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Woodpecker - Year 4 and Year 3

Welcome to Woodpecker Class 2021/2022

 

Class Teacher: Miss Hickey 

Teaching Partner: Mrs Richman

PPA Cover: Mrs Michaels (History and Geography), Mrs Bastable (RE)

MFL: Mrs Edwards

 

Our Classroom!

Weekly Timetable

Weekly News 4/7/22

 

Update: Only 2 and half more weeks to go! I can't believe how quickly it has gone. The children learnt about jumping in PE, did some quilling in Art and learnt about how plants adapt to their environments in Science. 

 

Maths: Mass and capacity

English: Story writing 

History: Greeks

PSHE: RSE

Science: Plants

DT: Pencil cases

Music: Music appreciation 

PE: Athletics 

 

Things to remember: Homework, reading records and journals and water bottles on Monday. PE on Thursday.

 

 

Weekly News 27/6/22

 

Update: I'm very excited to be back with in school after a tiring but fun filled three days at Northern Heights with Year 5! Mrs Bridgeman has given me some wonderful feedback about how hard everyone has worked whilst I've been away.  

 

Maths: Position and direction 

English: Cinnamon (story writing)

Geography: Volcanoes 

PSHE: Changing me 

Science: Plants

PE: Athletics

Music: STOP

Art: Abstract art 

 

Things to remember: Homework, water bottles, reading records and journals in on Monday. PE on Thursday.

Weekly News 20/6/22

 

Update: The children had a great week! In PE they learned the sprint start, had a go at wrapping in Music and were extremely interested in our Geography lesson about earthquakes.

 

Maths: Properties of shape

English: Cinnamon - story writing 

History: Ancient Greeks

PSHE: Changing Me

Science: Plants

Music: Stop-wrap

Art: Abstract art

Computing: Scratch 

 

Things to remember: PE is back to a Thursday. Homework, reading records and journals and water bottles in for Monday. I will be accompanying Year 5 on their residential trip from Wednesday to Friday so the children will have Mrs Bridgeman teaching them. 

Weekly News 13/6/22

 

Update: We've had a good first week back! We have started Athletics in PE and I was very impressed with their sewing abilities in DT! 

 

Maths: Properties of shape

English: Cinnamon (diary writing, advert, letter, poetry)

History: Ancient Greeks

PSHE: Changing Me

Science: Plants

Computing: Scratch

PE: Athletics - sprinting

Art: Abstract art

 

Things to remember: PE is on Monday this week! Homework, reading records and journals on Monday. Please send your child in with a sun hat for the rest of the term. 

Victorian Day

Weekly News 16/05/22

 

Update: School trip week! We are all excited to visit the Verulamium on Monday. Last week the children very much enjoyed the Eid assembly on Friday and getting to decorate their own stars. 

 

Maths: Time

English: Varmints (explanation text)

PSHE: Relationships

Science: Shadows

PE: Rounders

Computing: Programming 

DT: Sewing skills

 

Things to remember: It's our school trip on Monday so please remember to send your child in with a pound for entry to the Roman theatre as part of our walking tour. The children are allowed to wear trainers as we will be doing a fair amount of walking. Homework/ water bottles/ reading books and records on Monday. PE on Thursday. 

Weekly News 25.4.22

 

Update: We have had a great first week back after the Easter holidays! The children have been very interested in our new story we are reading in English. 

 

English: PRIDE (biographies of Harvey Milk)

Maths: Decimals (writing decimals, comparing decimals)

Art: Abstract art

PSHE: Relationships 

Science: Light and shadow 

PE: Rounders 

Music: Music appreciation 

History: Romans 


Things to remember: Homework, water bottles, reading records and reading journals. PE on Thursday. 

 

Welcome Back! 19/04/22

 

Update: Welcome back! I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break and enjoyed the warm weather. I am looking forward to seeing you all and hearing all about your holidays. 

 

English: We are beginning a book called PRIDE The Story of the Rainbow Flag. This is a story about an activist called Harvey Milk, his involvement in the LGBTQ+ movement and the creation of the rainbow flag. We will be writing a biography on Harvey Milk by the end of the two week unit. 

Maths: Decimals (Y4 hundredths, Y3 tenths)

Art: Abstract art

PSHE: Network hands

Science: Light and shadows

PE: Rounders

Computing: E-safety

Geography: Types of clouds

 

Things to remember: PE is now on Thursday again. Reading books will go home with children again this week. You will receive a letter this week regarding our school trip to the Verulamium museum in St Albans which will be on 16th May. 

Weekly News 28.3.22

 

Update: I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day and liked your cards the children made. We have one more week to go and then it's the Easter holidays! We'll be doing lots of spring/ Easter activities this week! 

 

Maths: Decimals - tenths and hundredths

English: Writing a brochure

Art: Easter Art

PSHE: Healthy Me 

Science: Magnets

Geography: Types of clouds

PE: Dance

Computing: Coding

Music: Spring music!

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday,  Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday

Isolation Work W/C 14th March

Weekly News 21.3.22

 

Update: It was lovely to see everyone back in class this week. We had lots of fun on red nose day and raised lots of money. 

 

Maths: Adding and subtracting fractions

English: Persuasive writing 

DT: Packaging

PSHE: Healthy Me

Science: Magnets

Geography: Types of clouds

Computing: Coding

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday,  Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday

Weekly News 14.3.22

 

Update: Well it has been a strangely quiet week in Woodpecker Class! I hope everyone is feeling better! We had our assessment week last week, so those who were not in will be catching up with their assessments this week. 

 

Maths: Fractions

English: Weslandia - fronted adverbials, narrative writing

Art: Pop Art

PSHE: Healthy Me (addiction)

Science: Magnetism 

History: Romans (St Albans)

PE: Dance (Spy theme)

Computing: Coding

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday,  Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday

Isolation Work W/C 7th March

Isolation work W/C 21st Feb

Weekly News 28.2.22

 

Update: We learnt LOTS of new things this week! We learnt about improper fractions, what a force is and all about Latin. We also had the chance to get the gymnastics equipment out, that was super fun! We're very much looking forward to World Book Day on Thursday.

 

Maths: Fractions - tenths as decimals, fractions of a quantity

English: News paper reports, letter writing

Art: Pop Art

Geography: Types of precipitation

Science: Forces and Magnets

PSHE: Healthy Me

Music: African Drums

PE: Dance

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday, No more forest school, Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday, World Book day on Thursday - the theme is ROYALTY

Weekly News 21/2/22

 

Update: Well that went quickly! I hope you have all had a restful half term and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. After countless failed attempts at uploading the class assembly onto Google Drive, it is now on Classroom for you all to view! Well done to all of you!

 

Maths: Fractions

English: Newspaper articles

DT: Food nutrition

History: Romans

Science: Soil formation

Computing: To plan a book trailer

PE: Dance

Music: Appreciation

Jigsaw: Healthy Me

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday, No more forest school, Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday

Fossil Making

Isolation Work W/C 7th Feb

Weekly News 7/2/22

 

Update: We have had lots of fun this week and the children particularly enjoyed the talent show! Well done to all those who took part, we have a very talented class. We finished painting our fossils too and they look super cool! This week it is Childrens' Mental Health Week and so we will be doing some activities based around our mental health and well-being. 

 

Maths: Money

English: Instruction writing, facts and opinions, debating

Art: Pop Art (painting)

Science: Soil formations

Geography: Tectonic Plates

Computing: Safer Internet Day

Jigsaw: Hopes and Dreams

Music: Music Appreciation 

PE: Gymnastics 

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday, Forest School on Tuesday, Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday, whole school talent show and non-school uniform day on Friday 

Isolation Work W/C 31st Jan

Weekly News (31/1/22)

 

Update: We've had lots of fun this week. The children really enjoyed making their fossils and can't wait to see how they have turned out on Monday. We will paint them to make them look even more realistic. We're all really enjoying PE and focused on rolls this week. I was very impressed! It is our talent show on Friday and I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing acts. 

 

Maths: Money

English: Non-chronological reports and instruction writing

DT: Food nutrition 

Science: Mary Anning

History: Romans

PE: Gymnasitcs

PSHE: Hopes and Dreams

Computing: Google Classroom 

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday, Forest School on Tuesday, Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday, talent show on Friday

Isolation Work W/C 24th Jan

Weekly News (24/01/22)

 

Update: We've had another fun week in Woodpecker Class! We have come to the end of our whole school book and enjoyed sharing what we had learnt and produced in a whole school virtual assembly. Forest school is a hit! The children are really enjoying outdoor learning. 

 

Maths: Short division and correspondence problems 

English: The Story of Tutankhamun - Non-chronological reports

Art: Pop Art - Drawing

Science: Rocks and Fossils - fossil formation 

Geography: Tectonic Plates

PSHE: Hopes and Dreams

Computing: Online Safety

PE: Gymnastics 

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday, Forest School on Tuesday, Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday

Isolation Work W/C 17th Jan

Forest School and Science!

Weekly News (17/01/22)

 

Update: We have had another great week of learning! We had our first lesson on gymnastics which was super fun and the children are looking forward to another forest school session on Tuesday.

 

Maths: Multiplication and division  

English: Here We Are - Non-chronologial reports

DT: Food nutrition 

Science: Rocks and Fossils

History: Romans

PSHE: Hopes and Dreams 

PE: Gymnastics

Music: Music appreciation 

 

Things to remember: PE on Friday, Forest School on Tuesday, Reading records and reading books in school every day, homework on Monday 

Gymnastics!

Isolation Work W/C 10th Jan

Weekly News (10/01/22)

 

Update: I was very impressed with how well the children settled back into school. We had two lovely days carrying out lots of PSHE activities. 

 

English: Whole school book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. Letter writing, poetry and an explanation text. 

Maths: Multiplication and division 

Art: Pop art

Science: Rocks

History: Romans

PSHE: Healthy Me

Computing: Online safety 

PE: Gymnastics 

 

Things to remember: Homework will now be 3 sheets. Maths, SPAG and comprehension. These will come home on Wednesday in a folder and expected back in school on Monday. PE is now on a Friday. Reading records and books need to come into school with the children every day.

Dream Catchers

Isolation Work W/C 3rd Jan

Welcome Back

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break. I am so looking forward to welcoming you all back to school. Our first two days back at school will all be about reconnecting. Here is an outline of what we will be doing. 

 

Thursday - We will be talking about our feelings, looking at British Values and what they look like at Bromet and talking about our hopes and dreams for the future

 

Friday - We will be learning about money and jobs, looking at the different types of bullying and what bullying means, learning about the 5 ways to well being and taking part in some team building activities!

 

PE is now on a Friday

 

 

Weekly News 20/12/21

 

Update: We made it to the end of term (just)! Thank you for all of your support this term. The children will be doing lots of Christmassy activities for the final two days in school. Have a very merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing all the children back in the new year.

 

Things to remember: Homework and reading books will not be going home until January. The children can bring in a teddy on Monday and a toy on Tuesday.

 

Isolating learning: Lots of reading and make use of Hit the Button and Mathletics.

Isolation Learning 13/12/21

Weekly News 13/12/21

 

Update: I have been one proud teacher at how well the children adapted to online teaching this week. It went very smoothly and they all produced some brilliant work. This week we will be filming our nativity performance which the children are very excited about! We also have the pantomime on Friday in Rickmansworth. 

 

English: Moz the Monster - writing stories

Maths: Christmas activity week and word problems

Music: Christmas

Geography: Clouds

Science: A Christmas investigation

PE: Ball skills

PSHE: Celebrating differences

Art: Christmas crafts!

 

Things to remember: Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs), a simple nativity outfit if you have an acting part.

Weekly News 6/12/21

 

Update: I have been super impressed with how the children have dealt with the class going back into class bubbles. They have been extremely mature and handled the situation very well. They worked hard on their assessments and I am very pleased with them. 

 

English: Moz the Monster! We will be writing job applications, adverts and stories!

Maths: Multiplication and division and word problems

PSHE: What makes me special?

Music: Christmas

History: Romans

Science: Making our own investigation

PE: Fitness

DT:  Evaluating our products

 

Things to remember: Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs), Christmas Lunch forms

Weekly News 29.11.21

 

Update: Christmas rehearsals are well underway. We are having a lot of fun singing and practising for our performance in the church. 

 

Maths: Assessment week. The children will carry out an arithmetic and two reasoning tests.

English: We will be finishing writing and editing our stories. The children will also have a reading test this week.

Music: Christmas

Geography: Rivers

Science: Animals Including Humans

PE: Ball Skills

PSHE: Celebrating Differences

Art: Sculptures 

 

Things to remember: Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

 

 

Weekly News 22/11/21

 

Update: We would like to welcome Miss Jones into our class. Miss Jones is a student teacher and will be with us until December 3rd. She will be returning again in January until March. I was really impressed with how the children responded to anti-bullying week. We saw lots of great performances and the children produced some fantastic posters for our display. Christmas is now upon us and the children will be practising the songs for our carol concert over the coming weeks. I have uploaded the lyrics to each song onto our class page so these can be practised at home. 

 

Maths: Multiplication and division 

English: Story writing

Computing: E-Safety

Music: Christmas

History: Romans

PE: Ball skills

Jigsaw: Celebrating differences

DT: Moving Monsters

 

Things to remember: Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs), Egg boxes and decorative bits and pieces (Fri)

Anti-bullying Week

Weekly News 8.11.21

 

Update: We've had a super week learning. Our COP26 day went really well and the children learnt a lot. They made some wonderful posters to raise awareness and had fun creating some paper turtles. We were lucky enough to have a virtual visit from an author on Thursday which the children thoroughly enjoyed. 

 

Maths: Length and perimeter

English: Play script writing

History: Romans

PE: Ball skills

Jigsaw: Celebrating differences

DT: Moving monsters

 

Things to remember: Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

 

Weekly News 1/11/21

 

Update: Well that went quickly! I look forward to seeing you all back in school for our second half of the term. I hope you have had a restful half term break. 

 

Maths: Length and perimeter

English: Play scripts

Computing: 

Geography: Climate change day

Science: Skeletons

PE: Ball skills

Jigsaw: Celebrating differences

Art: Impressionism

 

Things to remember: Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

Cake Sale!

Weekly News 11/10/21

 

Update: We've had another week of super learning in Woodpecker Class. It was national poetry day on Thursday and the children recited a poem about the digestive system. They performed brilliantly and I was one proud teacher. It was great to see a sea of yellow on Friday as we raised money for Young Minds. 

 

English: We are starting a new book called Tar Beach. The children will be making predictions this week.

Maths: Addition and subtraction 

Computing: Inside of a computer

Music: Let Your Spirit Fly

Geography: Rivers

Science: Nutrients 

PE: Netball

PSHE: Being Me in My World

ART: Christmas Cards

 

Things to remember: Homework books (Mon), Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

Weekly News 4/9/21

 

Update: Another great week of learning! The children have really settled in now and I am impressed with their attitude to learning. I am looking forward to seeing those who have joined my choir after school this Monday!

 

Maths: Addition and subtraction

English: Story writing

Computing: Following instructions

Music: Let Your Spirit Fly

History: Barack Obama

Science: Digestive System

PE: Netball - footwork

Jigsaw: Being Me In My World

Art: Impressionism

 

Things to remember: Homework books GEOGRAPHY HOMEWORK (Mon), Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

 

 

Weekly News 27/9/21

 

Update: We've had a good week and learnt lots of new things! I'm excited to start my choir on Monday and I know I have lots of Woodpeckers joining me! I must say, we have some wonderful singing voices in this class and we have been particularly enjoying learning to sing Let Your Spirit Fly in music lessons. 

 

Maths: Place Value

English: Diary writing, telegram writing, explanation texts

Computing: Journey inside a computer

Music: Let Your Spirit Fly

Geography: Rivers

Science: Digestive System

PE: Netball attacking 

PSHE: Being Me in My World

DT: Pneumatic systems 

 

Things to remember: Homework books (Mon), Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

Weekly News 20/9/21

 

Update: We're back into the swing of things now and the children have been working super hard this week. We've all enjoyed gathering together as a school in the hall for our assemblies. 

 

Computing: Making a laptop

Music: Let Your Spirit Fly

Science: Parts of a plant

History: Local History 

Jigsaw: Being Me in My World

PE: Netball

Art: Impressionism

 

Things to remember: Homework books (Mon), Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs)

Weekly News 13/9/21

 

Update: We made it through the first week! Well done to all of you for settling in so well! I have really enjoyed getting to know you all and can't wait for the rest of the year together! 

 

Maths: Place value

English: Instruction writing, learning about inverted commas 

Music: Let Your Spirit Fly

Computing: Inside of a computer

Geography: Rivers

Science: Plants recap

PE: Netball (bounce pass)

PSHE: Being Me in My World

DT: Mechanisms 

 

Things to remember: Homework books (Mon), Water bottles (Mon, home Wed and Fri), Reading books and records (every day with at least 3 adult signatures by the end of the week), PE (Thurs), Year 3 have scooterbility (16th) 

Team Building!

Welcome to Woodpecker Class!

 

Update: Hello there! I am so excited to welcome you all into Woodpecker Class. We are going to have such a fun year! The classroom is looking great and now all it needs is some children to complete it!

 

For the first couple of days back, we will spend some time getting to know one another and settling back into the school routine. We will talk about our feelings, create our class rules and discuss the importance of a growth mindset! We will start our usual subjects from Wednesday.

 

See you all on Monday! laugh

 

Maths: Place Value 

English: The Legend of Sally Jones will be our book. We will be learning about conjunctions and writing some instructions this week

Science: Plants

Geography: What is Geography the study of?

Art: Self portraits

RE: Recapping skills and sharing knowledge of religions we know about

French: Wednesday with Madame Edwards

PE: Netball (THURSDAY)

Music: Music appreciation

 

Things to remember: Homework will go out on a Wednesday and needs to return to school on Monday. PE is on Thursday so please come to school in your PE kit. Reading books and records will go home on Monday. Please try and read with your child and sign their record at least three times a week. Reading records and books should come into school every day. 

 

 

 

 

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