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Welcome to Woodpeckers 2021-2022


Please remember our home learning is always due in on a Friday and new home learning will be set on the same day on Google Classroom. We also collect reading records in once a week.


The children change their books on a daily basis. Please ensure they bring a water bottle into school for fruit and drinks time after play time. Our PE days are Tuesday and Fridays - please ensure your child comes into school in PE clothes and a school jumper.  


Thank you! 

Christophe's Story

By Nicki Cornwell

Woodpeckers have been listening to this story of a young Rwandan refugee now living in the UK. Christophe is having trouble getting used to his new school, new language and new life. Life has been very lonely for him. His teacher persuades Christophe to share his story with his classmates -  the spoken story fills the air and his classmates are spellbound. Woodpeckers have use role-play and drama to explore this story and empathise with the characters. They were then eager to share their own personal stories through descriptive writing and story telling too!

A Viking Raid on The Gateway!

This term, Woodpeckers have enjoyed learning about the Vikings. They particularly enjoyed a visit from 'Thorgill the Viking' where they had a great opportunity to use role play and drama to further explore the Viking way of life and explore Viking myths and legends!


Anansi The Spider


Woodpeckers have been learning about traditional stories from contrasting cultures. After learning about Beatrix Potter and her traditional tales of Peter Rabbit, they have enjoyed reading this engaging traditional story from Ghana, 'Anansi The Spider'. They have enjoyed using the colourful illustrations in this book to learn about African art. They then used oil pastels and collage to create their own character for the story in the same style of art.

Art inspired by Anansi the Spider