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Woodpecker - Year 2

Mrs White, Mrs Tasker, Mr Lyons and Teddy Welcome You To Woodpecker Class!

 

W.B. 8th January 2018

Welcome back to school! We hope that you had a lovely Christmas break. We are looking forward to a new year of learning.  This week, Woodpecker Class have been working very hard on their guided reading. I have been particularly impressed with the quality of their follow up tasks and comprehension. Well done everyone!

 

 

 

W.B. 18th December 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for all your help, support and good humour over the past term. I hope that you all have a very happy and peaceful Christmas with your loved ones. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

W.B. 11th December 2017

Wow! What a busy week it has been! This week, we performed our play, Census Sums. The children all did a wonderful job and we were treated to some great acting and lots of very enthusiastic singing. Well done to all the Woodpeckers! A big thank you to all the parents and other special grown- ups who helped to make some great costumes- the children all looked fantastic!

 

We have also been busy doing lots of Christmas crafts. The children have enjoyed making calendars, Christmas tree decorations and Christmas cards. We are now all feeling very Christmassy!

 

 

 

 

On Friday, we went to the Merlin Theatre to watch Hansel and Gretel. The children all enjoyed joining in with the singing and were very excited when the witch finally got pushed into the oven!

 

 

It was also Christmas jumper day on Friday. Don't the children look fantastic in their festive outfits?

 

W. B. 4th December 2017

This week, we hosted our annual INSPIRE morning. This had a Christmas art and design and technology theme. We all had great fun making Christmas table centre pieces, Christmas baubles, orange pomanders, mince pies and 3-D Christmas trees. Thank you very much to all the parents, grandparents and grown- up helpers who came along to support the children. 

 

 

 

 

Santa's Workshop

Mrs Tasker and Mr Lyons have been very busy creating us a wonderful role play area. This role play area's theme is Santa's Workshop. The children have all been having a great time wrapping presents and helping Santa get ready for Christmas.

It was quite alarming to find out that Mr Lyons, Mrs Shepard and Teddy were on Santa's naughty list but they have assured us that they are trying extremely hard to get Santa to put them back on the nice list by being very good!

 

 

 

Readers From Kingfisher Class

This week, we have been visited by the children in Kingfisher Class who read us their stories. We all listened with interest to the weird and wonderful worlds which they had created. Well done to all children in Kingfisher- you are wonderful writers! 

 

 

 

 

Maths

 

 

This week, we have been learning about temperature. The children all had a great time measuring the temperature of different cups of water. What great mathematicians we have in Woodpecker!

 

Clay Modelling

This week, we have been very fortunate to have been visited by Leo's mummy. She helped us to learn all about clay and showed us how to make bird models and Christmas decorations. We all had a great time and the model were super. When they are dried, I will post some pictures on our class page. Thank you very much to Miss Manley for giving up her time to come and teach us. We all enjoyed it very much.

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Walking

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2- 3 children are chosen to walk Teddy. This is Teddy's favourite part of the day. The children are excellent dog walkers and trainers!

 

Reading 

 

Please do encourage your child to read at home to you and then please sign their reading record daily. If possible, please read for at least 10 minutes per day. Reading at home with your child will have a positive impact on their academic progress in school and it is a great way to spend time together at the end of a busy day.

 

 

We had a great time at Bristol Zoo. We enjoyed a learning session about Madagascar and we also listened to talks about lemurs, fruit bats, red pandas and lions. The children were all extrenmely well behaved and were great ambassadors for our school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Adventure

 

We were very lucky to be visited by Katie's Grandfather who told us all about his adventures to the Arctic and Antarctic. We enjoyed learning about the wildlife in these environments and the special clothing that you need to wear in very cold places. Thank you to Mr Spurling for giving us his time.

 

 

 

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