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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

Stacey Fletcher the title for more.

LKS2 Maths Skills

There are three Maths Skills sheets in the printed packs. For each one, 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-13 Stage-3-Check-14 Stage-3-Check-15 Stage-4-Check-13 Stage-4-Check-14 Stage-4-Check-15Stage-3-Check-13-AnswersStage-3-Check-14-AnswersStage-3-Check-15-AnswersStage-4-Check-13-AnswersStage-4-Check-14-AnswersStage-4-Check-15-Answers

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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 2

Spring 2nd English Knowledge Organiser 2020 Spring 2nd Maths Knowledge Organiser 2020 Knowledge Organiser Temples and Tombs 2020 PDF Temples Homework grid 2020

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Google Classroom Reminder

This is a polite reminder for any families who have not already logged onto their child’s Google Classroom. We have noticed that there are still a large number of children who have not signed up to their class yet. This system is how we will be setting all school work after the Easter Holidays. There …

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LKS2 – Update on homework etc…

Whilst school is still open, if you and your family are self-isolating and are wanting to do some school work from home, we would recommend accessing: LKS2 Topic Homework Grid for ‘Temples, Tombs and Treasures’ – with lots of topic-related activities to do TTRockStars looking at the homework and spellings for the week looking at …

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Bluebirds and Woodpeckers Buddy Up!

On Thursday, Bluebirds and Woodpeckers got an opportunity to be class buddies!  We showed off our amazing costumes and talked about our favourite books.  It was also a lovely chance for Bluebirds to read outside in the sunshine to Woodpeckers and show them just how brilliant they are getting at reading, sounding out and recognising …

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LKS2 – Tttttterrible Tomato Mummification -Topic Entry Point

LKS2 have been Ancient Egyptian embalmers… yuck! They have been mummifying tomatoes as an engaging entry point in to the world of the Ancient Egyptians.  

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World Book Day 2020

Another World Book Day has flown past in spectacular style. Throughout the classes the children took part in various activities including: live reads, buddy reading, quizzes, story sharing, listening to audio books and much more. We loved seeing everyone in their costumes. Thank you for making such an effort.    

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles

On Tuesday 4th February, 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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Volcano Disaster Relief Centre – LKS2 hunker down!

On Tuesday afternoon, Year 3 and 4 hunkered down in our Volcano Disaster Relief Centre and planned how they would stay fit and healthy if a volcano errupted in the surrounding area! They looked at the equipment and provisions that were available to them in school, came up with a list of essential items and used …

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LKS2 Palaeontologist Dig (Exit Point)

Red Kites, Wrens and Woodpeckers all took on the role of palaeontologists to excavate an area which was suspected to hold significant fossil finds. They used tools to dig and uncover the fossils and then looked closely at them using magnifying glasses to reveal the finer details.

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Dinos – we need you in LKS2!

If any Y3/4 children have toy dinosaurs at home, could they please bring them in (labelled with their name) by Monday 18th November for a  ‘roar-cous’ grouping, identifying and classifying activity. Thanks in advance. Your dino-mite LKS2 Team P.S. Dinosaur Joke of the Day Why can’t you hear a Pterodactyl go to the bathroom? Because the …

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Footprints from the Past – Dinosaur Facts & Myths

Today, Woodpecker Class explored some facts and myths about dinosaurs. We will reevaluate our understanding of these at the end of our topic.

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LKS2 Muddy Puddles

Today, the children in Year 3 and 4 have been spending time in the great outdoors. They have been scavenging and sorting, leading others and using their initiative, developing independence and organisation skills and being creative. These are some of the skills that we have been working on over the half term to be a …

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LKS2 Trashion Show – Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!

This afternoon, our creative LKS2 classes starred in their very own ‘Trashion’ Show. They were exhibiting their recycled and ‘rubbish’ fashion designs and stepping into the shoes of those very famous ‘trashion’ models: Naomi Campbell-Soup-Tin; Alessandra Ambrosia-Custard-Carton; Coco-Pops-Box Rocha; Gisele Buncase and Cara Delve-Into-The-Bin. Here they are in action:

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Woodpeckers ‘Sew’ Much Fun!

Woodpecker Class had a fantastic, busy and enjoyable drop-in session for their visitors last Friday. They showed off their learning on the fabulous Fashion topic and our esteemed guests were given the challenge of working with their charge to create a logo or brand by sewing it!

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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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Sew Cool! Entry Point

As an entry into the wonderful world of Fashion, Woodpeckers have been learning how to sew. They worked on their running stitch, creating shapes and letters.  

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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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