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Woodpeckers Diary - Keeping you up to date with what we have been learning about.

18 September 

The children are adapting well to life in upper KS2.

In maths we have been concentrating on place value up to millions and in English we are looking at the stories of Beatrix Potter.

Last week, Woodpeckers launched their new topic 'Could Our School be Self Sufficient?' by going through the school lunch menu, finding out the ingredients needed and deciding how we could provide them within the school grounds. We also made bird scarers from junk and hung them from the trees.

Wednesday, being Roald Dahl day, we studied 'George's Marvellous Medicine' and concocted our own version of the medicine using any ingredients that we could find including such things as nail varnish, glue, vinegar and spices - luckily no one had to drink it! We also drew characters in the style of Quentin Blake.


It has been a really busy first week in the Woodpecker's nest as the children have been settling in to their new surroundings and getting to know each other.

We have launched our topic 'Can our school become self - sufficient?' by looking at where the source of all the food on a school dinner menu comes from and how we could provide the food ourselves if all the shops and supermarkets no longer existed. The children have designed their self - sufficient school on a map and have included wheat fields for their pasta, a pond to keep the fish for their fishfingers and even garlic bulbs for garlic bread. 

The children will be planting a wide range of seasonal produce under the expert eye of Mrs Drury, and have made bird scarers to keep their beds safe from predators!

We are also enjoying learning how to speed up our maths fluency and all about Beatrix Potter in English.

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