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Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 90.4%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 90.4%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.1%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 94.7%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 93.6%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 93.8%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 93.5%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 95.4%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.7%
  • Y4 Owl Class 94.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 93.8%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 93.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.6%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 94.9%
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Summer Term

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. 

This Is Us
Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 90.4%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 90.4%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.1%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 94.7%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 93.6%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 93.8%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 93.5%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 95.4%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 95.8%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.7%
  • Y4 Owl Class 94.9%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 93.8%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 93.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 94.6%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 94.9%

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Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • George Huthart
  • Catherine Bartlett
  • Rebecca Jackson
  • Lynne North
  • Sally Townsend
  • Kelly Whittington

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