Painting in Woodpeckers

by | 5 May 2024 | Art & Design, Woodpeckers

This half term, in art, we have been looking at four different painters and their art styles; Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Jackson Pollock and Georgia O’Keefe and asking the question ‘Are all paintings created in the same way? This week we focussed on using watercolours and creating a piece in the style of Georgia O’Keefe.

Schools’ Farm and Country Show

by | 5 May 2024 | Eco School, Forest Schools, Owls, Science, Trips, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 17th April, Years 3, 4 and 5 attended the Schools’ Farm and Country Show at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The children were able to take part in lots of different activities looking at all aspects of farming, growing and food production. First we looked at how willow is used to make cricket bats. […]

Hare and Tortoise

by | 3 Mar 2024 | Kingfishers, Visitors, Woodpeckers

The children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class were very lucky as they got to watch the Wolsey Theatre company put on the play – Hare and Tortoise. It was absolutely brilliant, the children loved it!

Christmas Tree Festival

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

All the children helped to make a Stratford St Mary Primary School Christmas Tree for the Church’s Christmas Tree Festival. The children created a bauble to decorate the tree and drew a memory from a past Christmas. They also made two green handprints to create the Christmas tree. Miss Cousins put the Christmas tree together […]

Five Gifts for Christmas

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, News, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

This term, the children have been talking about kindness, thoughtfulness, sharing, respect and caring and how these values can become an important part of our daily lives.  As a school, we decided to try and spread kindness towards others and asked for some donations for the five gifts of Christmas Appeal.  The children were sent […]

Tilly the Tale Spinner

by | 12 Dec 2023 | English, Kingfishers, Visitors, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 14th December the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class were very lucky as they had a story telling session with ‘Tilly the Tale Spinner’. ‘Tilly the Tale Spinner’ told the children lots of Christmas tales. The children interacted and participated in the story telling session. Well done everyone.

The Twinkly Nativity

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Kingfishers, News, School Events, Woodpeckers

The children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class performed The Twinkly Nativity to a packed audience in Stratford St Mary church. The children had lots of fun entertaining the audience with their version of the nativity and were in good voice singing the fun songs. Well done to all of our children – we are very […]

The Curious Polar Bear

by | 12 Dec 2023 | Extracurricular, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers

The children joined Miss Jones for another book club session. This week’s story was ‘The Curious Polar Bear’. The children made polar bear biscuits and enjoyed putting a polar bear puzzle back together, which was a bit tricky!!! The polar bear biscuits were delicious!!!!

Prehistoric Art

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Art & Design, History, Woodpeckers

In Art we have been looking at Prehistoric cave drawings. For our final piece in this unit, we tried to keep the materials we used as natural as possible as we know that materials such as paint and colouring pencils were not available for Stone Age people! We collected mud to create our background, then used charcoal […]

Computing ‘Packets’

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Computing, Woodpeckers

Did you know that every image you send, document you write or video you see has to be sent across to you in packets? We looked at packets in our recent Computing lesson and learnt that packets are when documents online are broken up into lots of pieces and sent across the internet to the […]

Food Bank Donation

by | 10 Oct 2023 | Community, Fundraising, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Thursday 5th October, we held a Harvest Assembly in the school.  Families were incredibly generous and brought in some non-perishable items which were sent onto the Colchester Food Bank. Thank you all so much for the contributions. The Food Bank was incredibly grateful for the 58.80kg of items donated.  

Stone Age Day at Stratford St Mary

by | 9 Sep 2023 | History, Visitors, Woodpeckers

On Wednesday 20th September 2023, a Stone Age man called Sealbit travelled through time to visit the children in Woodpeckers class!  The children spent the day exploring The Stone Age through hands on, immersive experiences. The children learnt how man made fire, how life changed for Stone Age people when they began farming, how they […]