Welcome to Woodpeckers Class
On this page we will be sharing some of the fantastic things we do in class.
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On Friday 8th May, it is VE Day, marking the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe. The 8th May marked the end of World War 2 and the day when the Allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe. Here are some activities for you to do. Also why not think of some questions you would like to ask people who lived through this momentous day?
Early Years Foundation Stage
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Good Work Winner
Star of the Week
The Enchanted Woods
Next term out Topic is titled The Enchanted Woods, so off to the woods we shall be going, and also we are off to an exotic animal Zoo to learn about animals that live in woods or not?
Please take time to read the information about our exciting topic and if you wish to start to work with your child on some of the activities then please do.
Staying Active 17 March
Today the children from Woodpeckers and Eagles united and stayed active for most of the morning, we all had great fun using the sports equipment and devising some new and interesting games. Super Sportsmanship was shown by all.
Tree Boggarts 6 March
As part of our English we have been looking and reading instructions. Following this we used our understanding to make some tree boggarts on some trees in school, we had great fun and are very pleased with our boggarts- what do you think?
Fineshade Woods 6 March
Woodpeckers had a great day exploring Fineshade Woods, it was cold and damp but this did not deter the fun we had. During the day we-
- Built dens for us
- Houses for animals
- Completed an enchanted tree hunt
- Used a Shrek toilet
- Toasted marshmallows
- Climbed steep hills
- Looked at different types of trees…..
We had a great day exploring.
Treasure Hunt 7 February
The children from Eagles and Woodpeckers joined each other and had great fun completing a treasure hunt. This was linked to numbers and co-ordinates but also the topic of Land Ahoy, this activity formed part of social development for the younger children and consolidation of topic knowledge for the older children. We all had great fun including the adults, the children loved receiving their treasure prize…
#Gooderstone Water Gardens and Nature Trail 14 January
The children had a great day exploring Gooderstone Water Gardens and Nature trail, we had fun finding all the bridges. We learnt about plants, water, and had a great day learning about the world around us with the support of the great British weather!
Rand Farm 10 December
EYFS and the adults had a great time with Santa, Mrs Claus, elves and animals at Rand Farm. We decorated gingerbread people with Mrs Claus. Became certified elves, met Santa and then fed animals and enjoyed meeting the reindeer.
Hindu Experience 6 December
We have a great day when Sunita visited us and we participated with a Hindu Experience. The children and adults took part in-
Making rangoli patterns
Listened to Rama and Sita story
Dressing in Indian clothes.
We all became princes and princesses and got to wear a Bindi, Mrs Wright became Queen of Gedney!
Christmas Tree Hunt 27 November
On Tuesday 26th November the children from Woodpecker class set off on a Christmas Tree hunt, we went to Tallington Farm and discovered not only some great trees but muddy puddles too. The children have fun exploring the trees and had to-
- Identify different types of Christmas tree
- Look at what had happened to the trees by the local animals
- Fill some bird feeders and understood the importance of this during the winter months
- Find a tree that was taller than Mrs Parnell, this tree was then tagged and will be our School’s Christmas tree so please come and take a look.
- Hide in some very big trees and wait to be found… yes we found all the children!
- Plant a tree because we were going to be cutting a tree down.
- Finally we all, adults included, hunted for chocolate coins.
- And obviously play in the mud….
We all had great fun an enjoyed another hands on learning experience.
Snakes and Ladders 22 November
On Friday 22nd November Woodpeckers Class received two new members, say Hello to Snakes and Ladders. The children enjoyed a trip to Baytree pet centre , they had to pay the bus driver to take them,and brought our new pets along with all the essential items. The children decided on the pets, toys and names for the new members and will now take responsibility of caring for them.
Children In Need 15 November
Today the children all made such a great effort and looked brilliant in their yellow and spotty outfits. We have chosen a winner for every class for the most creative costume. So far today we have raised £64.40.
Thank you to all that has taken part and made a donation.
The Year 1 children thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the cinema today, we watched Secret Life of Pets 2. Once back in school we discussed the film and which animal would make the best classroom pet? This was a great discussion……watch this space for the new member of Woodpecker Class.
Today Woodpeckers class visited Inkpot Farm. The Inkpot is an 18 acre field working farm where owner Hannah gave Woodpeckers a guided tour. The children explored the vegetable garden, picking and tasting some of the crops, collected eggs from the chicken coop, visited the Turkeys and met Socks and Dictus the Rams. We all went on a nature walk spotting lots of different flowers and ended up at the beehives, where we tasted some of the home grown honey. Last but not least all the children got to use the toilet that I’m sure none had experienced before. A compost toilet, I think they all enjoyed pouring the sawdust down the hole!
EYFS Reading Café
With Halloween around the corner we chose to read the story Funny Bones, helping find the skeletons someone to scare. Following the story with their adult who joined us in school we created our own skeletons.
Lunchtime Award 20 September
The Midday Supervisors decided all the new reception children deserved a lunchtime award for settling in well and making new friends.
The Greatest Showman 10 September
Woodpeckers class enjoyed PE at the church today. They are working towards performing there version of The Greatest Showman...
Lots of fun was had by all, watch this space for more performances.
UFO crashes into Woodpecker class - Where is Beegu?
Have you seen a small yellow creature with long yellow ears?
This book is about a little yellow creature that lands on earth and...