Mrs Thornton

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 […]

Fabulous Fireworks Calligrams!

by | 10 Oct 2019 | English, Woodpeckers

The topic for this half term is ‘Fire, Fire’. In Literacy, we have been basing our writing on Fireworks and Bonfire Night and have been learning how to write structured calligrams. A calligram is a poem that uses its design and layout of the letters to create a visual image related to the meaning of […]

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

by | 7 Jul 2019 | News

Thursday 4th July was the turn of The Woodpeckers to share their work from the half term. They shared their Literacy learning about fables and some children read their fables. Then they based the rest of their assembly on teaching a moral to the rest of the school. The children used their Science learning and […]

Testing Pirate Paddy’s Lunchbox

by | 7 Jul 2019 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about Pirate Paddy and the problems with his lunch box. They had to design a lunchbox that could be passed across a rope, withstand waves and rain from the sea, withstand being pecked at by seagulls and deliver the lunch safely to the other ship without damaging […]

Investigating Climate Change

by | 6 Jun 2019 | News

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about climate change. They have been learning about the effects of greenhouse gases on the environment and took part in an experiment to see if our world is heating up as a result of greenhouse gases. Too many green house gases are making our world hotter and […]

A Top Secret Surprise!

by | 5 May 2019 | News, Woodpeckers

The Woodpeckers have been training to become secret agents! They had to complete a series of Secret Agent Training Sessions (SATS) to become secret learning agents and have enjoyed their secret missions! Today, as the children had finished their missions, a letter arrived labelled: ‘CLASSIFIED! TOP SECRET!’ The letter was from Secret Agent HQ and […]

Perfect Pasta Salad!

by | 5 May 2019 | News

This half term, the Woodpeckers have been learning about healthy diets. They have learnt about where food comes from and how to have a balanced diet. They designed their own healthy pasta salads and thought about the ingredients that they would like to use. The children chopped and prepared their ingredients to make their own […]

Woodpeckers Sharing Afternoon

by | 5 May 2019 | News, Woodpeckers

Recently, the Woodpeckers shared their learning of position and direction with their parents. They have been learning about quarter, half, three quarter and full turns; going clockwise and anti-clockwise. Some children used the Ipads to programme the beebots to reach the correct flower using positional language, some children had to cut and stick gruffalo pictures […]