Sports Day happened at Stratford St Mary on Monday 19th July – with Woodpeckers and Kingfishers events taking part in the morning. The children competed in their houses and took part in 5 events – standing long jump, chest throw, sprint, fun run and target game. Great fun, great team spirit and great attitudes were […]
Sports Day happened at Stratford St Mary on Monday 19th July – with Owls and Swans events taking part in the afternoon. The children competed in their houses and took part in 5 events – standing long jump, chest throw, sprint, fun run and target and water race. Great fun, great team spirit and great […]
On Wednesday 7th July Kingfishers Class welcomed some visitors into school – Kimmy’s Zoo; they were very excited. The children were very well behaved and listened carefully to Kimmy. The children learned lots of facts about the different animals. They also got to hold and stroke some of the animals. The children were very brave! […]
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 […]
This week the Swans have been using a protractor to measure angles. We decided to be a bit radical and use whiteboard pens to draw angles on the table and then measure them with a protractor – it was much more fun!
This week we have been busy thinking about our ‘Dads’ and Father’s Day. The children have participated in a range of activities. We can’t tell you what we have been doing because it wouldn’t be a surprise!