Woodpeckers

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On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

Parents leaflet – Woodpeckers 2018-19

Routines in Woodpeckers Adults in Woodpeckers
PE Indoor — Thursday Mrs Pass
PE (Y3) Swimming (Y4) — Tuesday Mrs McAteer
Spellings — Tuesday Mrs Dolan
Times tables — Tuesday  Miss Allison
 Mrs Papworth
Our Class Governor

Stacey Fletcher

Miss Saunders

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Homework 15-4-19

Maths Homework This week’s maths homework is the maths skills test. A blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet are attached below. Stage 3 Check 13 Stage 3 Check 13 Answers Stage 4 Check 13 Stage 4 Check 13 Answersh English Homework This week’s English homework is a reading comprehension. Your child will bring home a …

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

LKS2 Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers-Summer 1st

Scavengers and Settlers Homework Grid Scavengers and Settlers Knowledge Organiser Summer 1st English Knowledge Organiser Summer 1st Maths Knowledge Organiser Summer 1st Science Knowledge Organiser

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

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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Y3/4 Exit Point – Gateways to the World

For our Exit Point for ‘Gateways to the World,’ years 3 & 4 picked a country and advertised it to our visitors. We all tried to make our destinations sound fantastic so that they would want to go there. At the end all of the adults voted for their favourite and the winners (In a …

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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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Woodpecker Class – the sweetest assembly around!

Well done to the fabulous Woodpecker Class for pulling together another great performance this morning. We had a momentous Montezuma, a cracking Christopher Columbus and fabulous turns from all the class. Here are a few highlights…

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Y3/4 Chocolate Exit Point

Today all of the children in years 3 & 4 had a visit from the ‘Minister for Chocolate!’ We learnt about where chocolate comes from, its history and had some tastes, touches and smells of some of the more unusual ingredients. After learning all about what goes into the different types of chocolate, we are …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles and Topic for next half term.

Our next Muddy Puddle Day will be held on Monday 4th March. Our topic homework grid will be published during the first week back as normal. One of the tasks which we thought you might like to complete over half term is to bring in some pictures and information about a place you have been …

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LKS2 Reminder – Reading Diaries, Spelling Books and Times Tables

A quick reminder for all of LKS2… Red Kites – On Mondays, please bring in your Reading Diary and your Spelling Book. On Wednesdays, please bring in your Spelling Book (for writing times tables scores in). Woodpeckers – On Mondays, please bring in your Reading Diary. On Wednesdays, please bring in your Spelling Book. Wrens – On …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddle Day

Today all of years 3 and 4 took part in a mental health themed Muddy Puddle day. Across six different activities, we looked at different ways to engage with nature, concentration and focus games, group performance poetry, problem solving, meditation and even a spot of muddy yoga! All of the children had a great time …

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Wrens, Woodpeckers and Red Kites learn live with the BBC!

Yesterday afternoon, the classes in LKS2 took time out of their afternoon to take part in a Live Lesson from the BBC, investigating living things and their habitats, the impact of seasonal changes on our wildlife, and the interdependence between all living things. The lesson came live from the Cairngorms and from a TV studio …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles

Dear Parents, The Year 3 & 4 classes will be holding our muddy puddle day for this half term on Thursday 7th February. Please can all children come dressed in old clothes suitable for being outside whatever the weather. Waterproof coats are essential, hats and gloves recommended and (from previous experience!) waterproof trousers are a …

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Woodpeckers Chocolate Entry Point

This week, Woodpeckers have been tasting chocolate as the entry point to our topic. The children took on the challenge of using their sense of taste (and smell!)  to determine the differences between different types of chocolate. We also included some with additional things added (such as biscuit or caramel) to see how that affected …

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Woodpeckers Water Cycle

Woodpecker Class created their own representation of the Water Cycle using zipped sandwich bags, blue food colouring and marker pens. The creations show the three main stages of the Water Cycle – evaporation, condensation and precipitation. They are set up on our classroom window, so please pop and have a look.

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Woodpecker – Here’s a story, Jackanory!

After much preparation and dramatisation the class rehearsed and retold the story of The Princess and the Pea in our English lesson. What drama queens they were!   

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Woodpeckers – Christmas Science

We designed and created Rudolph balloons (filling them with a gas – air!) and then racing them by releasing the air from the balloon which creates a force to push the balloon along.

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Y3/4 Exit point

This afternoon all of the year 3/4 classes held fabulous art galleries in our classrooms to celebrate out topic this half term – Paintings, Pictures and Photographs. We were visited first of all by the two Reception classes and then we opened the doors to parents for the real test of our art skills.

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Y3/4 Exit point – reminder

Just a quick reminder about our exit point this afternoon. We would like to invite parents to our ‘Art Gallery.’ Lower Key Stage Two  classrooms will be turned into art galleries for the afternoon and parents are welcome to come and look at the wonderful work we have created. The event will be held at …

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Brilliant Buddies for Bluebirds and Woodpeckers!

Today was the first meeting of class buddies between Bluebirds and Woodpeckers.  The children met up after lunch and got to know each other and then they took on the challenge of making a giant paper chain!  The paper chain reached from one side of the classroom to the other.  It was lovely to see …

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LKS2 Art Gallery

In Years 3 and 4 we are very much looking forward to our exit point next week and to inviting our parents in to see the wonderful art work we have been creating! Please can we kindly remind all Year 3 and 4 children to bring in an A4 picture frame by Monday 17th December. …

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Woodpeckers – Friday Drama!

The class have been acting out fables today. They performed them to the class and everyone had to identify the moral of the story. Here are some of the rehearsals…

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Woodpeckers – Remembrance Day Haikus

Last week, we wrote haikus about Remembrance Day, created watercolour washes and 3D poppies, putting them together make a stunning gallery of poems and art combined. Here they are!

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Woodpeckers – States of Matter (do matter!)

The children acted out being the particles in solids, liquids and gases in science today. A few of them (as gas particles) even tried to escape out of the door! Nice try Woodpeckers! Solid: Liquid: Gas:

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day – Tuesday 20th November

Tuesday 20th November is Muddy Puddle Day for LKS2. We will be outside for the morning come rain or shine so please send your child in appropriate warm clothing (non-uniform). Please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat in school and that they are wearing wellies (as we will be on the grass).  Thank …

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Tropical world – Years 3 & 4

All three classes had a fantastic trip to Tropical World last Friday. All of the children behaved impeccably and several members of the public commented on their lovely manners. Whilst we were out and about, we took the opportunity to do some more outdoor “muddy puddle” learning in Roundhay Park too so as not to …

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Y3&4 Tropical World

Just a quick reminder for our trip tomorrow that children should be in school uniform but will be outside for part of the day so will need a coat and comfortable shoes. Also, don’t forget your packed lunch!

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Year 3/4 Muddy Puddle Day

This morning all of the children in years 3 & 4 took part in the first ‘Muddy Puddle Day’ of this academic year. We took part in loads of activities including rainforest trails, team building activities, maths activities and ephemeral art. We developed skills of team work and learnt a lot of interesting facts. Here …

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Woodpeckers – Help Our Habitats!

Today, Woodpecker Class explored the habitats in our school grounds to see what wildlife might live there. We started thinking about how these habitats could be in danger if there were ever any changes to the buildings and grounds of the school.

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles

Advance warning for parents, we will be holding our first Muddy Puddle day for this year on Monday 8th October. Please can all children in Years 3 & 4 come dressed appropriately to be outside for an extended period of time whatever the weather (unless it’s really bad, we’re not that mean!) Children can come …

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