Woodpeckers

Christmas Penguin Experience

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Kingfishers, Trips, Woodpeckers

Today the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class took part in a wonderful Christmas educational experience at Colchester Zoo! The children were greeted by a festive elf who helped the children learn all about penguins. They got the chance to observe real penguins up close and watched them eat their breakfast. They were then greeted by […]

Anti-Bullying Week

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

This week is Anti-Bullying week and the children have been learning about what ‘bullying’ is and what can be done about it .  We also talked about ‘friendship’ and how important this is in our school and about being a friend to others. The Anti-bullying ambassadors welcomed the parents on Tuesday afternoon for the Parents […]

Maths and English Club

by | 11 Nov 2016 | Extracurricular, Maths, Woodpeckers

Some of the children from Woodpeckers class joined Miss Jones, Miss Kluge and Mrs Kite for the Maths and English After School Club. The children joined playing Maths games with Miss Jones. Year One children rolled a dice and added the two numbers together and found the correct numeral. Year Two children used their knowledge of  multiplication and division facts […]

Safe and Seen in Suffolk

by | 11 Nov 2016 | JRSO, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

The children were very excited to receive their reflector from the ‘Safe and Seen in Suffolk’ campaign. The JRSOs told the children in assembly about the campaign and why it is important to wear the reflectors. The children were asked to wear their reflectors on their coat or book bag so that they can be […]

‘Start Active’ Breakfast Club

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Extracurricular, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Monday 31st October saw 9 children join us for the very first day of the Start Active Breakfast Club being run by Premier Sport. The children spent their time on some brain gym activities before tucking into a snack of orange juice & toast!

Paralympic Enrichment Day

by | 10 Oct 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, PE, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Friday, all the classes were involved in an Enrichment Day. Mr Ross from Premier Sport taught the children some games which included ‘blindfolded’ ball games, boccia as well as ‘floor volleyball’ involving balloons. The children all enjoyed the activities and learnt how to use different skills and tactics.  

Healthy Living Week

by | 7 Jul 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, PE, Swans, Visitors, Woodpeckers

Last week our timetable was dedicated to Healthy Living Week; the children were involved in many different activities.  These included our sports day, some Paralympic games, a visit from PC Di and PCSO Denise who talked to the different classes about a variety of things including drug and alcohol awareness & theft, Mr Andrews from Suffolk […]

Money, Money, Money

by | 7 Jul 2016 | Classes, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Friday the children were very excited as it was finally the day for the classes to present their products for the ‘Mini Enterprise’ which was launched during Money Week. The children with their teacher set up their stalls with their products and posters ready for the end of school sale. The children were fantastic at encouraging […]

Bike To School Week

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Classes, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

The JRSOs encouraged the children to take part in Bike to School Week which was held from 13th – 17th June 2016. Despite the weather lots of children took the challenge and came to school on their bike or scooter. The JRSO’s also held a competition to design the bike for the future. Lots of […]

Art and Craft Club

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Extracurricular, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers

Children from the Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class joined Miss Jones and Mrs Kite for Art and Craft Club. The children produced their own designs of Kandinsky’s painting of circles. The children used felt tips, wax crayons and paints to create the circles. The children had lots of fun and produced lovely artwork.  

School Council Update

by | 6 Jun 2016 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

The School Council met on Thursday to talk to Mrs Ellingham.  Mrs Ellingham has been working on improving the play area in the village. All the children in the school completed a questionnaire giving their ideas and thoughts on what they liked and disliked about the existing play area and what they would like to see […]

Fruit Art!

by | 5 May 2016 | Classes, Curriculum, Woodpeckers

This week in DT the Woodpeckers have been designing their own rainforest animal made out of fruit. They have thought about healthy eating and chosen a rainforest animal each to recreate using just fruit. The children looked at lots of different types of fresh fruit and compared the difference between fresh and tinned fruit. Once they […]

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