Woodpeckers – Reception

Welcome to Woodpeckers Class Page
We are a Reception class
Our teachers are Mrs O’Rourke and Mrs Doyle


9th November

Woodpeckers you all did so well in our assembly today. We are all very proud of you. We hope you enjoyed the breakfast.

This week we have been learning all about road safety. We went on the outdoor learning area and had a go at crossing a road safely.

In Maths we have been busy ordering items by their length. We also went around the classroom finding things taller and shorter than ourselves.

We hope you liked the wonderful firework pictures that we made.


2nd November

This week we have been learning about lots of different sea creatures in the sea, and listening to stories about underwater. We explored the inside of a pumpkin and read a fact book all about pumpkins. We have all been busy adding objects and making our own sums.

We can’t wait to see you all next Friday for our Breakfast Assembly.


October 19th

Today we had lots of fun as we got to see and stroke an owl, tortoise, snake and a hedgehog that lives in Africa. We also learnt lots of facts too.


Thursday 11th October

We brought a toy in for £1. This money will go to the North West Air Ambulance Charity. We all had lots of fun and enjoyed sharing our toys.


Why Day!


Sponsored Cube Building.

10th October


We have all finished our cube building and had lots of fun making them. Please bring in your sponsor money as soon as possible. Thanks for those who have already. Remember library books are to come back every Thursday so that the children can pick another one.

5th October

Today we have taken part in a ‘Why?’ day. We had thought about some questions that we wanted to answer.  We have learnt how clouds are made and did an experiment with shaving foam and food colouring.  We also investigated how shadows are formed. We all went into the dark tent and made shadows with torches and different objects. Another experiment was mixing different colours and watching new colours appear. It was all very exciting and we all had fun!

In PE we have been throwing bean bags into hoops and balancing them on different parts of our body.  It has been so much fun!

Please continue to raise money for the charity ‘North West Air Ambulances.’ The children can bring in a toy on Thursday for £1 to help raise money for the charity.

28th September

We have been busy all week. We enjoyed listening to the story of The Leaf Man and have made lovely paintings of him. We all went to library yesterday and enjoyed picking a book. Please make sure these are brought back every Thursday so that they can pick another one. All children will have a reading book so please ensure that they are always in their book bags. Every year we raise money for a particular charity. Please read the letter about this and help by sponsoring your child.

Many thanks


  Here are some photographs to show you how much fun we are all having!


20th September

All the Woodpeckers are settling in very well. We have enjoyed Spanish lessons, Yoga, playing on the bikes and scooters and learning lots of letter sounds.We also enjoy singing. We all know the routine of the day and are all very sensible lining up to go to assemblies and out to play.

We have PE on a Tuesday, Wednesday and a Friday. We are getting really good at dressing ourselves in our PE kit!

We will be getting a reading book and some homework next week. Please leave the reading book in your child’s bookbag.

Thank you


All the Woodpeckers have had a wonderful first day. Well done everyone! We look forward to seeing you on Monday with big smiles! Remember to bring in your buddy card on Monday.

Hello to the new Woodpeckers!

We are looking forward to seeing you again in September. Have a lovely summer!

Best wishes

Mrs Doyle & Mrs O’Rourke

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