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                 Class Teacher: Miss E McDermott                                                                                                          Teaching Assistants: Mrs C Noyce



Welcome to Woodpeckers!


We are so excited about this year and have planned some inspiring topics for us all to become immersed in. Please come and find us if you have any questions. We are on the playground every morning and after school, and you are most welcome to book an appointment to see one of the team if you require.

Home Learning 
6th July 2020

Hello everyone!


I hope you are all doing ok. It has been another busy week at school. We have been learning all about the story of the Three Little Pigs which, of course, I loved because I love piggies.


A few of you joined our poetry zoom this week and read some fabulous poems! Next week, I will be hosting our final zoom together before you move up to Year 5 in September. I will be doing a quiz and I hope you can all be there. If you find zoom a bit scary, you can mute your microphone/turn your camera off and if you want to say anything you can use the zoom chat instead! A few woodies suggested a fancy dress theme so if you’d like to do that then you can (you don’t have to though if you don’t want to – your smiley face is enough!)


Please don't forget that Rev. Simon has kindly agreed to produce a weekly collective worship for us to use, based around our 4 core values. We can all follow the worship at 9:30 am each Monday. I think that there is something special about the idea of all of us - at home and school following the worship together.


I put lots of home learning tasks on our page to keep your brains busy but there is not pressure to do it all


Love from,

Miss McDermott x



The White Rose Maths videos continue to be a useful home learning tool available via the White Rose website:  


We continue to recommend the BBC lessons as a supplement or alternative to these resources.


Key Maths Facts

We appreciate that some days are easier than others. The links below are a great way to encourage your child to continue to practise and consolidate their key facts through online games/activities. Remember you must spend the majority of your time in the Garage in order to progress to more complex questions. Complete a Gig sessions carefully when it replaces the Garage session to help you progress to further challenges. Check your heat map for red/orange facts as these are the ones which you need to improve your accuracy/speed.


Use the documents below to support your home learning for these activities. 


1. Now we have learnt all the Year 4 spelling rules, please spend the next few weeks practising the Year 3/4 common exception words. If you know all of these already then get a head start and look at the Year 5/6 words!


2. Listen to the final chapter of “The Boy Who Made the World Disappear” using this link

Write a book review using the template below.


3. Join Sammy and Treerumple the Tree Goblin in the story of the Impossible Possible Bookshop. Listen to the story and read along then complete the activities. Please the activities on pages 11-15 . (Document linked below)

Other Curriculum Areas


We did lots of amazing learning in science this year. Can you create your own science quiz based on your favourite topic from this year? Use the internet to research and remind yourself of all the facts you know. (In case you forgot, our topics were; Solids, Liquids and Gases, Sound, Electricity, Digestion and teeth, Animals and their habitats). You could test your friends or family!




This will be our final week of Roald Dahl before. Below are links to the BBC adaptation of Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes book.

Part 1 :

Part 2:




Have a go at draw with rob! Rob is a children’s illustrator and uploads easy to follow drawing tutorials. I have been doing a video a week with my bubble class and we love it!


The Wiltshire Virtual School Games is officially launched on Monday 1st June.


Please follow this link for a video introducing the event

Local Paralympian Kate Grey sent a message of support


There will be 8 different categories of activity – each will have at least 2 challenges. You can attempt all the challenges or just one or two. There will be winners for each separate challenge.

All activities can be carried out at home or school.

There will be Spirit of the Games Awards given to those who have to think creatively to be able to complete the activity.

Age categories are KS2/KS3/KS4/KS5+     Teachers and Parents are encouraged to join in as part of the KS5+ age group


Information about the activities and instructions on how to submit the entries can be found on our website 


Please note that all entries must be submitted by 3pm on the Friday of the week the activity was released.

Health and Well being

Create a glitter jar

The glitter jar is a great activity to use when you’re feeling worried, upset, nervous or angry. The glitter in the jar represents your thoughts, rushing around in a mad dash. The next time you feel upset or anxious simply have them shake the glitter jar and remain quiet and still while the glitter is settling. As you breathe deeply they can watch the glitter float around in the jar and finally settle on the bottom.

How to Make Your Own Glitter Jar

You will need

Glass jar (or clear plastic jar if you don’t have one)

Clear glue


(optional food colouring if you want coloured water)


  1. Fill the bottle up 3/4 of the way with water.
  2. Next, add the clear glue and glitter and shake. You may want to use a funnel to get the glitter in the jar. You may add food coloring if desired.
  3. Seal the lid and you are ready to go.


Home Learning Archive

Home Activities - Wiltshire Council

Woodpeckers Curriculum Grid

Year 3 and 4 Word list

Wlitshire Cricket Activity Book