Living Eggs Project

The whole school have enjoyed watching the eggs hatch and the chicks emerge and grow.Woodpecker group have had great fun handling and looking after the chicks, including hunting for worms in the school grounds as a tasty treat. We were sad to say goodbye to the chicks but can happily report that the female chicks have been re-homed by Mrs Fox.

Autumn disco – Pumpkin designs

Children had a great time at the Autumn disco. Here are some photos of the creative designs for the pumpkin competition. There were some amazing ideas including unicorns,a panda,an owl, beef burger, pirate ship and autumn scenes as well as some intricate carving. Well done to everyone who took part.

Fire safety Workshops 2nd October

Thank you to Chris from the Derbyshire Fire Rescue Service, who visited school on Tuesday 2 October to lead workshops with the whole school about Fire Safety.

Woodpeckers watched a demonstration video about fire safety at home and learnt lots of useful information about ‘out of sight, out of reach, out of harm’ and ‘freeze, drop and roll’ strategies.

Peregrines and Kingfishers learnt about the Fire Triangle, how quickly a fire can take hold and the importance of smoke alarms and having a family fire plan.

Zoolab Workshops

The children had a fantastic time at the Zoolab workshops on Tuesday 9th July. Woodpeckers learnt all about exotic pets and KS2 had a virtual journey through the layers of the rainforest. The children were able to handle and stroke many of the creatures, which included a giant snail, millipede, snake, daigu and gecko. Here are some photos of the visit

Crich Tramway Museum Visit

Woodpeckers and Y3 had a great day out at Crich Tramway museum on Monday 8th July.  They had a ride on a selection of different trams and were complimented on how well they changed the seating position of the trams for the return journeys!  They enjoyed a sculpture trail walk, picnic lunch in the park and sampled an ice cream and some old fashioned sweets from the sweet shop.

Paws, Claws and Whiskers Topic

Thank you to all the parents who brought in a pet during our ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’ topic.  Woodpecker class have learnt so much about lots of different pets, and the importance of keeping them happy and healthy.  We also enjoyed having the chance to stroke and pat many of the animals.

Easter Celebration Day 11 April 2019

Children worked in family groups and rotated round a series of egg-citing Easter workshops, egg-sploring the Easter Story: designing an Easter garden; making unleavened bread; creating Easter crosses and Palm leaves and learning about Easter Week. They enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt outside, egg-xamining the school grounds very carefully to seek out their own mini-eggs and making sure they did not pass on secret information about where other eggs were hidden! In the afternoon children created their own Easter cards to take home. At the end of the day parents were invited into school to have a look round at the egg-cellent work.

China Celebration Day – 6 Feb

The China Celebration Day was a great success and enjoyed by all the children in Woodpecker Class. Highlights included: Tai Chi;Chinese food tasting using chopsticks; making Chinese lanterns; building ‘The Great Wall of China’ and creating miniature clay models of ‘The Terracotta Army’.

INSET and Closure Dates

INSET Dates (School closed for pupils)
Monday 3 June
Monday 17 June
Monday 22 July

Last day of summer term Friday 19 July. Year 6 Leavers’s service at 1.30 pm.

Polling Day – school closed Thursday 2 May
May Day – school closed Monday 6 May

‘Great Fire of London’ experiment

Great Fire of London! 

Woodpeckers used cardboard boxes to make some houses for their Great Fire of London topic. We carried out an exciting experiment in the playground. The buildings were set on fire and we could see for ourselves how quickly the fire spread from ‘building’to ‘building’.