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Uh-oh.... the stationary in Woodpecker class is not happy with us!

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In R.E we have been learning about the concept of Light and Dark and how this relates to Christian beliefs and the Easter story. We wrote our own acrostic poems about light and dark.

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Now we have learnt about pirates, we are going to start learning about sailors. To kick off this learning, we went to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and had a great day!

We started off the day by looking around the HMS Victory. We explored all seven decks of the ship and got to see where Admiral Nelson was shot, the kitchen and where the surgeon worked.

After lunch we went to a sailors v. pirates workshop where we learnt to decode secret messages, dressed up as sailors, tied sailor's knots, learnt about real artefacts and weighed out the food for a sailor.

Miss Cullen took lots of photos of us!

To finish the term, we have done just what Pete the Pirate asked... written about what it is like to be a pirate. The children could choose whether they wanted to write a sea shanty, pirate diary, story or a nonfiction page. On our pirate day at the end of term we shared them with Dragonfly class and in our own class too. Here is some of our work.... (VOLUME UP)

Zac seashanty.wmv

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Reece diary.wmv

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Oliver story.wmv

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Esme nonfiction page.wmv

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Pirate Pete has asked us to find out what it is really like to be a pirate, so we've been busy learning about the life of a pirate.

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So we have learnt some traditional sea shanties, such as 'What shall we do with the drunken sailor' and 'A pirate went to sea'. We then made up our own sea shanty song, with each group writing their own verse. Do you think we sound like good pirates? 

Woodpecker Class' Sea Shanty

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In Design Technology this term we have been learning about the best way to join materials and applied this to making our own glove puppet. We began by trying out ideas on a finger puppet and evaluating our approach, and then trying again to join felt for a glove puppet. Finally we decorated our puppets to make them look like a character from our very own twisted tale.

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Look at our fantastic puppets! Can you guess the character?

Arts Week

 

As part of Arts Week we have been thinking about remembrance and we all made a clay poppy.

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BREAKING NEWS!

This morning a mystery parcel arrived at school, but clearly was all not as it should be. We quickly worked out that a dragon had escaped its box and we wrote instructions for how to take care of a dragon. We then went on a dragon hunt. Look what we found!

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This term we have been learning about the Great Fire of London: what caused it and the consequences of this historical event. It was great to see all the children's home learning.
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We then recreated the Great Fire of London by burning our houses. It was a windy day so we could see how the fire spread quickly across the houses.
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