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Dissecting Daffodils

by | 3 Mar 2020 | News

This week,  the Woodpeckers have been learning about the different parts and functions of a flower. They were able to be real scientists and work together to dissect daffodils to reveal the hidden parts of a flower! The children were amazed to see the baby seeds from inside the nectary and really enjoyed separating the […]

The Sun – Books for School

by | 3 Mar 2020 | English, News, Parents

We didn’t collect enough Book for Schools tokens but The Sun newspaper has acknowledged us as a small school and we have been lucky enough to receive a lovely box of new books worth £600. The children have been enjoying reading the new books. Thank you again for collecting the tokens and supporting us.

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 […]

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, News, Trips, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Mummification Experiment Results!

by | 2 Feb 2020 | History, News, Woodpeckers

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 […]

Making Papyrus!

by | 2 Feb 2020 | News

This half term, in science, the Woodpeckers have been learning about materials. We identified different materials and their uses and compared them with the materials they had in Ancient Egypt and what they would have been used for. We decided to focus on paper. Did you know that the Egyptians were the first to introduce […]

Secret Hieroglyphic Message Decoding At Woodpeckers Sharing Session

by | 2 Feb 2020 | News

Thursday 30th January was the turn of the Woodpeckers to have their parents come in to school to share their learning with them. The children have enjoyed learning how to write in hieroglyphics so much, that they made a secret hieroglyphic message for their parents to decode. Then they got their parents to test out […]

Choir Sing @ The O2

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

On Friday 24th January, 28 children from years 3-6 took part in the Young Voices choir. We travelled down to the O2, London by coach and joined about 7500 other children to rehearse before we were joined by (approximately) a 20,000 strong audience. The children were extremely well behaved, sang beautifully and were a credit […]

‘Miley’ our Read2Dog

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

On Friday mornings, we welcome Miley our Read2Dog (and her human) into school.  After she has taken off her coat and had her paws wiped, she makes herself look smart by wearing her bandana; she then makes  her way down to the library where she sits on her mat and hears the children read their […]

Embalming Tomatoes!

by | 1 Jan 2020 | Art & Design, History, News, Woodpeckers

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) […]

Making Mummies!

by | 1 Jan 2020 | News

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class are learning about the Ancient Egyptians.  Last week they were learning all about the mummification process and got to turn some of their class mates into mummies! They worked in teams and used rolls of tissue and sellotape to wrap up some of the children and turn […]