The Year 2s in Woodpeckers have been learning all about 3D shapes this week in Maths. We are able to describe the shapes using mathematical language such as faces, curved surfaces, vertices and edges. We built shapes using a variety of materials, including straws to represent edges and marshmallow to represent vertices! We also made […]
Year 2 created our very own magic wands in our woodland area. We decorated a stick using something small, something magical, something given, something special, something pretty and something fragile – all collected from the nature area. It was a spellbinding experience and we all feel a little more connected to the magic of nature!
Our topic this term in Woodpeckers Class is ‘Victorian Transport’. We had the chance to attend an art exhibition on the history of trains, which was set up in the quad. We were able to ask questions about, and give our opinions on famous artwork. We are using the gallery as inspiration for our own […]
Woodpeckers Class participated in team work and problem solving games to illustrate what happens when we encounter ‘the pit’. The pit is a metaphor for the hard work that must happen when we do not know something in class. Good learners know that they can pull themselves out of the pit by working as a […]
Across the school this week, our classes have been completing a BioBlitz. Children attempt to identify as many species of plants, trees, insects and animals around the school grounds as possible. Woodpeckers Class turned over logs, peered through magnifying glasses and ventured into thick hedgerows on their search. We found a Portugese millipede, a European […]
Woodpeckers Class had a brilliant day out at Colchester Zoo. Despite the rain, we saw plenty of animals, including amur tigers (up close!), sealions, orangutans and anacondas! We also had an education session all about the rainforest, in which we shared our incredible knowledge and learnt plenty of new facts. As you can see, we […]
In Science, Woodpeckers have been creating models to show how the Moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the Sun. We also learned how the Moon reflects sunlight – we see the Moon in different shapes depending on how much sunlight is blocked by the Earth! I wonder if the Moon is waxing or […]
Woodpecker’s roving reporters went back in time to 1969 – the day after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. We wrote newspaper reports of the historic event, then made News Round style video recordings which we shared with the class! One small step for Neil Armstrong. one giant leap for the Woodpeckers!
Woodpeckers Class have been discussing the incredible work achieved by farmers and food producers, both here in the UK and around the world. To express our gratitude this harvest, we chose to write either a poem or a prayer on the theme of ‘Thankfulness’. Here is a selection of the work we produced!
This term Woodpeckers learned about kennings, an ancient form of poetry originating from the time of the Vikings! We learned and rehearsed a poem along with actions and performed it to our classmates. Kennings are riddles – can you guess what our poem was about?
This week Woodpeckers Class learned to code. Our pupils paired up and stepped into the role of either a ‘programmer’ or a ‘robot’. The programmer’s job was to write a successful algorithm (set of instructions) to enable the ‘robot’ to build a stack of plastic cups. We had great fun in this offline ‘unplugged’ activity, […]