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  • Y2 Owl Class 91.5%
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  • Y3 Merlin Class 96.5%
  • Y4 Peacock Class 96.3%
  • Y4 Raven Class 96.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 94.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Kestrel Class 96.1%
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Summer Term

Summer 2 Week 6

 

English

This week in English, we continued to examine persuasive texts. This week, we began to write our own persuaisve speeches about how to prevent climate change. We first planned our speech to ensure it had a clear structure before considering the points that we would share in our speech. We then began to write our persuasive speeches. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, we began to revisit some of our learning from throughout our time in Year 2. We examined ho to recognise the tens and ones in a number and how we can use our knowledge of number bonds to ten to find bonds to 100. 

 

Science

In science this week, we considered the effects of climate change and global warming. Firstly, we discussed the effects of greenhouse gases and how they make our atmosphere thicker which means that heat from the Sun cannot escape. We then planned and conducted and experiment to show how global warming can quicken the time it takes ice to melt. 

 

Geography

In geography this week we examined how to give directions using a compass rose and a map. We worked in groups to follow given directions around a map of the UK by using terminology such as north, south, east and west. 

 

RE

In RE this week, we continued our fundraising work from our last session and chose a class fundraising activity. We then designed a poster to share our activity with our family and friends to collect sponsors to raise money for our chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation.

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we considered how to look after our planet and the important of reduce, reuse and recycle. 

Summer 2 Week 5

 

English

This week in English, we continued to examine persuasive texts. This week, we began to examine speech writing. To start this, we first listened to a range of speeches from famous speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr, Winston Churchill, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough. We used these to consider how to deliver a persuasive speech and noted our likes and dislikes about their speeches. Finally, we rehearesed and delivered given a speech on climate change in groups.

 

Maths

In maths this week, we continued our unit of work on measurements. This week we examined how to measure volume and temperature.

 

Science

In science this week, we examined what food chains are and how they might look in our local habitats. We discussed the differences between predators and prey before creating our own food chains.

 

Geography

In geography this week we compared a British beach to one from a different country. To do this, we were first shown a range of pictures from British beaches and discussed the different human and physical geographical features that we could see. We then repeated this with a beach from a destination from around the world. 

 

RE

In RE this week, we considered the importance of how charities use fundraising activities to collect money so that they can help people. We then worked in small groups to plan our own fundraising activity to be completed in school. 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we continued to consider the importance of money. This week, we discussed the importance of saving money and thought how a ficitonal character could save money so that she could buy things that she wanted but did not have enough money for at first.

Summer 2 Week 4

 

English

This week in English, we continued to examine persuasive texts, specifically adverts. This week, we worked hard to create our own online adverts to sell the camera from our class text, Flotsam, by David Weisner. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, we continued our unit of work on measurements. This week we examined how to measure capacity and volume. 

 

Science

In science this week, we considered how different animals are suited their habitats. We also worked hard to discuss how animals depend on their habitats and how habitats can depend on the animals that live there in order to stay healthy. 

 

Geography

In geography this week we were given a chosen seaside destination located around the UK. We then researched our given place and noted down our key facts about it such as which physical and human geographical features can be found there.

 

Computing

In computing this week, we continued our unit of work on revisiting and applying our computing learning from our time in Year 2. This week, we created our own underwater themed mondrian pictures using Microsoft Paint.

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we considered the importance of money. To do this, we considered what we use money for and what different types of money are called and look like from around the globe.

Summer 2 Week 3

 

English

This week in English, we began to examine persuasive texts. After finishing our retelling of the story of Flotsam, we then examined different types of adverts and considered what the purpose of adverts is. We then created our own poster adverts for 'Meliville's underwater camera' from our class text, Flotsam. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, we began our new unit of work on measurements. To start this unit, we examined measuring the mass of objects. Throughout the week, we compared the mass of different objects using balancing scales and then exmained how to measure mass in grams and kilograms. 

 

Science

In science this week, we examined what endangered animals are. We considered what it means for an animal to be classed as endangered and why some animals are endangered. We then created our own fact files about a chosen endangered animal.

 

Geography

In geography this week we continued our work on seas and coasts. This week, we examined some of the seas located around the UK and began to recognise and describe the various human and physical geographical features that can be found around them. We then compared these to other seas from around the world.

 

Computing

In computing this week, we began our new unit of work which is based on revisiting and applying our computing learning from our time in Year 2. This week, we created our own underwater themed pointillism pictures using Microsoft Paint.

 

RE

This week in RE, we continued to examine some of the charities that can be found around Worksop. This week, we examined what non-religious charities are such as Cancer Research, Bassetlaw Food Bank and the British Heart Foundation. We then researched where these charities are based in Worksop and what they do to help others. 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we considered how we can help our community and how jobs can have a positive impact on our local community. We then considered what jobs we might like to have when we're older and what we will need to do to achieve this.

Summer 2 Week 2

 

English

This week in English, we continued work on our class text 'Flotsam' by David Weisner. This week, we began to write our own versions of the story by using the images from the book to inpsire our writing.  

 

Maths

In maths this week, we completed our unit on time. To do this, we examined how to read the time to 5 minutes by recognising that each number on the clock represents 5 minutes. We also revised 'past the hour' and 'to the hour'. Finally, we examined how we can use what we have learned to work out durations of time. 

 

Science

In science this week, we began our new unit of work on living things and their habitats. This week, we revisted some of our learning from the autumn term by describing different world habitats. We then considered how animals are suited to their environments.

 

Geography

In geography this week we continued our work on seas and coasts. This week, we examined some of the beaches located around the UK and began to recognise and describe the various human and physical geographical features that can be found around the coast.

 

Computing

In computing this week, we completed our work from last half term on presentations. To do this, we worked in pairs to create a presentation which outlined some of the facts that we learned about mining. We examined how to add a picture to a powerpoint, add new slides, reorder slides and add text to a slide. We then printed and saved our powerpoints. 

 

Art

This week, we continued to use weaving to create our own underwater themed placement by making our own paper loom and then weaving different shades of blue card. 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we considered what a baby needs to grow and stay healthy. We then discussed the importance of family and that everyone's family is different and can be made up of different people.

Summer 2 Week 1

 

English

This week in English, we began work on our new class text 'Flotsam' by David Weisner. This week, we familiarised ourselves with the story by reading through the text. We then evaluated what we thought about the story by writing what we liked, what we disliked, whether there were any patterns in the story and what questions we had about the story. Finally, we examined the structure of the story by ordering and describing each part of the text. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, we completed our unit of position and direction. This week, we practiced giving directions as we guided our friends through our own mazes. Finally, we examined how to complete different patterns with shapes. 

 

RE

This week in RE we began our new unit of work on 'how does our local community help others?'. This week, we examined the various charities around Worksop and researched what these charities do to help others. 

 

Geography

In geography this week we began our new unit of work based on seas and coasts. This week we recapped the names and locations of the Earth's continents and oceans. We then labelled these on a world map. 

 

Art

In art this week, we began to work on our new unit of work based around creating art using textiles. This week, we discussed how weaving can be used to create art. We then began to create our own underwater themed placement by making our own paper loom and then weaving different shades of blue card. 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we began our new unit of work based on 'our world'. In this lesson, we discussed what grows on Earth. We then drew as many things as we could that we know grows on Earth. 

Summer Term 1

We have a very exciting time ahead this half term. Find out what we'll be doing this term by reading the outline below. Remember to visit this page every week to stay up to date in everything that we have been doing in Woodpecker Class!

 

English

This half term in English, we will be focusing on a range of text types such as narratives and non-chronological reports. To do this, we will use our new class focus text, 'Town is by the Sea' by Joanne Schwartz. Throughout the term, our writing will be based on what we learn in our new topic of mining. 

 

Maths

In maths over the next few weeks we will be completing 3 units of work. These will be length and height, position and direction and mass, capacity and temperature. 

 

Science

This term in science, our topic will be plants. Throughout the term, we will examine how plants grow, name the different parts of plants and consider what plants need to survive. 

 

History

In history this term, we will be conducting a local history study based on mining around Worksop. Throughout the half term, we will examine a range of historical sources to determine the impact that mining had on our local area. We will also be taking part in a trip to the National Coal Mining Museum to learn first hand what it was like to be a miner. 

 

Computing

In computing this term we will be learning all about presentation skills. Throughout the half term, we will be learning how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to create our own presentations to share the knowledge that we learn about mining around Worksop.

 

Design and Technology

This term in DT, we will complete a range of activities. To begin with, we will use research to plan and make a packed lunch for a miner. After this we will design, make and evaluate our own lunchboxes for miners. 

 

RE

This term in RE we will be examining what it is like to belong to the Christian religion in Nottinghamshire and Worksop. We will consider what it is like belonging to a family, school and community. We will also gain knowledge about the ways of Christianity such as christenings, baptisms and the Golden Rule. 

 

PSHE

This half term in PSHE, we will be learning about keeping safe online. We will consider how our actions online can affect others, name and identify the postive and negative ways we can use technology and understand what should and should not be posted online. 

Summer 1 Week 4

 

English

This week in English, we focused on our skills in reading comprehension. We worked hard to recognise and find key information in texts. 

 

Maths

In maths this week, we began a new unit of work based around position and direction. This week we discussed how to recognise if objects are to the left, right, above or below eachother. We also learned how to recognise left, right, full and half turns. 

 

RE

This week in RE, we were lucky enough to receive a visit from Mr Hardy to learn about what it means to be a christian in Worksop. Throughout our workshop, we asked Mr Hardy loads of different questions that we had thought of to further our understanding of what it is like to be a christian in Worksop and the work that christians might choose to do in our town. 

 

History


This week in history, we researched all of the different locations of the mines that are around Worksop. To do this, we used Google Maps to find the locations of the collieries that were around our local area. 

 

Music

In music this week, we worked with Mr Bellingham to create our own rhythms using the djembes. 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we worked hard to decide wich images it is okay to share with others. We agreed that we shouldn't share images of our address, school uniform or pictures of people if we don't have their permission to share them. 

Summer 1 Week 3

 

English

This week in English, we focused on developing our SPaG skills. Throughout the week, we examined different homophones and writing simple past and present tense sentences.

 

Maths

In maths this week, we completed our unit of work on Length and Height. This week, we examined how to answer problem solving questions involving length and height. To do this we discussed how to recognise the important information in a question and which operation we needed to solve them. 

 

National Coal Mining Museum Trip

This week, we were lucky enough to visit the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield as part of our history topic of mining. Throughout the day, we examined the jobs of adults and children in the mine by travelling 140 metres underground. We then found out what it was like for children working down the mine in the Victorian era. Finally, we learned about how horses and ponies were used to assist with mining. 

 

Art

This week, we worked hard in art to create a Pop Art inspired Union Jack as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. To do this we used brightly coloured felt and cut it into strips. We then used this to make our own Union Jack designs. 
 

Music

In music this week, we worked with Mr Bellingham to create our own rhythms using the djembes. 

 

Summer 1 Week 1 and 2

 

English

To start off our new term of English work, we read through our new class book 'Town is by the Sea' by Joanne Shwartz. After reading through the story, we sequenced the events of what had happened as well as discussing our favourite parts of the story. We then worked hard to develop our grammatical skills by examining compound words, expanded noun phrases and list writing. 

 

Maths

To start our new half term, we began a new unit of work based on Length and Height. So far in this unit, we have learned about comparing the length and height of objects by using terms such as 'longer' and 'shorter'. We have also examined how to measure objects in either centimetres and metres and discussed which unit of measurement is more appropriate depending on the object that is being measured e.g. larger objects should be measured in metres, shorter objects in centimetres. 

 

History

This week in History, we began our new unit of work which is based all about coal mining around Worksop. This week we attempted to answer the enquiry question, 'How has Worksop changed over time?' To do this, we compared maps of Worksop between the 20th Century. We also discussed the changed that have happened in Worksop in our memories. We then compared and described two pictures of the same place in Worksop to describe how it had changed. 

 

Computing

This week in computing, we revisted some of the computing skills that we have learned throughout the year. We examined how to open and save a file, create a folder and then learned how we can 'snap' windows which allows us to view two applications at the same time. 

 

RE

This week in RE, we began our new unit of work which is all about belonging. Throughout this lesson, we discussed what we already knew about the religion Christianity. We then thought of our own questions to ask about the religion. 
 

Design and Technology

In DT this week, we began our new unit of work which is all about making a lunch box and lunch for a miner. To begin with, we revisited our learning about healthy eating and discussed what it means to have a balanced diet. We then researched our class' favourite sandwich filling by taking part in a vote. We then recorded our results in a tally chart.

 

 

PSHE

This week in PSHE, we discussed how to be kind online. We discussed how our actions online can have a postive and negative impact on others. We then recognised positive and negative comments. 

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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Cygnet Class AM 88.5%
  • F1 Cygnet Class PM 88.5%
  • F2 Flamingo Class 91.4%
  • F2 Starling Class 89.8%
  • Y1 Robin Class 91.8%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95.4%
  • Y2 Owl Class 91.5%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 92.8%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
  • Y3 Merlin Class 96.5%
  • Y4 Peacock Class 96.3%
  • Y4 Raven Class 96.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 94.7%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Kestrel Class 96.1%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.2%

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  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
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