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Woodpecker Class

    Teachers: Miss S. Barnes & Mrs T.Ginns

    Learning Support Assistant: Mrs H. Vint






Wow - what an amazing response to our home learning challenge! The houses you have helped your children to make were incredible! We can see that an awful lot of thought has gone into each and every one, and we thank you for your enthusiasm.
It seemed almost a shame to burn such works of art, but arranging our houses into our very own 'Pudding Lane' and then watching the wind fan the flames, gave the children a real taste of how the fire spread so quickly back in 1666, and the devastation it caused. We were even treated to a sudden gust, at the very end, which reignited some of the embers and ensured none of the buildings were left standing!
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Thank you to the many parents and carers who attended our class assembly today. The children really enjoyed sharing their learning with you.


We have started our netball coaching sessions on a Thursday morning. We are learning about the importance of working as a team and how to move around a court and have also been practising aiming at targets and shooting into a netball hoop. 

The children are really enjoying it and it has been great to see progression of skills already!



Things to remember:

We have our first reading morning of the term on Thursday 27th September. Feel free to pop in and spend some time reading with your child in the classroom environment. All welcome!


Next Friday 28th September, we will begin our 'pond dipping' sessions on the heathland as part of our science investigation. Please ensure your child is wearing either tights or trousers and has a coat in school. We will be pond dipping rain or shine!




The children have settled well into Year 2 so far, and are enjoying their learning - especially our history topic about the Great Fire of London!We have been finding out about how the fire started, how it spread so rapidly and why it took so long to put it out. We've also been looking at artefacts and trying to work out what they were used for back in 1666 - much harder than you might think!

On Friday we were visited by a theatre company who invited us to take part in a live re-enactment of the fire. There was even a smoke machine! Workshops like these are an exciting way for children to begin to really understand the circumstances surrounding an historical event and how people might have felt. They are also great fun!