Welcome to Woodpecker Class 2021-2022!
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Welcome back and hello to the new Woodpeckers!
Previously in Woodpecker Class…
The Woodpeckers really enjoyed their fencing and archery sessions. They learned lots of new skills and had great fun too!
In Year 4 the Woodpeckers have been enjoying reading ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown. It has been exciting finding out how Roz the robot learned how to survive and become part of the community of wild animals on a remote island. We have also enjoyed learning about some of the animals that live there, such as beavers. Here is our fantastic artwork showing the storm which brought Roz to the wild island!
Light up Scenes
We have enjoyed learning about Electricity this half term and have used our new knowledge and skills to design and create light up Christmas scenes. We chose who the product would be for and considered this when designing the scene. We incorporated a working circuit to make something light up and made our own switches to control it. Have a look below to see our creations!
It is so lovely to have everyone back in school, even though things are all a little different. We have begun the term with a project based on the book ‘Here We Are: Notes for Planet Earth’. It has helped us think about what is important to us and share our thoughts and feelings. We enjoyed writing new song lyrics to create our own ‘Wonderful World’ song, and wrote letters to those people who are special to us. We have thought about ways in which we are all different, and ways to be kind to others. We ended the topic by writing our own ‘Notes for planet Earth’.
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Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
The children also have an opportunity to visit the school library and choose a book which they then keep and return at the next class library session.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.