. For further details, please see the Covid arrangements letter previously sent to parents in July which is available on our school website here: https://www.wodenprimary.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 11 – Miss Betts

Class 12 – Miss Skidmore

Year 5 Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Sandhu and Miss Jones

We have a number of online learning sites for our children to access at home which staff will provide login details for at the beginning of this term. This will help children to apply Maths and English skills based on their learning during the past weeks. We also expect pupils to read their school book regularly and discuss the story and characters. Learning number bonds and times tables is also essential for their Maths work in school and activities may be set to support this.

Children should arrive from 8.40am each morning through their assigned entrance and should then go straight into their class after washing their hands. Registration is at 8.50am. Any late pupils after this time MUST follow correct procedures and enter through the school office.

As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment at all times. Class Dojo will be used to reward children for excellent behaviour and effort throughout the year.

In English this term we will be focusing on a variety of genres, including: stories from other cultures, stories with historical settings, poetry, information texts and debates.

Throughout the English units we will be focusing on Spellings, Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on place value, the four mathematical operations (addition, subtraction,multiplication and division), shape, fractions, statistics and problem solving.

The topics this term are:

Science: Why do some Materials Change

Computing: We are Game Developers.

Art, History, Geography and DT: all lessons will be based around World War II.

PSHE: Being Me in My World (Autumn 1) and Celebrating Difference (Autumn 2).

RE: Islam

Music: Livin’ On a Prayer and Classroom Jazz

PE days for Class 11 are Tuesday and Friday. PE days for Class 12 are Thursday and Friday

Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct PE kit (White T-shirt, Blue Shorts / jogging trousers and trainers) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a message on Class Dojo or contacting the school office.

Many thanks,

Year 5 Team

Y5 Welcome Letter – Sept 21

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new academic year at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child beginning Year 6. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

As you are aware, times have been challenging over the last few years but we are hopefully moving towards a more settled time. We will be maintaining the arrangements that were in place in the Summer term for the first few weeks of the term, including handwashing and staggered starts and ends of the day. For further details, please see the Covid arrangements letter previously sent to parents in July which is available on our school website here: https://www.wodenprimary.org/coronavirus-advice/

We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible.

The Year Group is made up of two classes:

Class 13 – Miss Cook

Class 14 – Miss Corns

Additional Teacher – Mr Patel

Year 6 Teaching Assistants are: Miss Shinh

We have a number of online learning sites for our children to access at home which staff will provide login details for at the beginning of this term. This will help children to apply Maths and English skills based on their learning during the past weeks. We also expect pupils to read their school book regularly and discuss the story and characters. Learning number bonds and times tables is also essential for their Maths work in school and activities may be set to support this.

Children should arrive from 8.40am each morning through their assigned entrance and should then go straight into their class after washing their hands. Registration is at 8.50am. Any late pupils after this time MUST follow correct procedures and enter through the school office.

As always, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment at all times. Class Dojo will be used to reward children for excellent behaviour and effort throughout the year.

In English this term we will be using a variety of texts as a basis for writing. Children will be focusing on a variety of genres, including biographies, newspaper reports, letters and non-chronological  reports.

Throughout the English units we will be focusing on Spellings, Grammar and Punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on number and place value, the four operations, shape, measure and fractions.

Pupils will be focusing on applying their learning to solving reasoning problems, as well as complete a weekly calculations test in preparation for SATs.

The topics this term are:

Science: How can circuits be changed? (Aut 1), How do we classify organisms? (Aut 2)

Art: Containers (Aut 1), People in Action (Aut 2)

Computing: We are app planners

Geography / History: Ancient Greeks

PSHE Being Me in My World (Aut 1), Celebrating Difference (Aut 2)

RE: What can make Wolverhampton a more respectable place?

Music: Happy (Aut 1), Classroom Jazz 2 (Aut 2)

During D&T week, children will complete a woodwork topic when they design and create a birdhouse in a group.

PE day for Year 6 is Thursday. Both year 6 classes will also go swimming on Wednesdays (class teachers will provide further information closer to the time).

Please ensure your child arrives at school in the correct PE kit (White T-shirt, Blue Shorts / jogging trousers and trainers) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact us by leaving a message on Class Dojo or contacting the school office.

Many thanks,

Year 6 Team

Y6 Welcome letter – Sept 21