2020 - 2021
We are Class 7
This page will be updated regularly.
It is so good to see the children's smiley faces back at Woodlands. A huge thank you to both parents and pupils for your patience, determination and resilience during this difficult time. We couldn't have done it without your support. I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to get stuck into our blue abyss topic all together.
Reminder for parents: Children are to bring reading records in on a Friday and these will be given back out the following Monday. Children will get weekly spellings and a times table focus each Friday also.
Any worries or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am always happy to help.
The Euro a Reading Challenge
After every book, the children's have to complete a creative piece of work inspired by that book in order to earn their ticket to the next country. The children have 12 tickets up for grabs and 15 children will be picked to attend the school's Euro competition.
Keep it it up guys!
In DT, we have been learning about healthy and super foods and why they are good for us. From this, we have designed a smoothie, written some instructions, made the smoothie and finally, evaluated it. The children decided to make two different types of smoothies. One, being a chocolate powerhouse smoothie and the other a peachy mango smoothie. It has been great fun!
In Class 7 we have been locating foods from around the world.
This week in maths we have been looking at volume and capacity. We have looked at the different shapes and sizes of containers, measuring in millilitres and litres and ordering them from the smallest volume to the largest.
For our project launch we went outside and created our very own PE circuit. We discussed why it is important to do physical exercise for a healthy life style.
Great to be reunited
Merry Christmas from Class 7
A very success day 2 of the history event!
We painted our goblets, created menus and crowns ready for our feast and had a large medieval banquet. I think the children had some very full tummies!
Wow! What a great first day for our history event. The children have been extremely busy making their very own goblet ready for the Big Norman Banquet tomorrow. They have decorated the classroom with medieval style bunting and made shields in case our Anglo-Saxon enemies want to attack.
Lets see what day 2 brings
Learning how to read rhythm symbols
Our first music lesson
Happy Half Term!
The last half term has flown by. I must say, the children have tried extremely hard and showed great determination. Reading records will be changed and handed back out the Monday we get back. Teachers will be sending spellings home on Monday, these will be collected on the Friday (6th Nov). Topic homework has been sent out and will be due back 11th Dec.
I hope everybody has a great break and a safe Halloween!
#HelloYellow to support young people’s mental health on World Mental Health Day.
We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is real and it is urgent. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. But for those who take that brave step, help is much too hard to find.
Together, we are changing this. We’re fighting for young people’s mental health. Join our fight.
European Languages Day
It is 'cześć'.
Test your children and see if they can remember!
Hello Class 7!
I hope you have all had a great week. Thank you to those who have been able to send emails updating us on what you've been up to recently, it's always nice to hear from you. Next week, I will be contacting you again to inform you of which transition date your child will have in preparation for their next academic year, starting September. Hopefully, I will be able to speak to all of you on the phone.
Miss Wilson has kindly prepared this week's home learning again so please feel free to contact her, should you have any questions regarding the learning, or you are also welcome to contact me also and I will do my best to help!
Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.
I hope you're all doing okay. We're coming into July soon and I cannot believe how quickly time is flying! Although, it feels like such a long time ago since we were all together. Thankfully, we're nearly there though and you should all be very proud of yourselves . Next week, I am planning on giving you all a phone call home so please keep your eye out for that! I'll forward to speaking to you!
Again, Miss Wilson has uploaded the home learning for next week. If you have any queries, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org but, as always, I love to hear from you and what you've been up to on email@example.com.
Take care and speak soon,
Hope you have all had a lovely week. I can't believe we are so far into June already! Miss Wilson is continuing to plan for Y3/4 while I am teaching Year 1 so if you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to either her or myself on email@example.com. I still love to hear how you are all getting on! I hope you are all well and keeping busy.
Take care and stay safe,
Hi Class 7,
Hope you are all well! As I am in class full time, Miss Wilson has kindly taken on the planning for Year 3/4 so if you have any issues feel free to contact her on Y4@woodlands.academy. However, if you do need anything you can still contact me on this email address. Hope the sun comes back out this weekend and you all enjoy the rest of your week.
Hope to see you all soon, I am missing you lots.
Hi Class 7!
I hope you have all had a great week! I am now back in class teaching Year 1 full time so although it may take me a little longer to respond to emails, I still would love to hear from you all and find out what you've been doing!
I hope you're all managing to keep busy looking after yourselves and your families. Hopefully it won't be too much longer until I get to see you all.
Firstly, I apologise for the delay in uploading this week's home learning. We have been experiencing some technical difficulties with the internet! Secondly, I hope you've had a lovely half term enjoying the beautiful sunshine. I'm sure you will agree when I say it has made the unusual circumstances much easier!
As always, if you have any questions about the home learning please email your class teacher to ask for support with this! We love hearing from you and are happy to help .
Take care and stay safe,
As it is half term this week, you're free from all the amazing hard work you've been doing over the last term! We have, however, left you a timetable of activities that you can attempt, should you wish to!
Thank you to all those families who have stayed in contact through the email address. As always, I love hearing from you and what you've been up to.
Speak soon and take care!
HOLD STILL COMPETITION
Right now our lives are very different to what we're used to and we have had to change to a new normal. We are all so very proud of how you have all adapted and how you are all supporting each other.
The Duchess of Cambridge along with the National Portrait Gallery are asking for communities and families to show, through photographs, how we are all dealing with lock down. This is called the Hold Still competition and we thought this is an ideal opportunity for us as a school and a community to make our own gallery in school to also show this. You may also want to send your photos into the competition.
For full details of this competition please visit https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/
So, do you have any photographs that show an act of kindness, ways you have help someone or your new normal?
This may be your children waving at their grandparents through the window, helping an elderly neighbour or different activities you have tried at home. You may also want to save us any artwork you have produced during this time so we can add it to our gallery. Please email any photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please bare in mind that if pictures are emailed to us, you are giving permission for these photos to be displayed in school.
Let’s fill our school with lots of lovely memories of lockdown 2020. When we all return to school it will be lovely to have a keepsake of this memorable time!
I hope you're all well and have had a good week. I have attached next week's learning below. As always, you are more than welcome to e-mail the email@example.com email address whenever you need! I'd love to hear from and see what you've all been up to. Enjoy your weekened!
Take care and stay safe!
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend celebrating VE day. It truly makes us all appreciate how lucky we all are!
It was great to catch up with most of you on the phone again this week. As always, I am available at all times on the year 3 email address firstname.lastname@example.org so please keep in touch and feel free to ask any questions!
Here is next week's home learning:
Home learning 04.05.20-08.05.20
Good morning! As I am uploading next week's learning timetable and resources, I cannot believe that it is May already. I hope you and your families are all keeping well...hopefully we'll get a bit of sunshine back next week .
As always, you are more than welcome to email me on the Y3@woodlands.academy email address (year 4's are able to contact me through this too!) and I will always be available to help you out in any way I can.
Take care all of you,
Task: Create a dance routine to your favourite song...'We're all in this together' might be a good one to start with! If your teachers can do it, you should have no problems.
Task: How many words can you think of that rhyme with the word 'sound'. I'll give you one to start off...
How many more can you think of?
I hope you've all had a lovely week enjoying the sunshine. It was great being able to speak to the children, mums and dads this week...I will hopefully be able to catch up with you all again over the next couple of weeks. Below I have added next week's home learning (WB 27.04.20). Remember, this is there as a guide for you at home and your family's happiness and contentment is a priority. Please feel free to contact me on the provided email address (Y3@woodlands.academy) should you need anything even if it's just for a catch up on what you've been up to.
For your information, Amazon have got a wide range of free audible books at the moment for children of all ages. All of the stories are free to stream on desktops, laptops, phones and tablets and there are plenty to choose from - literacy classics, Harry Potter, fairy tales etc. I have provided the link below:
Take care and stay safe; you're all doing an amazing job.
Task: can you solve this riddle?
I’m something that is often round
But I’m not a pizza base
I have hands but don’t have fingers
And have numbers on my face
Can you create a riddle of your own?
Task: Can you unscramble the letters to make a word?
d, o, w, S, n, o, n
Clue - It is 1085m high!
These tasks are called anagrams. Can you create your own anagram for a family member? You could even send some to the Facebook page to see if others can guess it!
I hope you all had a relaxing Easter and enjoyed your time off. How quick did those two weeks go? We hope you liked the Woodlands' video! If you haven't seen it yet, check it out on the Facebook page .
Below I have uploaded links to next week's home learning. If you have any questions at all, no matter what it may be, please email the provided address.
I look forward to hearing from you, take care and stay safe.
Easter activities 06.04.20 - 17.04.20
Task: Design your own Easter egg! You can use different colours, patterns, sticking bits on or even have a themed egg! Make it as creative as you like. Feel free to email your pictures or send them to the Facebook page!
Task: Can you find a pattern in your house?
Today is the 1st April which means it is April Fool's Day!
On this day, people play harmless pranks on others. Can you trick somebody with a harmless prank?
Remember, it's just for fun 😊
Task: Can you find an item around the house that begins with each letter of the alphabet? e.g a - apple.
Challenge: can make it so all of the items fit on a plate? The smaller the item, the better!
Task: Can you do 12 star jumps whilst counting in your times table? Challenge yourself and count backwards if that's too easy!
Home learning for week 30.03.20-03.03.20
Please feel free to email the provided address, if you have any questions.
We are always welcoming photos and updates of how you and your family are getting on at home.
Task: Can you design and create a paper aeroplane? Can you decorate it? Can you measure how far it can fly? What changes can you make to make it fly further?
Task: If the answer is 'chocolate', what could the question be?
Task: How many words can you come up with that rhyme with 'dash'?
Task: can you tell three people a joke today to make them smile?
Good afternoon! I hope you are all well.
As a quick update, year 3/4's class pages will be updated every FRIDAY in preparation for the following week's home learning. If you have any questions regarding the learning or anything you would like to speak to myself (Miss Clark) about, please email the provided email address sent home. No question is a silly one! I will be more than happy to answer any questions you have or to support you and your family as much as I can.
Additionally, on the class page I will set a little task daily for the children to complete, should they choose to.
Please take care and stay safe. We hope to see you in the near future.
Task: How many words can you create using the letters 'a, e, i, r, m, l, t, s, p'
Challenge yourself into making the longest possible word!
This week in class 7, the children in year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed their first week of swimming! The progress they have made so far has been incredible.
Currently, the year 3's have been learning about money and how we find amounts of money through addition and subtraction. To follow, there will be some videos of some tiny teachers explaining their methods!
In English, both year groups are starting to write a persuasive letter on reducing paper waste and are taking a very mature approach to the subject which is great to see.
Year 3 have been learning about volume and capacity in maths.
Here is a useful game for them to help with this at home!
Welcome back to the new Spring term!
Class 7's new project for this term is called 'Misty mountain Sierra'. This has a curriculum focus on Geography and will give the children an opportunity to explore and compare different mountains from around the world. As shown by the curriculum map, we will be learning about climates, habitats and different types of mountains such as volcanic mountains. So far, the children have been extremely engaged in this project!
This week, during Friendship week, children from class 7 have had secret missions to be extra nice to somebody. They have picked a name from an envelope and at the end of the week, we are guessing who has been extra nice to us!
As as a reminder, our parent shared afternoon is Wednesday 20th November.
This week in maths, the children are moving onto division. We are starting with dividing by 3!
Our spellings focus on the prefixes 're' and 'mis'
This term, the year 3 children are practicing multiplication and division facts for 3x, 4x and 8x tables. Each week they will be tested on these, starting with the threes. In English, our new writing journey will be diary writing. The children will be focusing on skills such as past tense verbs, first person, emotive language and fronted adverbials.
As a whole class, we will be continuing with our project 'I am warrior'. They will be learning about forces related to chariot racing, creating our Roman shields and looking at weaponry.
In year 3, the children have been practicing column addition and subtraction both with and without renaming. Here are some examples of them solving problems as a team and to practice at home!
This week's spellings are:
As a reminder, parents are invited to a shared learning afternoon this Friday (11.10.19). They will be creating Roman shields.
This week in maths, the children are learning how to add and subtract ones and tens from 3-digit numbers. They have been using number lines, concrete materials and place value to help them with this!
Welcome to Class 7's page!
So far, the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about their topic 'I am Warrior!' which is all about the Romans. Here are some photos from their launch day the The Collection Museum, Lincoln.
WELCOME TO OUR CLASS PAGE 2019 - 2020
WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS PAGE REGULARLY - WE HOPE YOU ENJOY LOOKING AT OUR PAGE.
'Burps, bottoms and bile' has been year 4's most successful project yet! During their assembly, the children read a shortened version of a 'travelling through the digestive system' fantasy story which was created through collaboration of their individual fantasy stories. The children also had the opportunity to show off some Andy Warhol inspired art work whilst wearing their personally designed t-shirt of the digestive system.
Again, thank you for all your support and enthusiasm you have shown during the summer term.
What a great way to end our Summer half term with an assembly to celebrate the children's success in swimming. Thank you to all adults who attended and we hope you all have a great half term!
Year 4 have been extremely busy this week with a trip from the community dentist and undertaking a science experiment!
The children loved their visit from the dentist who educated them on ways to ensure they are looking after their teeth.
Our science experiment focused on the impact acidic liquids can have on our teeth using egg shells. Both egg shells and tooth enamel contain calcium carbonate and therefore we can use the shells to observe the damage which can be done if we do not take care of our teeth.
Thank you for your continued support as always!
As you are aware, year 4's new project is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile'. This project is science based and teaches the children all about the digestive system and dental care.
As part of one of our launches for this project, the children had a visit from Morrisons to try a range of healthy foods. They really enjoyed this and the majority tried something new!
Here are some photos showing what we got up to...
As class 7 have been learning about electrical circuits this term, today we have been extremely busy drawing electrical circuits, creating those circuits, making predictions, changing elements to that circuit and discussing what conductors and insulators are!
As you are aware, over the last 2 weeks year 4 have been going swimming in the afternoons. All of the children have made amazing progress and are very proud of themselves! Their positive attitudes and determination has been noticed by the swimming coaches and we, as a school, are so proud of each and every one of them!
As the children have all been graded, a swimming assembly for parents and guardians will be held at a date to be confirmed, once we have received their certificates.
A huge well done again to all year 4 children.
World Book Day
Road Trip USA Launch!
Thank you so much for all your plastic bottle donations and support for parents' day. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their submarine models and learning about buoyancy. Here are some photos from the day:
Thank you for all your plastic bottle contributions that have been sent into school. This will make a huge difference for the children's activity next week.
Please note, as stated on the termly newsletter, parents are invited to spend the afternoon in school with both year 4 classes on Monday 28th January! From 1:30-3:00. We will be following instructions on how to make a submarine. We look forward to seeing you!
This week's 5 new spellings:
Happy New Year from Class 7!
What an amazing start to the year already. The children have shown a great interest in their new topic 'Blue Abyss' which was launched last week at The Deep. Thank you to all adults who contributed towards the trip's cost, the children really enjoyed their experience at the deep and learnt all about life at the Great Barrier Reef.
For our New Year's resolution, Class 7 have decided that we are going to aim for everyone to be a reading star this term. So far, the children have made a great start at this too so thank you for your support at home!
Below is this term's homework menu - children are expected to complete at least one piece of homework per subject area by Friday 15th February.
Each week, spellings will be sent home and added to the class page - so please keep updated with these!
Thank you for your support, it makes a huge difference to your child's learning!
Week 6 (03.12.18-07.12.12.18)
This week the children have been designing and making their bath bombs to sell at the Christmas Fayre! The children used a range of ingredients: Bicarbonate of soda, cream of tartar, food colouring and scents. The children really enjoyed making their bath bombs and were extremely proud of them!
This week's festive spellings are:
Week 5 (26.11.18-30.11.18)
This week, the children in year 4 are designing and making their bath bombs ready to sell at the Christmas fayre on Wednesday 5th December. The children have chosen their own flavouring, colour, label and name for their bath bomb. We decided to make our own bath bombs as this relates well with our 'potions' project and is a perfect Christmas gift for family and friends! We hope to see you there.
This week's 5 new spellings are:
Week 4 (16.11.18 - 22.11.18)
This week's 5 new spellings:
Week 3 (12.11.18 - 16.11.18)
This week the children have been learning about the famous William Shakespeare's story of Romeo and Juliet. They have re-told this as a storyboard, came up with alternative endings, written play scripts for their alternative ending and then rehearsed these to perform!
Next week in maths, we are continuing with our new chapter 'multiplication and division' and so any additional support with helping your child with their times tables will benefit them greatly! The children also have their own DoodleMaths log in username and password.
Week 1 (29.10.18-02.11.18)
This week, the children have been looking at states of matter. In this lesson, they were investigating solids, liquids and gases. We identified and compared household items, how the particles vary between different states of matter and some children have even been able to suggest reversible and irreversible changes!
Here is a link to a website that provides further information on this:
A HUGE well done to all of year 4 for their hard work during this first half term, we are very proud of them all! The children have loved learning about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
To celebrate, the children held an exhibition as a chance to reflect on their amazing topic work from this half term. We have received great feedback and the children should be very proud of themselves. Here are some photos to share from the exhibition.
We are looking forward to introducing their next topic to them after half term!
The children have been creating their own Anglo-Saxon weapons today, in preparation for their exhibition on Wednesday. They have used what they have learnt about weapons to design their own using a different materials.
This week's spellings (12.10.18 - 19.10.18)
Another positive week in Class 7! The children thoroughly enjoyed their basketball tournament at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre.
Next week, in preparation to their exhibition on Wednesday (2:30pm), we will be creating Viking/Anglo-Saxon weapons. Please feel free to send your child with any spare bits of cardboard you may have around the house to help with their designs!
This week's spellings (05.10.18-12.10.18):
The children thoroughly enjoyed learning basketball skills last week and are looking forward to their competition on Wednesday 10th October. Please ensure your child has brought back their permission slip!
This week's spellings (28.09.18 - 05.10.18)
Last week, year 4 had a special Anglo-Saxon visitor come to share their knowledge and artefacts with us. We took part in lots of activities such as carving our names using Runes (the Anglo-Saxon alphabet), sketching items used by the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, learning about their weapons as well as playing games!
Here are a few photos for you to take a look at.
The Viking Man visit
Welcome to Class 7!
This week in Class 7, we have been researching Saxon shore forts and discussing the reasons why they were built on the South-East coast to defend themselves from seaborne invaders. The children have so far thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Anglo-Saxons and how they protected themselves within the forts.
Next week, we will be looking into more detail at the Saxon's daily lifestyles such as; farming, homes, food, crime and punishment.
Next week's spellings (21.09.18-28.09.18):