Welcome to Woodpeckers Class Page
We are a Reception class
Our teachers are Mrs O’Rourke and Mrs Doyle
10th January 2019
Happy New Year to all the Woodpeckers and their families! We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas holidays.
This week we have been learning about different homes. We are looking forward to going on our walk on Monday to see what types of houses are near our school. We have been discussing dangers in the home and how to keep ourselves safe. The children were great at spotting dangerous things in a house that we looked at.
We are making junk model houses in class. If you have any spare cereal boxes etc please send them in!
Tomorrow we are watching a pantomime. We are all looking forward to this, a great end to our first week back!
Thank you all so much for coming to watch our show. All the children were brilliant. We have finished our first term now, and we have all worked so hard. See you all next year!
We had a very special visitor today, Father Christmas came! We were all very excited to see him. We then had the opportunity to feed real reindeer.
We have been looking at objects that float and sink. We were amazed to see that a satsuma can do both! We have looked at the author Mick Inkpen and read books written by him. We did lots of activities about Kipper. We also went on a shape hunt around school.
Today was very exciting as we had two big tanks of sea creatures visit us today. We got to learn and hold starfish, mussels, a Hermit crab and a Spider crab. We now know lots of amazing facts about these creatures. We also spoke about the importance of not throwing plastic on beaches and in the sea as this can harm many creatures.
Most children have been given words to learn for our Christmas Show. Can you please make sure your child knows their lines as soon as possible. Many thanks.
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.
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.
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.
Sponsored Cube Building.
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.
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.
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.
Here are some photographs to show you how much fun we are all having!
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.