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Welcome to Woodpeckers with .......

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



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



Woodpeckers: Year 3

Autumn Timetable 2018


8.50 9.00

9.00 - 10.00




10.15 10.30

10.45 – 11.45






1.00 - 2.45

2.45 3.00











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




Extended English

AI focus


with Mr Stiles





Singing Practice with Mrs Churchard


Cross Curricular

Topic based learning with Mrs Stiles





Class Assembly


PE with Mr McDonnell, Mrs Cadwallader & Mr Bishop







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 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 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.


Links to websites that the children use in school which may be useful for them to access at home.

Class Photographs

Check back here regularly for photographs of what your child has been up to.


Please check here regularly for copies of any letters that may have been sent out by your child's teacher

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