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My stars this week are: 

Daisie Hall for amazing reading, Lucas for excellent maths and Abigail for always completing learning to an excellent standard. 


My awards this week go to:

Daniel for an excellent letter in our English lessons.

Samuel for super reading. 

Treasure for excellent work in Maths understanding how to find the area of triangles. 

Ava for working incredibly hard on her handwriting. 

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Reading Award


A big congratulations to Niamh who has completed her book mark for super reading at home. 

We are all very proud of you. 


Please find the below the information from the SAT's Parents Meeting being held on Tuesday 7th March.7

Mrs Toshkezi 

Today in Design Technology Mrs Toshkezi gave us the challenge of building the strongest bridge which would have to hold a cup of coins.

About 10 minutes into our construction Mrs Toshkezi asked us to consider what was working and what was not working. We realised that the shorter the columns of the bridge the stronger it would be. We also thought about how the distance between each end of the bridge might affect the strength.

We discussed that our bridge needs to withstand forces pushing down upon them.  The bridge must be able to endure tension and compression.

Some of us where more successful than others. 

The strongest bridge built was by Mason, Ava, Brooke, Samuel and Denzel. 

Great job guys! 

Design Technology - Who can make the strongest bridge?

My stars this week are: Brooke for excellent retrieval skills in our Whole Class Reading lessons.  

Treasure for great improvements with her handwriting, Kyle for an absolute super week and finally to Jacob for some fantastic learning throughout the week in Maths. 

Well done to all of you. 

Keep this up xx

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Well done to this wonderful bunch who all have 100% attendance. You have all done amazingly well. I am very proud of you all. 

Well done to:

Chika, Abigail, Mason, Lexi, Niamh, Daisie, Treasure, Samuel, Zac, Danie, Nevaia, Chloe and Umaizah. 

Keep this up guys. 

Attendance superstars.

Computing in Redwood


Today we started our new topic  using 2Create a Story Adventure mode.

We enjoyed getting started on this and creating our own story maps. Here we are in action. 

Computing in Redwood

Mental Health Day - Here we are in our yellow clothes

My stars this week are: Nevaia for always reading at home and sharing what she reads with us. 

Umaizah and Chloe for achieving their pen this week and to Ava for some fantastic learning throughout the week. 

Well done to all of you. 

Keep this up xx

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On Friday, your child will have brought home a pack. Inside this pack, there is knowledge organisers for maths and SPAG. This is everything a Year 6 child has to know. Booster letters for those child who are invited to morning booster lessons, starting this week (30th January 2023). There is also a letter outlining your child's current attainment and progress from Key Stage 1. If you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher. 


Below is a copy of the letter 'Ways to help your child at home', with the live links.

Music in Redwood


Today we built on our prior learning to develop our performance skills. 

We used glockenspiels to play alongside the music. 


We used the notes G A B and worked hard to stay in time. It took us a little bit of time but we got there in the end. We had lots of fun too!


Maths learning

Today we looked at simple formulae and how to express missing numbe problems algebraically. 


Here we are using our counters and cubes to simplify equations.

Mrs Toshkezi is very proud of us all. 

Star of the week!⭐

This weeks teacher award goes to Umaizah for having a fantastic first week in Redwood class!

Reading morning

Thanks to all the parents who came in this morning to read with our children. 

Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon at Crucial Crew. We learnt many different ways to keep ourselves safe out in the community and what to do if we felt unsafe. 

My stars this week are: 

Lexi for amazing fluent reading. 

Manha for always producing beautiful handwriting.

Eiliyah for amazing writing in English. 

Redwood are very proud of you all. 


Great job guys. 


Anglo- Saxon baking

Today we made a traditonal Anglo-Saxon recipe. We made honey, oat and spice cakes. 

We melted the butter and added the oats, dried fruit, honey and cinnamon. We mixed it all together and then pressed it flat onto a baking tray.  Next we baked it in the oven for 30 minutes before letting them cool and enjoying eating it. 

Honey, oat and spice bakes

Anglo - Saxon weaving. 

Today we acted like Anglo-Saxons. They were skilled in making cloth. Our task today was to make our own cloth. We showed lots of skill and patience. 

Here we are completing our cloths. 

 Here we are taking part in The National Literacy Trust Take 10 and read. 

We enjoyed listening to the author Natalie Costa  and then we dropped everything to read. 


Meet Redwood's digital leaders. 

A massive congratulations to Denzel and Niamh. 

They will be working closely with Mrs Kahn and the computing team. 

Well done to both of you. 


My stars this week are:

Jude Humble for amazing handwriting in all lessons.

Chloe Smith for always giving 100% in all that you do. 

Summer Ankers for amazing learning in maths 

Barin Taha for excellent skimming and scanning skills in our whole class reading. 

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In our History lesson this week our objective was to know that people in the past lived differently.

In one of our lessons we designed our own Anglo Saxon Village. 

We hope you like our ideas. 

Our Anglo Saxon Village

My stars this week are: 

Jael for the most beautiful handwriting. 

Daisie for developing her ability to answer questions in detail. 

Chloe Trans for being an amazing mathematician.

Jude for putting 100% into all of his learning. 


Well done to all of you. I am so incredibly proud of you all. 


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My stars this week. 

Lexi Czapla for fantastic handwriting 

Brooke Ainsley for great reading

Emmanuel for excellent maths work this week

Nevaia Smith for making a great start to Year 6. 


Well done to you all. 


Partner Read

Today we developed our map skills. We used maps to identify where the Angles, Saxons and Jutes came from. Here are some of us hard at work. 

Well done Redwood. 



In English we are reading the story of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. Here is a link to the audio version that I thought you might like to listen to. This will help you with your writing this half term.


We are going to be writing a character description about Grendel so listen carefully to the way he is described in the story. 

What adjectives are used to describe him? 

What impression do you get about Grendel? 

What other ways could you describe Grendel? 









Our first class read this year is "WONDER."


Here is the Blurb. 

"I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse."



Want to get started? 

Let's hope so! 




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Reading Award

My stars this week

Reading Award. Well done Olvier for completing your bookmark

My awards this week go to:

Harrison Horrocks for trying his best in all of his learning

Evie Beesley  for beautifully presented learning

Olivia Redoules for great maths learning 

Ronnie Brown for always reading at home. 


Well done guys. We are very proud of you. 


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Well done to Layla and Oliver for reaching their bronze award. 


We are very proud of you both. 

Bronze Awards

Well done to more children in Redwood who have completed their reading bookmark.

Fantastic guys - a very well done to you all. 

More Reading Stars

Stars of the week

My stars this week are: 

Ameila for super maths learning. 

JJ for great improvements with his handwriting.

Layla C for showing great improvements with her comprehension skills.

Lilly- May for always giving 100% in all lessons. 

Well done to all of you . 

Redwood is very proud of you. 

My stars

My stars this week are: 

Handwriting Award-  Ewan Geaves

Reading Champion - Amy Matley - our class bookworm!

Maths Champion - Jacob Denny for his resilience 

Teacher's Award - Neeha Chowdhury for always giving 100% in all that she does. 


Well done to all of you . 

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World Maths Day 23/3/22


Today is World Maths Day. 

Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child. 

We hope you enjoy doing some of them.

Congratulations to all these chidlren who have completed their reading bookmarks. 

Well done to you all for doing  fantastic reading at home. 

Reading Awards

Redwood Bronze Awards

My Stars this week are: 

Maison Wright gets my teacher award this week for working hard with his learning. Well done Maison. 

Congratulations to Michael Wood for much improved handwriting. 


My Reading Champion this week goes to Evie Beesley who is never far away from a book and my Maths Champion this week is Oliver Rooney who has made fantastic progres in all areas of his maths learning. 

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Reading Morning

My stars this week are Macie Bowles and Millie Harrison. Millie for much improved presentation of learning and to Macie for perservering and trying her best in all that she does. 

Well done guys. xx

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World Book Day 2022 - Redwood Class

Drama - To be able to perform a play script

Maths Knowledge Organisers 


My stars this week are Olivia and JJ. OIivia has been working really hard in all lessons but is particularly growing in confidence with her English skills. 

JJ has been trying really hard with his handwriting and we have all noticed a big improvement. Well done to both of you. 

My stars this week are Jacob for much improved handwriting and Faiqah for always giving 100% in all that she does.

Well done to both of you. 

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My stars this week are Rhianna for a great improvement with her handwriting and to Dayley for a super piece of letter writing about life as an evacuee.

Well done to both of you. We are very proud of you both. 

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My stars this week are Tyrae for a great improvement in his overall attitude to his learning  and to Olamide for a great improvement in his handwriting. Well done to both of you. We are very proud of you both. 

Whole class reading in Redwood


Today we practised our coaching skills with our partner. We read aloud to each other and helped each other. Some ways in which we helped were: 

* encouraging each other to use the punctuation

* helping our partner when we read a word incorrectly

* asking our partner to read with a little more expression 


We enjoyed doing this today! 



SAT's Revision Websites


Below are a list of websites you may wish to use to help you. 




The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.


These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to help students with their revision.




The Maths area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in Maths.


Top Marks has a wide range of Maths games to brush up on all your skills.


Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help you with SATs . (videos and worksheets) (good for revising formal methods of calculation, including fractions) (create  your own worksheets on subjects you have found difficult)



Headteacher  Award. 

Here we have Noah, Amy, Ewan and Evie who were lucky enough to go into Miss Maynard's proud book. She was incredibly proud of you all. Your writing was fantastic. 

Be very proud of yourself- we are!

Well done xx

Miss Maynard's Proud Book

This week we finished our learning about the book "The War Game." We hav enjoyed doing all this learning and enjoyed reading the book. Our writing outcome was to write our own version of the ending ensuring that we used dialogue to move the action forward as well as use descriptive language to engage the reader. 

Here is just one example of what we produced. 

My stars this week are Ronnie Brown for an improvement in his handwriting across all subjects and Jacob Denny for writing a super ending to his story. Jacob's knowledge of events in History astounds us all. We are all very proud of them both. 

Well done xx

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Here is the Knowledge Organiser for our Topic 

"What would life be like if Germany had wonn WW2?"

Here you will see all the things we will be learning about and the key information we need to know? 

What would life be like if Germany had won WW2?

Goodnight Mr Tom - Audio Book 


Below is the link for the audio version of the story. 

I hope you enjoy listening to the book. You could follow as you listen if you have your own version of the book. 


My stars this week are Noah Rawley for excellent handwriting in all lessons and Ronnie Brown for always giving 100% in all that he does. 

Well done to both of you and keep working hard. 


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GoodNight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian. 


Over the next few weeks we will be studying the book Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian in our English lessons. We will also need to use all our knowledge from our topic "What would life be like if Germany had won WW2? 


 Here is the blurb for the book. 

Willie Beech is evacuated to a tiny English village in the country just before the outbreak of World War II. A lonely and deprived child, he finds himself living with the reclusive, gruff old widower, Thomas Oakley. Although the two find it hard to adjust to their life together at first, they gradually develop a strong, mutual bond. Willie begins to enjoy life and make new friends in the village.

However, everything is thrown into confusion when Willie is suddenly recalled to London by his neglectful and abusive mother. After several weeks with no letter from Willie, Tom Oakley becomes concerned for his welfare and sets out to London in search of him.


Have a think about what things you might expect to read about? Who are the characters? Can you draw any conclusions about the characters from the information from the blurb?  Can you predict what might happen? Ask yourself, why do you think this? What words make you think this about the characters?

Can you think of any other books that have a similar theme? 


Vocabulary from the blurb


Look at the words below. They have been taken from the blurb. 




Do you know what they mean? What do you think they mean? Can you think of synonyms for these words?   How many synonyms can you come up with?  Can you use these words in your own sentences?

Let me know- I cannot wait to hear your ideas and get started on this book!


Goodnight Mr Tom



In our English lessons we have been looking at the book The War Game. 

We have really enjoyed reading this book and getting to know the four main characters: Lacey, Billy, Freddie and Will. 

We now know that each of these characters have different personalities as we can tell this by their actions. 

Will is cautious as he does not want to go to war. Freddie is quite mature and thinks it is the right thing for him to go to war as it is the responsible thing to do. Billy gets very excited and is quite immature and Lacey is Billy's older brother and will only go to war in order to look after his brother. 


We are doing lots of learning around this book, developing our use of good vocabulary, developing our knowledge of characters as well as recapping previous learning on grammatical structures such as phrases and clauses. 


We look forward to sharing our learning with you all. 



My stars this week are Yara for always producing learning that is beautifully presented and to JJ for using some fantastic pieces of vocabulary during our Topic lesson about what qualities you need to have to be a good leader. 

The War Game

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Parents reading morning! :)

Children in Need- check us out in our PJ's!!!!

My stars this week are Keira Watson for always producing beautiful learning in all lessons and to Ameila Abernethey for always putting 100% in all that you do and with the biggest smile upon your face. 

Well done ladies. 

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Remembrance Day 


As a class we wrote some poems for  Donald McCaig who served in the Regiments- White Rhino 40 Queens Bay and 2nd Dragoon Guards.

He is 100 years old!


We enjoyed writing these and they were presented to him on Remembrance day. 

We hope you like reading them. 

Remembrance Day

My stars this week are Reggie Smith for always producing neat handwriting in all lessons and to Demi Childs for giving 100% in all that she does. Well done to both of you and thank you. 

Redwood class is very proud of you both. 

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In our English lessons over the next two weeks we are going to be doing our learning around the book "The Day of Ahmed's Secret" wriiten by the authors Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland. 

The Blurb

" Trucks and donkeys, cars and camels, carts and buses... the bustling streets of Cairo are exciting, but today Ahmed will share his secret, which is even more exciting."


What do you think the book will be about? What will Ahmed's secret be? Where do you think Ahmed is from? Can you make predictions? 

My stars this week are Evie Beesley for fantastic learning in English. Her vocabualry and sentence construction was fantastic - well done. My handwritng award this week goes to Olivia for always producing beautiful learning no matter what lesson we are doing. 

Well done to the pair of you xxx

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Today, in support of the campaign "GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD" we all came into school wearing something red. 

Well done everybody. xx

Say NO to Racism

My stars this week are Amy Matley for beautiful learning and Noah Rawley for fantastic art work for Black History Month.  Great job guys and well done from all of us in Redwood. 

My stars of the week

Today we did baking!!


As part of our Science Learning, we looked at reversible and irreversible changes. We discussed what things can and cannot be reversed. 

Each of us made our own cupcake. We know that a cupcake is an irreversible change. Apparently, they tasted good too. 


My stars this week are Layla Crossley for always presenting her learnign beautifully and to Tyrae for excellent learning in maths and english.

Well done guys. 

We are very proud of you all.

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Art in Redwood.


This week we have been developing our art skills. We used shades and tones to create our tornado pictures related to our topic " How would I survive a natural disaster?" We are incredibly proud with the final outcome. We hope you enjoy them.

Our amazing art work

My stars this week are Faiqah for always producing beautiful learning. Jacob fro fantastic paragraphs of writing in English and JJ for amazing art work. 


Well done guys 


This lovely bunch have had an important job this week - they have been helping Miss Maynard, Mrs Mitchell and Mr Kinch with interviews. 


We are all very proud of you and your confidence. You were all stars!!

Well done guys and thank you!

My stars this week are Layla Ward for producing beautiful learning and Yara De Barros for fantastic learning in  English this week. Yara had fantastic ideas and used good pieces of vocabulary when writing. 

Well done to both of you. 

Mrs Toshkezi xx

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Science in Redwood


This week in our Science lessons we have been looking at materials and their properties. We have experimented with different ways we can seperate materials.  We used scientific language to explain the different seperation processes. 

We really enjoyed it and got a little messy!!! Here a couple of pictures. 


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This week my awards go to Lily- May Kelshaw for consistently producing beautifully presented learning in all subjects and to Ewan Greaves for excellent learning in English, both written and orally. 

Well done guys - we are all very proud of you. 



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Congratulations to Evie and Noah for writing a fantastic paragraph in English. 

Miss Maynard was incredibly proud too. 

Well done guys  xx

Haedteacher Good Learning



Meet Redwood's Eco - Warriors Evie and Faiqah. 


They will help Redwood to be as Eco- Friendly as possible. They will encourge and remind us to recycle paper, not be wasteful of resources, ensure that lights are switched off, make sure that the taps are turned off properly and lots more. 


We are sure that they will do a great job! 



This week  my stars are Amy Matley for fantastic English work and Neeha Chowdhury for amazing handwriting. 

Well done. We are all super proud of you both. xx


Look who got their pens!!!

We are very proud of Ronnie and Yara today who both managed to achieve their pens. 

What an achievement - Well done!!


My stars of the week are:

Lily-May Kelshaw for always producing beautifully presented learning and Oliver Rooney for sharing a wealth of knowledge about the environment and climate change during our English lessons.

Well done to both of you. 

We are all very proud of you.


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In our English lessons this week with have been focusing our learning around the book "The Bear in the Stars." We are using this book to write balanced arguments around climate change and the effects of Climate Change.

We have come up with lots of reasons for and against single use plastic. 

The children all share the belief that we all need to change the way we do somethings in order to protect our environments and world.


We look forward to sharing our learning with you.