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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 17-6-19

Maths Homework This week’s homework is the maths skills check. A blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet are attached below, should you wish to use them. Stage 3 Check 2 Stage 3 Check 2 Answers Stage 4 Check 2 Stage 4 Check 2 Answers English Homework This week’s English homework is a reading comprehension. Your …

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

LKS2 Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers

Book Topic and Local History Study Homework Grid Topic Knowledge Organiser – Book topic and Local History Study Summer 2nd Maths Knowledge Organiser Summer 2nd English Knowledge Organiser LKS2 Science Knowledge Organiser

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

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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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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