The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Sports Week

Woodpeckers have been taking part in a number of different sporting activities this week in the build-up to Sports Day. This has included: Rounders, Orienteering, Archery and Golf. Woodpeckers were very excited and keen to learn these new sports.



Year 6's Eco-cars are coming along very well and the mechanical side is nearing completion. Woodpeckers will soon be able to test their cars and attach their thought out designs.





Science Visit from St Anselm's

Earlier this week we had a visit from St Anselm's who showed us a number of different experiments about light. Woodpeckers wrote a recount of the various experiments and what they saw and here are a few:



Year 5 & 6 (Woodpeckers)

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mr Allen

CURRICULUM NEWSLETTER – Term 6 2017/18 Woodpeckers Class

A message from Mr Allen:

After a well-deserved half term break, Woodpeckers will be looking forward to rehearsals and the performance of our school play: “Olivia”.

 In English, we are going to be looking at writing different styles of stories and poems such as horror stories and scary poems. We will be looking at building suspense in our writing and using dialogue to help progress our narratives.

Maths focus will be on statistics and data handling. This will including collecting our own sets of data and looking at how we can present these on line graphs as well as in pie charts.

In Science this term, we will be looking at all living things including classification and the development timeline of humans.

 Our Topic sessions will be centred on Exploration. We will continue our work with maps but our focus will turn to why they have changed over the years.

 In RE, the class will look at what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today. We will do this via various class discussions throughout the term with a focus on understanding the 5 Pillars of Islam.

 PE sessions will be on Thursday and Tuesday afternoons. We will be studying cricket and athletics; please ensure PE kits and trainers are brought into school on those days.