Mrs Thornton

Woodpeckers Class Assembly

by | 6 Jun 2023 | News

Tuesday 27th June was the turn of the Woodpeckers to share their learning with the rest of the school and parents. The children shared their writing based around ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ where they had to write letters to the chairs who had gone on strike! The children shared their learning about Habitats and […]

The Day the Chairs Quit!

by | 5 May 2023 | News

This half term the children in Woodpeckers have been learning about the story of ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt. The children had a shock when they came into school on Monday 15th May to find that the chairs had gone on strike! The chairs had written the children a letter to explain […]

Woodpecker Class Assembly

by | 3 Mar 2023 | News

On Tuesday 14th March, it was the turn of the Woodpeckers to share their learning with the rest of the school and parents, The children sang about the basic needs of animals including humans (water, air, shelter and food) to show off their Science learning. Next, they showcased their newspaper reports which were based on […]

Steam Power in Action!

by | 1 Jan 2023 | News, Science, Woodpeckers

As part of their Scientist study on George Stevenson, the children in Woodpeckers class have been learning about steam power.  We learned about how steam is different to smoke because smoke is from something burning, and steam is from liquid boiling. The children were able to demonstrate knowledge of the difference between steam and smoke […]

Colchester Castle Romans Fun!

by | 5 May 2022 | History, News, Visits, Woodpeckers

On Tuesday 17th May, the children in Woodpeckers class loaded the double decker bus and set off excitedly for Colchester Castle (although I think they were more excited to spot Macdonalds on the way!) The children went underground into the old Roman vaults and learnt all about Boudicca, The Celts and their revolt. The children […]

Woodpeckers Class Assembly

by | 5 May 2022 | News, Woodpeckers

Tuesday 10th May was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their work with parents and the rest of the school for their class assembly. The children retold the story of The Ant And The Grasshopper using actions and performing in unison. They showed off their brilliant dip dye fabric prints and acted out some […]

Still Life Drawing Inspired by Pattan’s Pumpkin

by | 2 Feb 2022 | News

This week the Artists in Woodpeckers class have been using their knowledge of mark making techniques to create texture and tone to sketch their own still life drawings. In the centre of the classroom Mrs Thornton put together a Pattan’s Pumpkin inspired still life display and the children sat in a circle around it. The […]

Artistic responses to a story

by | 2 Feb 2022 | Art & Design, English, News, Woodpeckers

For our Art topic this half term we have been exploring different types of marks and using them to respond to different stimuli. Today we listened to the story of Pattan’s Pumpkin and applied our learning of different mark making. As artists, we used paint to create different types of mark in our paintings. We […]

A Royal Declaration.

by | 2 Feb 2022 | History, News, Woodpeckers

The children in Woodpeckers class have been learning about The British Empire. They have learnt about the British trading triangle between England, Africa and India. They took part in a class discussion about how the slave trade began and their opinion on it. We looked at how it still has some influence today and why […]

Mark Making in Art

by | 2 Feb 2022 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

On Tuesday 11th January the children in Woodpecker class were tasked with using different tools to create particular types of mark. The children used straws, thick and thin paint brushes, glue spreaders, sticks, pipe cleaners and cutlery to experiment with creating different types of mark such as ‘thick’, ‘thin’, ‘wavy’, ‘jagged’ , shiny’ etc. The […]

Exploring Puppets

by | 11 Nov 2021 | News

This half term in D.T the children in Woodpeckers class are learning about puppets! Last week they learned about the different types of puppet and what they are made from. This week they made their own finger puppets from paper and craft materials. The children really enjoyed creating their finger puppets and handling the different […]

Stone Age Pottery

by | 10 Oct 2021 | Art & Design, History, News, Woodpeckers

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class have enjoyed learning about The Stone Age. In Art we have looked at Stone Age cave art, drawings and pottery. This week we made our own Stone Age pots and bowls and used natural objects to help make patterns on them. We used our finger nails, sticks, […]