Mrs Thornton

Dissecting Daffodils

by | 3 Mar 2020 | News

This week,  the Woodpeckers have been learning about the different parts and functions of a flower. They were able to be real scientists and work together to dissect daffodils to reveal the hidden parts of a flower! The children were amazed to see the baby seeds from inside the nectary and really enjoyed separating the […]

Investigating the Transportation of Water

by | 3 Mar 2020 | News, Science, Woodpeckers

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about the names and functions of the different parts of a plant (and what they need to grow well). In one of the lessons, they focused on the stem and learnt that its job is to transport water to the leaves. We wanted to find out if […]

Egyptian Death Mask Making in DT

by | 2 Feb 2020 | Art & Design, History, News, Woodpeckers

The Woodpeckers have been creating death masks in DT. The children took inspiration from Tutankhamun’s death mask when designing their own. They created their masks by covering a balloon with paper mache, cutting it in half and attaching a cardboard head dress. The children used paper mache for the nose, and painted on Egyptian makeup […]

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, News, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 5th February, the Woodpeckers went to Ipswich Museum to take part in an activity day based around the Ancient Egyptians. They got to handle ancient artifacts, try on Egyptian clothing and masks as well as taking part in lots of fun activities. The children enjoyed crawling through the tunnel into the tomb and […]

Mummification Experiment Results!

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, News, Woodpeckers

Two weeks ago the children took part in an experiment. They wanted to find out if the mummification process actually worked and so they worked in pairs to mummify a tomato. They followed the same mummification steps as the Egyptians would have done with their Pharaohs. They measured the starting weight of the tomatoes before […]

Making Papyrus!

by | 2 Feb 2020 | News

This half term, in science, the Woodpeckers have been learning about materials. We identified different materials and their uses and compared them with the materials they had in Ancient Egypt and what they would have been used for. We decided to focus on paper. Did you know that the Egyptians were the first to introduce […]

Secret Hieroglyphic Message Decoding At Woodpeckers Sharing Session

by | 2 Feb 2020 | News

Thursday 30th January was the turn of the Woodpeckers to have their parents come in to school to share their learning with them. The children have enjoyed learning how to write in hieroglyphics so much, that they made a secret hieroglyphic message for their parents to decode. Then they got their parents to test out […]

Embalming Tomatoes!

by | 1 Jan 2020 | Art & Design, History, News, Woodpeckers

On Monday 20th January,  the Woodpeckers investigated the scientific process of mummification by becoming Egyptian Embalmers! As there weren’t any dead Pharaohs lying around, the children used tomatoes instead- to symbolise the Pharaoh’s body. The children followed steps to prepare the body (tomato) for mummification; such as taking out the vital organs (seeds and pulp) […]

Making Mummies!

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class are learning about the Ancient Egyptians.  Last week they were learning all about the mummification process and got to turn some of their class mates into mummies! They worked in teams and used rolls of tissue and sellotape to wrap up some of the children and turn […]

Woodpeckers Class Assembly

by | 12 Dec 2019 | News

On Friday 6th December it was the turn of the Woodpeckers to share their learning from the half term. They used their assembly to tell the story of The Gunpowder Plot. Each stage of the plot was explained by a child who read a part of their recount. Then this was shown through performing a […]

A Mysterious Letter

by | 11 Nov 2019 | English, History, News, Woodpeckers

The Woodpeckers have been comparing objects from the past in their History lessons (whilst learning about The Gun Powder Plot). The children have been comparing how we would send messages to somebody now, and how they would have been delivered in 1605. They learnt that technology helps us a lot now and was not around […]

Anti-Bullying Week 2019. Celebrating Difference.

by | 11 Nov 2019 | News

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week this year is ‘Change Starts With Us’. The children have taken part in assemblies across the week and discussed how we can all make small changes to the way we behave towards people we perceive as ‘different’ in order to celebrate difference and create a kinder world. We also took […]