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Routines in Woodpeckers Adults in Woodpeckers
PE Outdoor — Wednesday Miss Taylor
PE Indoor — Tuesday Miss Allison
Spellings — Monday Mrs Wood
Times tables — Monday  Mrs Martin

 

LKS2 Governor: Hannah Lockwood

Bookbags and Reading Diary

As your child enters year three or four, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own book bag. In due course, your child will be expected to remove books and any
letters, slips, and monies from their book bags. They should also make the teacher aware if a message has been written in their reading diary. It would be much appreciated if you could support your child with this, reminding them in the morning to remove key items such as reading books or reading diaries.

The children should bring their book bag into school every day. You may also use the child’s diary to record any messages for us to read. We may also use them to record messages for you, so please check these regularly.

Reading Books

Each week your child will be expected to read twice a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the reading diary every time they hear them read. Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. A reading
scheme book will also be sent home once weekly. It is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Please comment or ask questions on new vocabulary, punctuation, sentence openers etc. Reading diaries will be checked by staff on a Monday morning and we expect that each child will have read to an adult twice.

Please return books each Monday. We will be quarentining and/or cleaning any books returned to school (in line with guidance) before they are distributed to another child.

Homework

Your child will receive their homework every Monday on Google Classroom and should upload it by the following Monday. This will consist of weekly tasks in both Maths and English. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed—answers for the regular sheets are provided. We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on! A topic homework grid and will also be available on Google Classroom by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and upload them. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We test the children on the previous week’s homework at the start of the new week. The aim of setting the blank sheet first and testing it second is to encourage the children to learn the method for each question—not just memorise the answers.

Spellings will be tested each week and the new list will be posted on Google Classroom following the weekly test. A spelling book will not be sent home this year (based on current guidance).

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Year 3 & 4 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

Autumn 2nd English Knowledge Organiser 2020 Chocolate Homework Grid 2020 Knowledge Organiser Chocolate 2020 Y4 states of matter KO Autumn 2nd Maths Knowledge Organiser

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Topic – Chocolate Entry Point

Woodpecker class tried a variety of different chocolate whilst blindfolded. They had to guess the chocolate and use descriptive vocabulary to describe the taste, smell and feel of the chocolate. We created an exciting word bank as a class for the class to magpie ideas from in our Topic and English lessons. Some of the …

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Woodpecker’s Rainforest Exit Point

Woodpecker class enjoyed finishing their Rainforest topic by making their own paper cup and chopping a fresh, fruit salad to go inside. We watched a video which gave a clear tutorial on how to make a paper cup. We designed and decorated our cups to make them look even better! After discussing a ‘bridge’ and …

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Woodpecker’s Muddy Puddle Day

For our (rearranged) muddy puddle day, Woodpecker class were put into 5 different groups. Each group was given a picture of a Rainforest animal, which they were told they would be recreating using materials they collected outside. We used a wheelbarrow to collect all of the nature we wanted to use for our artwork. Ask …

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Woodpecker’s Muddy Puddle Day

Woodpecker’s Muddy Puddle Day has been rearranged from last half term and will now be on Friday 6th November. Please can children come to school in appropriate clothing. Wellingtons and raincoats may be needed. Miss Taylor

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Y3/4 MUDDY PUDDLE DAY

Please could all pupils in Years 3 and 4 come dressed appropriately for their first Muddy Puddle day on FRIDAY 23rd OCTOBER.   Thanks,   3/4 Team

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Woodpecker’s Topic Entry Point

Welcome to Woodpecker’s class page. It has been so lovely welcoming the children back to school and I am super proud of how quickly they have got back into the swing of things.  Our topic for this half term is ‘The Rainforest’. For our entry point, we discussed who may live in rainforest, why rainforest tribes paint …

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Welcome back!

A big welcome back to all of our classes! Our teachers are all working hard updating their class pages for the new academic year and we are going to be including a lot of this information on here that would have previously been given out via our phase leaflets. Please bear with us whilst we …

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