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Woodpeckers (Y2 & Y3)

Welcome to Woodpeckers Class

Please look on here often in order to find out what we got up to, examples of excellent work, as well as for homework, letters and topic webs.

Current Woodpeckers Stars

Star of the Week: Georgia for always working hard.

Super Speller: Sienna for having the best consistent score in the class.

We looked at food chains, so investigating the wildlife in the pond area. We saw birds (pigeons and common gulls), bugs (earthworms, woodlice), water bugs (still investigating exactly what these were) and newts. There was also evidence of life: snail shells that had been eaten; spider's web; chestnut with a peck mark out of it; and chewed logs.

We were able to make different food chains, by working out what had eaten what.

We tested the catapults we made in DT during the Romans Topic with some interesting results. Two groups flew backwards and destroyed their own legionnaires! One group snapped their cantilever by trying too hard. However, we ended up with a very clear longest shot by the purple team: Savanna, Elodie, Olive, Isaac, Lomhara and Sienna.

Well done, everyone for your efforts.

Catapult Testing

We investigated different size elastic bands and differently scrunched balls of paper to see which worked best. We will now use this information to design our own Roman catapult ready to build.

Year 3 Forest School Photos

Please click the link below to see the Year 3s in Forest School action.

We had a wonderful trip to Kent Life for our Stone Age topic finale, but unfortunately Mr Peall forgot the iPad. However, the children were great, showing how much they had remembered and learning new facts from the experts we meet.

Making Natural Paints

We found materials that were naturally in our environment to make paint just like the Stone Age artists. We crushed some, rubbed some and mixed some with water. It was great fun and we did not get messy!