Woodpecker Class (Year 4)

Woodpecker Class Teacher: Mr Moldram
Woodpecker Class Cover Teacher:  Miss Jemimah Lentle

Teaching Assistant: Miss Dalwood

Woodpecker Class – Annual Overview 2017 – 2018

Woodpecker Class – Summer Term 2 2018

Mummification: THE RESULTS! – Friday 15th June 2018

Last week, we had the opportunity to mummify apples in Woodpecker Class. We have been waiting patiently and watching the process take place and here are some of our findings.

We noticed that the apples which were in the solution lost all their moisture, and the ones which were left uncovered went mouldy and started to go furry –  the children thought this was disgusting!

Here are a few pictures to show what happened.


Mummification – Wednesday 6th June 2018

On Wednesday 6th June, the children in Woodpecker Class learnt all about mummification. They were able to recall the mummification process to visiting parents during the open afternoon. 

Whilst learning about mummification, Miss Lentle organised for the children to mummify apples. 

Children were given 2 slices of apple and 2 plastic cups. We then poured a mixture of baking soda and salt on to one of the slices while the other remained the same. 

We now have to wait a week and watch to see what will happen.

Here are some photos of the children with their apples. 

Friday 4th May 2018 – African Art

Year 4 have been studying African Art, specifically Gakonga. They learnt all about the artist and what inspires his art work, namely his homeland of Kenya and a love of dance. Every painting he created had its own rhythm and Woodpeckers used this initiative to create their own. They thoroughly enjoyed creating their masterpieces, and using different water colour paints. 

Here are a few.

Friday 20th April 2018 – Maths in the Forest School!
During our first week back after Easter, Woodpeckers had the opportunity to go out into our Forest School for Maths. We were recapping quadrilaterals. We were able to use sticks to make various shapes including squares, a rhombus and kites. We also needed to think about parallel lines and looked at various parallelograms to do this. We found lots of different angles, including obtuse and acute. 
The children said, “It was a fun lesson, and we really enjoyed working in our Forest School. We hope we can go out there again soon.”