Sports Day – Woodpeckers and Kingfishers

by | 7 Jul 2021 | House Groups, Kingfishers, Parents, PE, School Events, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Pouring Punch

by | 7 Jul 2021 | Maths, Woodpeckers

Year 3 have been learning to measure volume and capacity. The children followed Mrs Sadler’s recipe to chop fruit and measure juices to create a delicious fruit punch. Yummy!

Marshmallow Models

by | 7 Jul 2021 | Maths, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Woodland Wands

by | 7 Jul 2021 | Art & Design, Science, Woodpeckers

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!

A Railway Exhibition!

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Crossing the Pit!

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Woodpeckers

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 […]


by | 6 Jun 2021 | Environment, Science, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Zoo day!

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Science, Trips, Visits, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Favourite Footwear Day

by | 5 May 2021 | Fundraising, JRSO, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Today was favourite footwear day. The children and staff wore their favourite footwear to school and donated £1 to Living Street. There was a range of different footwear. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated money. We have raised over £70 for ‘Living Street’.  

Walk To School Week 2021

by | 5 May 2021 | JRSO, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

Thank you to all the children and parents who have taken part in Walk to School week. The children have enjoyed completing their ‘Walking Challenge Booklet’ on their walk to school. In the classroom the teachers have been recording how many children have been participating in walk to school week. Well done everybody, lovely to […]

Ducklings Have Arrived

by | 4 Apr 2021 | Kingfishers, PTA, Science, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Tuesday, 20th April, we took delivery of 6 duck eggs.  They were popped into an incubator and throughout the course of the week, 6 ducklings hatched.   The children have been fascinated by these arrivals and have been following their progress.  One has been called Queenie as ‘she’ arrived on the queens birthday and another […]

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers children got creative last week making some beautiful decorations for their classroom. Lots of Design and Technology skills were used as well as a variety of material to create different decorations. The classroom now looks very festive!