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Woodpecker Family Assembly 9.30am Wednesday 21st November and Kingfisher Cake Sale on Friday 23rd November after school

Touch screen Chromebooks and tablets ensure our children have access to the latest technology.Our children enjoy exploring and learning in the countryside with our Forest School.At St Mary's we combine modern facilities and teaching whilst retaining traditional values.“There is a strong sense of nurture which leads to the provision of warm pastoral care”. Ofsted 2016.“Standards are consistently good and on track to become outstanding”. Ofsted 2016“Pupils behave extremely well. Their conduct is outstanding”. Ofsted 2016.

Woodpeckers   Class   News  2018

This term we will be learning about Frensham!

Week beginning November 5th

This week we discovered information about Remembrance Day after asking our own questions. We wrote simple sentences then learned to join them with conjunctions. At the end of the week we wrote an information report and created a poppy wreath for our special Remembrance Worship.

 In maths this week we learned to recall addition facts quickly and use them to write subtraction facts. On Friday we used these facts to help us play a game.

Week beginning October 15th

This week started with our Harvest Service at St. Mary's Church. Woodpeckers presented their poem confidently and enjoyed joining in with the rest of the Service.

 

In our maths this week we have been learning to measure using standard units. We enjoyed measuring in the playground and later in the week we measured and compared different body parts.

On Friday we were visited by the RNLI who told us all about the work that the charity is involved in. We learnt what the different coloured flags mean and the type of rescue boats that are used. Lots of us were able to join in with ideas of how to stay safe at the beach.

Week beginning October 1st 

 This week Woodpeckers have been busy learning to show and add amounts of money in our maths work. We investigated different ways to make the same amount. Remember to visit your VLE page to play the shopping game.

In english we have been learning to use verbs and adverbs. Then we finished our work on The Tunnel by changing events and writing our own story.

This week Woodpeckers enjoyed a special visit from the Life Educational Bus. we learnt all about our bodies and how to keep them fit and healthy. We loved meeting Harold the Giraffe and learnt how to be feelings detectives when we thought about our friendships and feelings.

Week beginning September 17th 

 This week Woodpeckers enjoyed investigating our new library garden.

We enjoyed reading The Tunnel by Anthony Browne and we have been using the story to learn more about time connectives and conjunctions.

In maths we have been learning to use different addition vocabulary. We learned to add 3 single digits by spotting 10s - doubles and adding small numbers. 

This week we also learned to make a self portrait collage by using paper scraps and enjoyed our PE lesson with Chelsea's Coach Lucy.

Week beginning September 5th 

 

Welcome to all our new Woodpeckers - we hope you all had a fantastic Summer break. Everyone has settled well this week and started to learn all our new routines.

In our learning this week we have written about our Summer holidays and been busy counting in 2 and 5s from any number. We have also been learning to log on to our new year 2 computing pages and thought about which books are important to us.

Week beginning October 29th 

Welcome back!

This week Woodpeckers have been busy learning all about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. First we thought about what we already knew and then thought of some questions to help us to find out more. We enjoyed using the Chrome books to discover lots of information and used it to write our newspaper reports.

In our maths this week we learned more about place value of numbers. We partitioned numbers to show how they are made up of tens and ones.

Later in the week we represented 2 digit numbers in different ways.

We also learned about being a good leader and how we can be a 'good example' to others around us. We were all very good at following the leaders in the games we played.

    

 

Week beginning October 8th 

What a busy week for Woodpeckers.  

On Wednesday we visited London for the Primary Proms. During the morning we explored the Science Museum where we enjoyed looking at the Space and Transport exhibitions. Then we explored the Pattern Pod before walking to The Royal Albert Hall. We enjoyed listening to the different choirs and orchestras that performed for us.

On Friday Woodpeckers were stars when they were tour guides. They confidently spoke to our visitors when they showed them around St. Mary's on our Open Morning.

 

Week beginning September 24th

This week Woodpeckers shared their new home learning books which they had covered at home. They are all really great!

We have been busy learning more about subtraction this week in maths. We used lots of different vocabulary and subtracted single digits by counting back and using number facts.

17 - 2 is just counting back 2   

23 - 3  is 20 and 3 take away the 3 

In English we learned to use similes and noun phrases to add descriptions to our work.

Rose wore shoes as black as coal.

Jack ran through the enchanted forest.

This week we also started Forest School and archery lessons.

Week beginning September 10th 

 

Welcome to all our new Woodpeckers - we hope you all had a fantastic Summer break. Everyone has settled well this week and started to learn all our new routines.

In our learning this week we have written about our Summer holidays and been busy counting in 2 and 5s from any number. We have also been learning to log on to our new year 2 computing pages and thought about which books are important to us.

We have been busy reading poems and spotting patterns which we used to write our own poems. In maths this week we have been learning to read and write numbers. We also learned to count reliably by grouping objects in 2s, 5s and 10s.