Woodpecker Class

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by brometadmin
Class Teacher: Miss Langley Higgs
Supported by: Mrs Sullivan
Our Curriculum:
Madame Lawson teaches French.

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Kingfisher Plea for Construction 

Posted on October 8th, 2017 by Kingfisher Class

Hello, if you are intending to make space for Santa to drop off toys before Christmas Kingfisher Class would be very grateful for any unwanted construction (Lego , Knex etc) We have a small box at the minute and even though they are very good at sharing the children would like some more. 

Thank you 

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Happy World Smile Day 2017

Posted on October 6th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

A smile cost nothing, but gives much. 

It enriches those who receive, 
without making poorer those who give. 
It takes but a moment, 
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. 

None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it. 

A smile creates happiness in the home, 
fosters good will in business, 
and is the countersign of friendship. 
It brings rest to the weary, 
cheer to the discouraged, 
sunshine to the sad, 
and is nature’s best antidote for trouble. 

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, 
for it is something that is of no value to anyone 
until it is given away. 

Some people are too tired to give you a smile. 
Give them one of yours, 
as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.


To celebrate World Smile Day we each designed our own smile and then wrote a message to a class mate to make them smile!

We had a mixture of compliments, well wishes and jokes!

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Star of the Week

Posted on October 6th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Congratulations to…


For always being kind and caring to everyone! She is always caring of other people’s feelings and brightens up our day!

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Science Learning

Posted on October 5th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Over the last two weeks we have been learning all about forces and how they make things move.

This week we worked in groups of 4 to plan and conduct an investigation into how the size of a windmill blade will affect the speed or amount of time it will spin for.

The children really enjoyed making their windmills so here are the instructions:

Windmill instructions


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Moor Park Run

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Well done to all the children that took part in the Moor Park run!

We are very proud of all of them!

Jessica, Ellie and Maya all with their medals & Leo too!


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Star of the Week 4

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Congratulations to…



For being a fantastic talk partner and supporting others to edit and improve their writing thus respecting everyone’s right to learn!

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Garden Visit

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Today we visited the garden for the first time. It was great fun!

We were very busy doing lots of autumnal jobs such as weeding the flower beds, digging up the corn and sunflowers, picking some yellow raspberries, planting new strawberries, picking tomatoes & lots more…



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Sports Afternoon 2017

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Just a reminder:

  • Please bring cakes in Thursday or Friday for our Peace Hospice cake sale.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits with a coloured top of their house colour (the colour they sit in at lunch) on Friday. If they do not have a top in that colour their teacher will give them a coloured sticker.

  • Please come and watch Sports Afternoon from 1:30pm. We will be having a parent and teacher race at the end of the results.

  • The children will return to their classrooms at the end of the day and you will collect them from the playground as normal.

    Thank you.              Miss LH

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Map Work

Posted on September 21st, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

We been continuing our map skills today by exploring some Ordnance Survey Maps. Many of the children located our school and their houses. We then talked about the different symbols that you can find on the maps!

Here is the link to the MapZone website! (as promised Amy!)

 Have an explore and see if you can find any more symbols on the maps!


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Meet the Teacher

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Thank you to all of you that came. It was lovely to meet you.

Here is the PowerPoint.

Woodpecker Meet the teacher

Just to clarify- One Home learning task needs to completed every week. Some will have specific dates whereas the others are free choice for when you wish to hand them in. Please sign each completed task.

We will have a great year!

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Meet the Teacher

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Looking forward to seeing you all this afternoon!

Please come along to the classroom straight after school.

Have a great day!

Miss LH

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Geography Learning

Posted on September 14th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Today we were beginning to learn about map work and our focus was using a compass.

We identified the different points on the compass, read directions to find different locations and then wrote our own directions.

After this we used the Ipads to play different direction games!

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Working hard…

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

We have been working really hard in our first 2 weeks!

We tested our creativity and worked as a team to think of as many ways to use a paper clip as we could!

We wrote about our summer holidays, creating recipes to follow to have a great time.


We are proud of our new class name and learnt a little about the beautiful birds, woodpeckers. This inspired us to write an acrostic poem about the hopping, knocking, noisy little birds!

We then drew some woodpeckers, looking closely at details.

Check out our classroom display!

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Bedtime Story Competition 2017

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by Robin Class

Do you know a child aged between 5 and 11 years old who has a brilliant idea for a bedtime story? Would they love to see it published as a fantastic picture book? Book People, in association with Little Tiger, are on the lookout for the nation’s best storyteller!

 Any child living in the UK aged between 5 and 11 years old can take part in Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition. Schools, libraries and community groups are welcome to submit entries for their children, too. All they will need to do is:

  • Write a 200-800 word bedtime story about friendship
  • Have a parent or guardian submit their entry using the link below
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm on Monday 2 October

One winner will be selected from each age category and one overall winner will be chosen to have their book illustrated by Alison Brown, published by Little Tiger and sold exclusively through Book People!

To find out more, go towww.thebokpeople.co.uk/bedtimestory 

Mr Libberton

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Hertfordshire Library Services

Posted on September 4th, 2017 by Robin Class

Here are some events at local Hertfordshire Libraries. Click the link to find out about different events and activities on offer.

Weekend Stories – story time for under 8s

Weekend Stories are story time sessions in the library aimed at children under 8 years old. Come along to Saturday Stories or Sunday Stories and enjoy listening to old favourites and discovering new stories too.

This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

  • £1 voluntary donation per family

Hertfordshire Weekend Stories


Chatterbooks – reading groups for 8-12 year olds
Whether your child is already an avid reader or needing some inspiration, joining Chatterbooks is a great way to encourage them to have fun with books.

Please find more information about when the groups meet and to apply for a space in the link

Hertfordshire Chatterbooks


If you take part in any of these activities please let us know at school it would be great to share experiences at the Library.
Many Thanks
Mr Libberton

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Welcome Back Woodpeckers!

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Woodpecker Class

Hello and Welcome to

Woodpeckers 2017/18!

I hope that you all had a fantastic summer and enjoyed the sun (what we had of it). The time has whizzed by! I know Mrs Sullivan and myself are looking forward to hearing all about your time off and the exciting things that you have been up to.

In our first week we will be deciding on our class rules and thinking about out Jigsaw charter; creating some Woodpecker inspired art; writing all about your summer; exploring some investigations in Maths and beginning our times table challenge as well as plenty more! I hope you are ready and have got your growth mindsets switched on!

Below is an outline of some of the things we are going to be learning in this Autumn term:

English– Through our study of fiction, non-chronological report writing and poetry we will develop our writing skills, including the use of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary choices and text layout.

Maths- In Maths we will be looking at the place value of 4 digits numbers as well as thinking about decimals. We will study addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods. We will develop our reasoning and mastery through problem solving and mastery challenges. We will begin to explain the different methods we could use to reach an answer. Times Tables and division facts up to 12 x 12 will be practised each week.

Science– Our topic in Science this term is forces and magnets. We will learn how to identify pushes and pulls as forces and explore how things move on different surfaces. We will find out about attraction and repulsion by magnetic forces and which materials are magnetic. Look at compasses and uses of magnets. Also we will carry out some enquiries using magnets.

Jigsaw – Puzzle 1 (Being Me in My World), gives the class a process for everyone to be involved in the production or review of the class positive behaviour policy. Rights, responsibilities, rewards and consequences are built on the belief that each child has the right and the capacity to make his/her own

History– In History we will be learning about our local area of Bushey and will be considering how the local area has changed over the years using a variety of sources as well as going on local walks.

Geography-  This term we will be learning about the different points on a compass and using this to help us think about the geography of our local area of Bushey.

Computing-  We will be learning how to select, use and combine a variety of software(including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a presentation.

Art-  In Art we will improve our mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay). In addition to learning about great artists, architects and designers in history.

PE: In games we will develop our skills in athletics We will use Yoga to allow us  consider our core strength breathing and balance. We will be learning the game of Tag Rugby. We will also be taking part in Fitter Futures challenges to help improve our fitness.

Music– In Music we will develop skills relating to composing, performing and listening. We will be exploring sounds and rhythmic pattern. We will be learning a variety of songs and using these to enhance our musical skills.

D&T – In DT we will be considering what a healthy diet is, looking at The Eat Well plate and what a balanced, healthy diet means.  We will learn some ways to prepare ingredients safely and hygienically whilst using equipment and utensils to prepare and combine ingredients to make a product.

RE– Mrs Bastable will be teaching RE this year. She will be teaching about Sikhism including understanding further about the sacred book for Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib, linking it to the beliefs and practices of Sikhs.

French– Madame Lawson will be teaching French. Her topics will include: my town and school, local area, simple directions, transport and school.


Remember school starts on Tuesday! See you all then.

Miss LH

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