Category Archives: woodpecker

Victorian Day

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird, Owls, woodpecker

This week we went back in time and made our classes part of a Victorian School.  We had classes in Maths, reading, copybook and drill.  The boys took part in gardening and woodwork and the girls took part in needlework and life drawing. Playtime was a chance to play marbles for the boys and skipping for the girls. Our teachers were all very strict and even had a cane! We had to sit up straight all day and not talk unless spoken to.

Easter Blog

Posted by Heather Smith in woodpecker

I’m sorry it’s been so long!

Wow another term is nearly over! We have had a fantastic start to our topic, looking at childhood from present times, 1990’s and the 1960’s. For many of us, the 1990’s doesn’t feel like history, but I know the children have enjoyed finding out about music and games from these eras.

This week we had our launch of Victorian life for children. We looked at different games, jobs and songs children would’ve experienced in the 1890’s.

The children have really been enjoying their circuit training in the hall as well as PE with Marc Gillingham. Their team work and support of one another has really shown.

Have a restful Easter and we look forward to seeing you when we continue looking at Victorian life for children. We wonder which era the children would have liked to have lived in?

Harestock Histories Video

Posted by Heather Smith in woodpecker

Thank you so much to all of you who were able to attend Harestock Histories. If you were unable to attend, the video is here to watch. We were incredibly proud of the children’s efforts; they worked so hard to create their script and recite their lines. Hopefully you could see we have learnt so much for this topic!

Sea City Museum

Posted by Heather Smith in woodpecker

On Thursday 10th January, a very excited group of children from Ladybirds, Owls and Woodpeckers boarded a double decker coach for Southampton and the Sea City Museum. With a whole day planned to learn all about the Titanic, the children braced themselves for plenty of learning… and fun.

From steering the ship and sending Morse Code to stoking the boilers, the children learnt about the ship and how it worked before spending the afternoon getting to know more about the crew and passengers on the Titanic’s fateful journey.

Infant(Yr R- Yr 2) Maths Workshop

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly, ladybird, Owls, woodpecker

Below is a link to the information shared at the Infant Maths workshop which covered how maths is taught in Year R to Year 2.

Please click here


Designing a car

Posted by Heather Smith in woodpecker

We have had lots of fun working together to design and make our moving cars!