Woodpeckers

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!  

Waxing or Waning

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Science, Woodpeckers

In Science, Woodpeckers have been creating models to show how the Moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the Sun. We also learned how the Moon reflects sunlight – we see the Moon in different shapes depending on how much sunlight is blocked by the Earth! I wonder if the Moon is waxing or […]

Roving Reporters

by | 12 Dec 2020 | English, History, Woodpeckers

Woodpecker’s roving reporters went back in time to 1969 – the day after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. We wrote newspaper reports of the historic event, then made News Round style video recordings which we shared with the class! One small step for Neil Armstrong. one giant leap for the Woodpeckers!  

Road Safety Week 2020

by | 11 Nov 2020 | JRSO, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

This week the children have participated in Road Safety Week. The JRSOs asked the children to take part in a colouring competition. The children have been involved in different road safety activities during the week. The children in Kingfishers class used the JRSO’s equipment to learn how to cross the road safely. They were able […]

Thank you!

by | 11 Nov 2020 | Community, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Thank you for your contributions towards the 2020 Poppy Appeal. A fantastic £114.31 was raised.

Remembrance @ School

by | 11 Nov 2020 | History, Kingfishers, News, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

The children at school created individual poppies which formed part of a display; this was complemented by some black out poetry from the Swans and some paintings completed by the Kingfishers. We all stood outside on the school field at 11am on the 11th November and observed the 2 minutes silence along with the Nation. […]

Harvest Poetry & Prayers

by | 11 Nov 2020 | Religious Education, Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers Class have been discussing the incredible work achieved by farmers and food producers, both here in the UK and around the world. To express our gratitude this harvest, we chose to write either a poem or a prayer on the theme of ‘Thankfulness’. Here is a selection of the work we produced!  

Performance Poetry

by | 10 Oct 2020 | English, Woodpeckers

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?

Home Learning Week 2

by | 4 Apr 2020 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

It seems like week 2 of home learning was as busy as week 1 – walks, creations, rainbows, running, maths, bug houses and baking amongst other things. Happy holidays everyone!

Home Learning – Week 1

by | 3 Mar 2020 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

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, […]

Investigating the Transportation of Water

by | 3 Mar 2020 | News, Science, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Egyptian Death Mask Making in DT

by | 2 Feb 2020 | Art & Design, History, News, Woodpeckers

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 […]