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Welcome to Woodpecker Class!

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Walking through the field.

We love being able to walk through the field to our village.

Walking through the field.

We climbed the stile with care and waited for our friends.

Walking through the field.

We enjoy walking with our friends.

Scene from the school production

Woodpeckers really enjoyed watching the play .

Watching the Play


Watching the Play

We had healthy snacks and drinks while we watched the school play.

School Production 2018


Walking through the field.

Going to see the dress rehearsal for Mermaids v's Pirates.


The cows where being moved down the road to a new field. We counted them as they went past.


A close up of the bird we saw on the branch.


We got very close to a small bird on a branch. We had to be very quiet and not make any sudden moves.

Tractor Baling

Over a few days we have watched the farmer cut, turn, row up then bale his hay.

Wild Strawberries

Some of our wild strawberries grown in our garden.

Inter active whiteboard

Mark making on our board using different colours and patterns.

Sports Day 2018

The sun shone and we had a fantastic afternoon with our friends.


Everything is growing well. The children are learning how to care for the plants and harvest the fruits.

Summer Water Play

Helpline Lunch

Visiting our community

Helpline Lunch

Sharing stories and biscuits

Latest News

Mermaids v's Pirates  (11/07/2018)
On Tuesday morning we walked through the fields up to the Village Hall to watch YR-Y6 perform in their school production. All Wooodpecker's had a great time and all behaved beautifully.
Mermaids v's Pirates is full of songs sang with enthusiasm. The children had obviously spent a long time rehearsing and learning their words. Well done everyone. 'Break a Leg' for Thursday and Friday's Shows.

Transition Days  (06/07/2018)
We have been welcoming some new children on our transition days. Its been exciting meeting new friends and learning what will be happening in September when we become Hedgehog Class.

Potatoes  (15/06/2018)
We have harvested our potatoes.
We had managed to grow quite a few and it was a great opportunity to see how the potatoes grew in the ground and developed.

Outdoor Learniong with Jays  (15/06/2018)
We had a lovely day when Jays joined us to take part in a day of outdoor learning. Mrs Brown had arranged some amazing activities for us to enjoy and Mrs Renals prepared picnic food that we where able to have on the field with our friends.

A few dates for your diary  (25/05/2018)
25th May Break up for Half Term
4th June Back to school
6th June Whole school photo
8th June Inset Day... No School
14th June Outdoor Learning (in the field with Jays)
27th June Whole School Sports Day
29th June Whole School Sports Day ( reserve date if rained off)
24th July End of Summer Term.

Teddy Bears Picnic  (25/05/2018)
We all brought our Teddies to School on Thursday 24th May to show them where we learn.
After introducing our friends to everyone we went on a bear hunt. This was great fun with Mrs Ashley leading us. We had a picnic lunch on the field, made dens for our bears and played games with the parachute.
The had so much fun the day just flew by.
We are all looking forward to inviting our bears back in the future.

What a busy week!  (25/05/2018)
On Tuesday 22nd May Woodpeckers visited the school to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle. It was a lovely sunny day, we made crowns, designed a wedding dress or suit and also designed a wedding cake. Thank you Mrs Renals for the wonderful lunch you provided. Lots of thoughtful touches to make the day special. Heart shaped bread and pizza. fairy lights, dainty quiches and mini cakes.

Farm Day  (15/05/2018)
Woodpeckers joined Jay Class to visit the Agricultural Education Vehicle on Tuesday 15th May. We learned about farming crops and about some the animals we may find on a farm. With things to create , animals to stroke and feed, a short video about crops and even two ponies that could do tricks we had plenty to keep us busy all morning. After our lunch we popped up to school to spend some time with Jays talking about the morning and enjoying the sun together.
A massive thank you to everyone that brought animals over for us to see and also a thank you to the two ladies that brought the Farm Vehicle all the way from Wadebridge show ground.

Update/ Dates for your Diary  (11/05/2018)
This half term we have been very busy planting trees in the field, vegetables and flowers in the garden and generally being able to get outside a lot more, enjoying the warmer weather.
The children enjoy seeing their friends every day as they come down to the field to participate in the daily mile.
We are looking forward to the farm educational visit organised by Sonia through the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association educational vehicle. Tuesday 15th May.
The following week, Tuesday 22nd May, Woodpeckers have been invited to join in celebrating The Royal Wedding with Jay Class. We will be wearing something Red,White and Blue.
On the Wednesday Julie is running the Film Club. We will be watching 'Trolls' (U) There is a charge of £2.50 to cover the cost of a drink and snack.
Thursday 24th May Jays will be joining Woodpeckers on the field for a Teddy Bears Picnic.
Letters will be sent home near the time.
If you have any questions please have a chat with Sonia or Julie who are more than happy to help.

Happy Easter  (27/03/2018)
Sonia and Julie wish you all a lovely Easter Holiday and hope we get some super Cornish Sun to warm us all up.
We look forward to welcoming you all back the week beginning 16th April.

Spring.  (27/03/2018)
The weather is warming up and we are in full planting and seed sewing mode.
Everyone is enjoying being outside more and getting the beds ready for our fruit and vegetables.
The children have all been practising a song for you to hear on Thursday when we go up to the Village Hall and join the 'Big' school' in celebrating this terms Under the Sea Topic.
Our topic for the Summer Term is 'Food Around The World' and Sonia and Julie are busy finding exciting foods for everyone to try.

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,


Information for Parents

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.

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