During this week as part of the ‘All at Sea’ Topic, Squirrel Class have been reading ‘Duffy’s Lucky Escape’ which tells the true story of a turtle who was rescued after eating plastic rubbish in the ocean. As part of our work we made a bread turtle, wrote reports on turtles and danced like a turtle! We have had great fun!
This week we have started The Peer Assisted Learning Project (PAL) in school. This involves developing literacy skills through paired reading, thinking and writing. The children have been learning new shared reading skills and methods to help support each other to develop leading, thinking and social and emotional skills. It is early days but the children are really enjoying our new reading technique and say that it is weird but fun!
This week Woodland Primary School celebrated St George’s Day. We did 3 activities, first my group made a shield and put a picture of our favourite things on, next we watched a video of some Morris dancers performing a dance and tried it ourselves and then we went and made ourselves into St George using Purple Mash and a chuba chup lolly.
By Isaac Clerk
What a difference a bit of sunshine can make, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and the children have had a great week enjoying our fantastic outdoors.
We have had a very busy few days leading up to the Easter holiday.
On Tuesday Reverend Brian led a lovely Easter assembly, which parents and family members attended. He talked to us about the story of Easter and what happened to Jesus. He did a magic trick which turned a red liquid clear. Some of the Year 6 children read prayers and a reading and we all enjoyed singing some songs together.
On Thursday we had our Easter celebration assembly. During this assembly, we drew the winners of the guess the name of the Easter Cuddly Toys, they were won by Leon, Toby and Caleb. We also announced the winners for the decorated egg competition, (Y6 Emily G, Y5 Ellie, Y4 Ruby C, Y3 Thea Y2 Adam, Y1 Charlotte E, Reception Luke H.) There were some fantastic ideas and we would like to say well done to all the children that entered. The winners for the Road Safety Competition were also announced.
On Friday 23rd of March we had a one hour Exercise-a-thon in the hall to raise money for Sports Relief. The play leaders organised it and all of the children, staff and parents joined in. Halfway through, after warming up, stretching and exercising there was a freshly made smoothie for everyone. We then did another 10 minutes of zumba dancing and a cool down.
We all enjoyed it although it was exhausting! We raised £89 for Sport Relief.
William T and Leon
On the Tuesday the 20th of March. Woodland school did an amazing dance performance showcasing dances from all around the world. Owl class did 3 dances: Peruvian, Bollywood and Irish. Squirrels also did three dances, they did African, Greece and Spanish. The dancing was really fun to perform and all the parents who came to watch seemed to love it. Kerry Ann the instructor did an incredible job of teaching us the dances and helping us practice, she was an amazing teacher.
Isaac and Alfie
On World Book Day all of the school dressed up as a character from a story. The children got into pairs with a child of a different age to share a story. We took some photographs of everybody’s costumes. When we went back to our classrooms the Owls played a game of book title charades, it was a really good game. The Squirrels did a description of book characters.
By Rose and Ruby C
On Wednesday we welcomed some very special people into school for dinner! Mams and Grandmas were invited to join the children for a special lunch to celebrate Mother’s Day. The choice for main course included Roast Pork & Yorkshire Pudding, Vegetable Quiche & Jacket Potatoes and for dessert there was Eton Mess, Chocolate Cake & Custard, Yogurts & Fruit
Everyone really enjoyed their delicious lunch and we would like to say a Huge Thank you to our cook Karen and her assistant Linzi for making this such a fantastic event.
On Tuesday our school cook Karen and her assistant Linzi made us lots of delicious pancakes to enjoy! The children had them for dessert at lunchtime with a fantastic choice of toppings. These are some of the comments the children made about them!
‘Yummy, Delicious, Tasty, Sticky, Sweet, Super Scrumptious, Gorgeous’
All the children would like to thank Karen and Linzi for their special treat.