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Y34 parents leaflet – Woodpeckers 2019-20

Routines in Woodpeckers Adults in Woodpeckers
PE Outdoor — Tuesday Mrs Pass
PE (Y3) Swimming (Y4) — Friday Mrs McAteer
Spellings — Tuesday Mrs Dolan
Times tables — Tuesday  Miss Allison
 Mrs Ainsworth
Miss Saunders
Mrs Hodgson
Mrs Brady
Miss Dibb/Mrs Marriott

 

Class governor: To be allocated September 2019

In maths we will be working on rapid mental calculations – particularly addition and subtraction – and have identified this as an area where we need some practice as a class. One tool that we use in school is ‘Quickulations’ to practice these. You can use the link below to access this and we would encourage you to use this – along with Times Tables Rockstars – to practice at home whenever you have some spare time.

As accuracy is more crucial than speed, we would suggest starting slower and speeding up as time goes on and confidence increases. Being able to perform these calculations quickly and accurately will enable all children in the class to make faster and easier progress in maths this year.
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This Week’s Homework – ClickOur Class Governor

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LKS2 Homework 14-10-19

English Homework This week the English homework is Grammar Hammer. A blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet are attached below. Please mark the sheet with your child so that any misconceptions can be addressed. Stage 3 Check 4 Stage 3 Check 4 – Answers Stage 4 Check 4 Stage 4 Check 4 – Answers Maths …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Topic Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers Autumn 2019

Please find the links below for LKS2 homework grid and the knowledge organisers for this half term. Autumn 1st English Knowledge Organiser 2019 Autumn 1st Maths Knowledge Organiser 2019 KO LKS2 Electricity Aut 1 2019 Fashion Homework grid 2019 LKS2 Fashion KO 2019

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Afternoon

On Wednesday 23rd October, the children in Y3 and Y4 will be having a Muddy Puddle afternoon. Please send them in suitable clothing – including wellies and raincoats if the current weather continues! We will be going outside in (almost) any weather – so please come prepared!

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Y3 & 4 ‘Trashion’ Show on Tuesday 22nd October 2:30pm

A quick reminder that the LKS2 ‘Trashion’ Show is being held in the hall on Tuesday 22nd October at 2:30pm. The children will be catwalking along the runway in the clothing items that they have created either at home or at school (or both) following the ‘Reuse, Recycle, Reduce’ message for sustainable fashion. We would …

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Woodpecker Class – Place Value

In Woodpecker Class today, we challenged our partners to make the biggest 3-digit numbers using number cards. Who came out top?!

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LKS2 Class Information Leaflets

Updated LKS2 Class Information Leaflets can be found on the individual class pages of the school website. These have information about the staff working in your child’s class and the key days and routines that you will need to know about over the course of the next few weeks. Please speak to your class teacher if …

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Places Available for Keyboard Lessons

We have a number of places available for keyboard lessons in school on Wednesday afternoons. We are offering these initially, on a first come, first served basis, to those children who have just started Year 3. The letter has been sent home this afternoon with your Year 3 child and a copy can be accessed …

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We hope that all of our families have had a wonderful Summer break. The children have come into school this morning looking extremely smart and have been excited to move into their new classes with their new teachers. The school has been a hub of activity with PE lessons, writing, maths and so …

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Y3&4 Muddly Puddles Day

Apologies, we just found this post that had never gone out and was still a draft! For our final Muddy Puddle Day of this academic year, all three classes took part in a variety of activities throughout the day. These included subjects as varied as; biology, maths, speaking and listening, reading, writing and art. We …

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LKS2 Spelling Sheets

Last week, your child brought home a year 3/4 spelling list (A4 sheet). This comprises all of the words that your child should be able to spell accurately by the end of Year 4. We have sent this home just for your records and to inform you of the expectations for the end of the …

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LKS2 Exit Point 18.7.19

Just a reminder that this Thursday (18.7.19) is the Year 3/4 exit point. As part of this day, the children will be dressing up as evacuees. A letter was sent out earlier this half term, informing parents of suggestions for dressing up. Those children who are school dinners will be receiving a WW2 themed school …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day 10.7.19

Please can we remind all children in Years 3 and 4 that tomorrow (10.7.19) is our Muddy Puddle Day. We are hoping for sunshine but will be going out come rain or shine. Therefore please can we ask all children to come wearing suitable footwear, (we will be on the banks so wellies are preferable) …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles

LKS2 have their last Muddy Puddle day of this academic year on Wednesday 10th July. Obviously with it being summer, we are hoping for some sunshine. However, with the glorious British weather we can never be sure! We will be going outside come rain or shine so please can we ask that all children come …

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Woodpecker STEM Week – To Infinity and Beyond!

Woodpecker scientists have been focusing on two fields of research this week – rocket technology and the human body! They have investigated and developed the next rocket ship to launch into space (using drinking straws and scrap paper) and also investigated the effect of exercise on the human body – specifically lung capacity! Here they …

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LKS2 Discover the Early Years of Man – Stone Age to Iron Age!

This week we were joined by the Tempus Fugit Theatre Company who came in to deliver our exit point. An archaeologist led us through a journey in time from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We sang songs, looked at replica artefacts and even got to dress up in clothes that would have been …

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Malham heron spotting!

A real life heron spotted near Janet’s Foss on our walk to Goredale Scar!

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Morning from Malham!

We all had a good night’s sleep and are well fed and ready for our second walk of the trip. All of the children are ready and raring to go. Goredale Scar, here we come!

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We’re here!

Further updates will be via the school Facebook page, Thanks!

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LKS2 Homework 20-5-19

Maths Homework Your child will receive a maths sheet in their book bags this evening. They need to complete one section of their sheet but can choose their own level of challenge, either A, B or C. English Homework This week’s homework is the grammar hammer. A blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet are attached …

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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Woodpeckers Supreme Stone Age Day!

A big thank you to all the parents and guests who came to Woodpeckers drop-in this morning. Thanks for getting stuck in to our cave painting and axe making and seeing what we have been up to this term so far! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Unfortunately, as Mrs Pass …

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Boggle Hole Information

Boggle Hole Parents Presentation Boggle Hole Kit List

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More Arctic Science in Woodpecker Class

We joined Jamie from Encounter Edu in the Arctic again this morning for our second live science lesson of the week. Today, we were looking at how animals and people keep warm in the Arctic and other cold climates. We investigated different materials and the clothing that is worn in the Arctic and then investigated …

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Woodpecker historians and archaeologists investigate Otzi the Iceman

Yesterday, Woodpecker class took on the roles of historians and archaeologists, and using artefacts and historical items, investigated the life and demise of Otzi the Iceman! What did he look like? What skills had he developed? And how did he die?

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Woodpeckers and Wrens – Live lesson from the Arctic

This morning, we joined a live linkup by Encounter Edu from the Arctic. We looked around their scientific base and the local environment and then explored the food chains and webs that occur in the Arctic region. We found out about the animals that live their, how they feed and live and the impact that …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day

Our topic for this half term is ‘Scavengers and Settlers.’ Today’s Muddy Puddle/Entry Point event saw LKS2 turning into Early humans from the Stone age period. The children scavenged for food, learnt how to light their own fire (using role play), communicated in ways which would have been used at the time and built their …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles Day 29.4.19

Just a reminder that tomorrow 29.4.19 is Year 3 and 4s Muddy Puddle day. We will be outside for the majority of the day and will be accessing the grassy banks. We will also be outside come rain or shine so please make sure that your child is dressed for all weathers. Wellies are ideal, …

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles Day 29.4.19

LKS2’s Muddy Puddle Day will be held on Monday 29th April. The children will be out all day, completing activities linked to our current topic of ‘Scavengers and Settlers.’ We will be outside whatever the weather so we kindly ask that the children come adequately dressed. A waterproof coat is essential alongside wellies. If the …

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Changes Exit Point for EYFS (With the Help of Woodpeckers and Wrens)

Today EYFS held our exit point for the topic of ‘Changes.’  We decided to invite our class buddies (Woodpeckers and Wrens) along too.  First we discussed all of the things we have learnt in our topic, then we completed a colour mixing task.  The children carefully predicted the colours that would be made and then …

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LKS2 – Invite to our Gateways Exit Point

We would like to invite parents/carers from Red Kites, Woodpeckers and Wrens to our ‘Gateways to the World’ topic Exit Point on Friday 29th March at 2:15pm. The LKS2 classes will be setting up exciting transport-related activities for you to take part in. We would love to see you then so, if you are able, …

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Woodpecker World Book Day

Woodpecker Class looked fantastic in all their literary costumes today. They had a creative day making story maps, designing Roald Dahl characters and taking part in the World Book Day Live Lesson from BBC Teach.

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles Day!

This week, saw LKS2’s half termly Muddy Puddle Day. Unfortunately the warm weather had disappeared but this didn’t dampen our spirits. Throughout the morning, the children took part in a range of practical activities from team building, to science activities, maths games and relay races! The morning concluded with the sun shining and all of …

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