Woodpeckers

Welcome to Woodpeckers’ class page!

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 11-2-19

Maths Homework This week’s maths homework is the maths skills test. Please find attached a blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet. Stage 3 Check 10 Stage 3 Check 10 Answers Stage 4 Check 10 Stage 4 Check 10 Answers English Homework This week’s English homework is a reading comprehension. The children should read the text …

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

LKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid Spring 1st 2019

Chocolate Homework grid Spring 1st 2019 Science Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st Topic Knowledge Organiser Chocolate Spring 1st Maths Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st 2019 English Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

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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