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Welcome to Woodpeckers with .......

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......Mrs Stiles, Mrs Cadwallader and Mr Bishop

 

Creative Topic Homework

As an introduction to our new topic this term please can you spend some time over the next few weeks making a model dragon out of anything!

My only stipulation is that it must fit into a 10cms box with the lid on!

Of course there will be prizes for the best! You can be as creative as you wish.

Many thanks

Mrs Stiles

Spring Term Forest School

We shall be taking part in Forest Schools every Friday afternoon this term. please can you ensure your child comes to school dressed for the outdoors, NOT in school uniform. Can they bring a change of footwear, preferably wellies, in a plastic bag. Also they must have an outdoor, warm coat to keep them warm and dry.

Many thanks

Mrs Stiles

Guided Reading 2019

Many thanks for your support since September with listening to your child read at home. I always celebrate your efforts with a slip in the rewards jar in class.

 

In January we shall be reading Cressida Cowell's How to train your Dragon as a whole class in our guided reading time. If you could buy a copy to keep in class during this term, we would appreciate it. This doesn't have to be a new book.

 

Many Thanks

Mrs Stiles

SPRING TERM

 

Our topic theme for the spring term will begin with instruction writing about how to build your own dragon model and story telling about How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell. With your help from the creative topic homework and the guided reading book as stimulus we shall be creating our own characters and developing our creative skills. We shall also be using our geography and science skills in order to direct and navigate around our own created world! We can harness our imaginations to their full potential! I for one can’t wait!

Dear Parents,

 

we would all like to say a huge thank you for all your generous presents and gifts that you gave us at Christmas.

 

From Mrs Cadwallader, Mr Bishop and Mrs Stiles

 

We look forward to sharing a creative, inspiring and personalised curriculum driven by the children having ownership of their learning. I have many exciting ideas and want to ensure we have many ‘wow’ moments such as trips, creative days and visitors to help enthuse our learning.

Some activities will involve other key stage two children enabling Woodpeckers to experience buddy support from older children.

The English curriculum will include using books by Roahl Dahl and Beatrix Potter, if you can familiarise your child, over the holiday with some of their books, that would support their work in September. Some will be used in guided reading and others will form the basis of a topic. Our first book will be ‘The Worst Witch’ by Jill Murphy.

Our topic theme for the year will begin with ‘Tricks and Treats’: we shall immerse ourselves in the circus using the Greatest Showman as a starting point. We will explore the costumes, acts and routines through Physical Education and drama. I hope to have a day with Flip the clown teaching us about juggling and circus tricks. We will also include magic tricks, wizardry and card games in maths and finish the topic off performing a class show celebrating our talents together. For all of this we will be recording events in a diary.

 

Further topics to explore during the year will include:

  • ‘memorable characters’ from stories we have read we will use the stone age as inspiration to create our own stories. If you could visit an ancient monument, we can use this to initiate our learning.
  • Exploring the seaside as a habitat. If you child visits the beach in the summer please bring back photos to share.
  • The character ‘Peter Rabbit’ in all his guises
  • Roahl Dahls collection of amazing stories
  • Finally the key stage two play will allow us to focus on performing, we will be practicing our performance in class with poetry and song!

Wow what a year planned. Please find me to chat about any of

these ideas and themes I am always happy to chat!

 

Mrs Stiles

 

Key Information

Timetable

 

Woodpeckers: Year 3

Autumn Timetable 2018

 

8.50 9.00

9.00 - 10.00

10.00

10.15

 

10.15 10.30

10.45 – 11.45

11.45

12.30

12.30

1.00

 

1.00 - 2.45

2.45 3.00

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

4

Monday

Start the day in your registration groups, visual timetables & morning task including Skipping

Maths with Mrs Stiles each day

 

Comfort Break

Values Assembly

English with Mrs Stiles each day

Outdoor Activities 11.45 – 12.10

Lunch in the hall 12.10– 12.30

Guided Reading

Spanish with Mrs Hall

 

RE with Mrs Brown

 

Guided Reading & Reflection

Tuesday

Maths

 

Extended English

AI focus

Science

with Mr Stiles

 

Wednesday

Maths

 

Singing Practice with Mrs Churchard

English

Cross Curricular

Topic based learning with Mrs Stiles

 

Thursday

Maths

 

Class Assembly

English

PE with Mr McDonnell, Mrs Cadwallader & Mr Bishop

 

Friday

Maths

Celebration

Assembly

English

Block Rotation Activities

1: Art & Design with Mrs Stiles

2: Music with Mrs Churchard

3: Forest School with Mr Price & Mrs Mac

4: Computing with Mrs Webber

 

                       

 

PE

 

PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon  with Mr McDonnell, Mrs Cadwallader and Mr Bishop.

Please make sure the children have PE kits in school which are labelled with their name tags. Many thanks.

 

Homework

 

 

Homework will be issued every Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday.

Each week your child will have Maths and English homework and spellings to learn.

Please speak to us on a Friday if you have any homework questions or concerns.

 

Forest School

 

 
The children will take part in Forest School on a  Friday afternoon with Mr Price and Mrs Mac. This will be part of a block rotation where the children will also enjoy Music with Mrs Churchard, Art and Design with Mrs Stiles and Computing with Mrs Webber.

 

Do ensure your child has the appropriate clothing for Forest School. We go out in all weathers!  Its such fun! The children have a wonderful time.

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