This term Woodpeckers learned about kennings, an ancient form of poetry originating from the time of the Vikings! We learned and rehearsed a poem along with actions and performed it to our classmates. Kennings are riddles – can you guess what our poem was about?
Thank you for all your emails and photos from Week 1 of Home Learning. It seems lots of you have been creative and made rainbows for the window, baked cakes, made fairy gardens and puppets amongst other things; been active with bike rides (over 20 miles by one child!), joined in with Joe Wicks, running, […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Thursday 6th February, as part as the Tractors Into Schools project, we had a visit from local farmer, James Harris, and his tractor. Each class got a chance to look at the tractor, sit inside it and also ask questions. James explained a lot about the sort of work that the tractor does, the […]
The children were ready for their next cooking club session. The children listened carefully to instructions, washed their hands and put an apron on. This week the children made potato salad and jam swirls. They practised their cutting, mixing and spreading skills. Great cooking, we hope they were tasty!
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 […]
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 […]
On Friday 31st January, 16 Year 3’s spent the day at BT. They took part in some computational thinking activities which included being a ‘Human Photocopier, using Beebots, being a Human Crane and taking part in some lego (we-do) activities . The children had to think logically and work together; they all had a great […]
The children were ready for their next cooking club session. The children listened carefully to instructions, washed their hands and put an apron on. The children made pasta salad and rock buns. We hope you enjoyed eating them!
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) […]