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Welcome to Woodpecker Class!

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Mixing Colours

Forest School

We all had a go at sawing. Showing we know how to handle tools and follow instructions. Keeping us safe.

Who would live in there?

We looked into the holes and used our imagination to guess who could live in there.

Counting the Shapes

How many have you stuck on?

Counting the Shapes

We decorated our fish and counted the shapes we stuck on.

Working Together

We worked as a team to collect the earth. transporting and tipping.

Collecting Earth

Collecting the soil to go in our Vegetable beds.


Hopping on the Hoppers is not as easy as it looks. We had great fun racing.


We are learning about rhythm, tempo and pitch. But banging the drum is just great fun!

Making our vegetable beds.

We collected the earth to fill up the beds. We are looking forward to some warmer weather so we can plant our runner beans and peas.


We enjoyed Multi Skills in the Field

We won a trophy

We came second with the Guy we made for Bonfire Night. It was awarded by the joint committee of the Bodmin Bonfire and Firework Group.


We play well together.


We made a city with the bricks.


Reversing the truck to park in the garage.


Sometimes all you need is a helping hand.


'I made a rocket'


We explored 'Under the Sea' in our submarine


We counted how many fish we caught.

Reading Corner

Quiet time to read

Latest News

We've had Snow!  (02/03/2018)
Sonia and Julie hope you are all having wonderful Snow days.
Stay safe. Have fun and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures in the snow when we see you next week.

World Book Day  (28/02/2018)
Thursday 1st March.
If your child would like to bring in their favourite book and dress up as a character from it, we would love to see them.
In the afternoon Bodmin College Sports Leaders will be coming to do Multi Skills with the children. This maybe worth bearing in mind when you chose the costume for your child to wear.

Film Club  (27/02/2018)
Julie will be running the Film Club on Wednesday 21st March
The film will be Paddington 1. If anyone would like to come along it will start after school in Buzzard Class and we charge £2.50. This goes towards the snacks provided.

Topic Assembly  (27/02/2018)
On Thursday 29th March we are holding a whole school assembly to celebrate our Topic for this term. ' Under the Sea'
The event will be held at Cardinham Parish Hall in the afternoon.Your child is welcome to come dressed up in the theme 'under the sea'

Daily Mile  (27/02/2018)
Each morning the whole school are taking part in a daily mile around the school field. This is following on from the success of the Morning Mile that took place last half term.
Woodpeckers are joining in and are thoroughly enjoying this daily routine.

Predicted Snow  (27/02/2018)
Please keep an eye on BBC Radio Cornwall, Pirate FM or Heart FM. Once a decision has been made to close the school a notice will be sent to County who inform the relevant radio stations. Announcements will be made on air but you could also check their website for updates.
To ensure everyone receives the text to parents alert please ensure the office has up to date contact numbers as these will be used in case of school closure or emergencies.

We got a Trophy!  (21/02/2018)
On Monday the 19th Sonia and Julie attended an evening organised by the joint committee that put on the wonderful firework display in Bodmin.
It was at this event that we received an impressive silver trophy and a cheque for £225. This is a welcome addition to the money being raised through the School Council, our fabulous PTA and Sonia and Julie's efforts to raise enough money to provide our children with new outdoor play equipment.

Dates for your Diary  (04/02/2018)
Friday 9th February we break up for half term. School starts back Monday 19th February.
Thursday 1st March is World Book Day. If your child would like to bring in their favourite book we would be delighted to see them.
Monday 5th March is St Piran’s Day
“Gool Peran Lowen”
Here are the words to our Cornish Anthem
Lyrics by Robert Stephen Hawker (1804–1875)
A good sword and a trusty hand,
A merry heart and true!
King James's men shall understand
What Cornish lads can do.
And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawny die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
Out spake their Captain brave and bold:
A merry wight was he:
"If London Tower were Michael's hold,
We'll set Trelawney free!
We'll cross the Tamar, land to land,
The Severn is no stay:
With 'one and all', and hand in hand,
And who shall bid us nay?"
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
"And when we come to London Wall,
A pleasant sight to view,
Come forth! come forth ye cowards all,
Here's men as good as you!
Trelawney he's in keep and hold:
Trelawney he may die:
But twenty thousand Cornish bold
Will know the reason why!"
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!

Thursday 29th March we break up for the Easter Holidays returning to school on the 16th April.

Sofadodger  (13/01/2018)
On Friday we had our first session of Sofadodger activities. We went to the school and joined reception and enjoyed MindBodyDance. Lisa provided an amazing experience for us, teaching us dance moves along the theme of "Under the Sea"

School Lunches  (13/01/2018)
We had our first order of cooked school lunches this week. The children were very excited and enjoyed the wonderful food our school chef sent down.

Taste of Italy comes to Cardinham  (09/01/2018)
A change of menu on the 18th January. For those of you that fancy trying the school meals, this may be a good day to try our delicious food.
Ham and Pineapple Pizza
Macaroni Cheese
Served with Chips, Garden Peas, Fresh Salad Bar.
Garlic and Herb Bread
Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt.
Please order this on the 15th if possible. This is a very popular day and it would help our chef to know numbers.

Would any parents of our Woodpeckers like to look around Cardinham School?  (09/01/2018)
On the 25th January at 9.15am Mrs Bennett would be very pleased to show you the facilities and what Cardinham has to offer.
There is a list by the register for you to log your interest.

Spring Term  (09/01/2018)
Welcome back. We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas Break filled with fun and laughter.
This Spring Term our over lying themes will be "Colours" and "Under the Sea"
The children have started to make colour jellyfish to enhance our Classroom. They look great hanging from the ceiling.

Bledhen Nowydh Da!  (30/12/2017)
Sonia and Julie would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year,

Welcome to Woodpeckers Web Page  (30/12/2017)
Welcome to our very own web page for Woodpecker Class.
Here we will put all the information to keep you up to date with whats happening at Woodside.
If anyone has any ideas about what they would like to see here please contact Julie and she will try and add it in.


Information for Parents

We break up for Easter on Thursday 29th March at 2pm and we return back to school on Monday 16th April.

Forest School is continuing into the second half of the Spring Term. This is still on a Monday afternoon, Please bring wellies and waterproofs.

On Wednesday 24th January we are having a visit by Big Bang Music Workshop. A letter has been sent home but if you have any questions please ask Sonia or Julie.

School Lunches are now available to order at a cost of £2.30 Please give your child’s lunch order to Sonia or Julie at the beginning of the week if possible.

Monday afternoon we will be attending Forest School. Run by Mrs Brown at the school field forest area. Please would you remember to send your children in with suitable clothing.

Meet the Team

Tapestry - Online Learning Journal
"98% of parents read with their child on a regular basis" - Parent Survey