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Week 5 in the Hodge house!

Hello again from Mrs Hosking

 Hello Woodpecker Class

Hi Woodpecker Class!


We hope you are all well and having fun at home with your families? We have loved hearing from some of you and seeing the photos that you have emailed into school. We especially loved watching the video of you all too. Well done for trying to work through some of the activities on the home learning pages. It is really good if you try to do a little bit of learning each day as well as having fun doing other activities with your family too.


We have tried to put a selection of the photos that you have sent in on a slideshow below.  However, it was a bit tricky finding and downloading some of the photos and a few of them have got a bit lost in the email system somewhere, so if you do not see your photo, please know that we have seen it and enjoyed looking at it. There are lots of other photos on the photos section of the website too.


We realise that as the weeks go on it may become a little harder to stick to routines and stay motivated. So please, just try your best! Remember, don’t worry if things don’t go quite to plan some days.  Hopefully, across the weeks, you will share lots of fun times together and some great home learning experiences.


Love from The Woodpecker Team    smiley

Woodpecker Class 2019/2020.

Woodpecker Class 2019/2020. 1

Our week in pictures, 9.3.2020

World Book Day 2020.

Wow! What a fantastic week. We all loved dressing up as our favourite book character on Thursday! During World Book Day we read to our friends, read together as a class, wrote about stories, made book marks and made green eggs!! Lots of fun was had by all, it was a great to have the opportunity to celebrate our love of literacy together.


Woodpeckers also experienced their first forest school session. This was an introduction to what to expect during these lessons, what rules we need to follow and what we need to wear. It is really important that the children have plenty of layers and suitable clothing for forest school. Being cold in the middle of the forest is not much fun and will detract from their enjoyment. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing and waterproofs. We will be heading out whatever the weather!




Question time!

Question time! 1

This week we have been thinking about questions. Why we ask them and how we can spot them in books. We thought about what questions we would like to ask the Queen. The children wrote a list of VERY interesting questions for Her Majesty. We were surprised on Friday when we had a royal visit from the Queen herself. She took questions from the children and we learnt lots about her.


On Wednesday in topic, we explored the seasons and weather. We have taken on the role of weather presenters and have been researching the weather each day, recording it into our weather chart. We were delighted to be able to put snow on our charts on Thursday morning! Next week we will be presenting the weather in a recorded forecast.


In maths, we have finished our place value block of work and will be moving onto counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 next week.


Maths Measurement fun!

A tree is known by its fruits.

Chinese New Year! By Justin Ren.


Bekonscot Model Village Wednesday 2nd October 2019


We had a wonderful day at the Model Village today. As you can see from the pictures, we were able to explore the tiny figures and little buildings and build on our learning under the topic of  Big and Small. We got a sense of being a different proportion to everyday things as we became giants! We also discovered how our homes and towns have changed in the last one hundred years.

Thank you to the parents who accompanied us on the trip today. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Yr 1 common exception words.




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