Woodpecker Class

Welcome to Woodpecker Class! Our teachers are Mrs Rudman (Monday to Thursday) and Mrs Diserens (Friday). Our teaching assistant is Mrs Ford and Mrs Richards teaches Art on Tuesday. 

We look forward to an exciting year of learning, working as a team and challenging ourselves to be the best we can be!

Please click on this document to see our Curriculum Map and all the different subjects we will be learning this year. 

We are currently following Map A.


Maths Home Learning Bookets

Here are the planet booklets for Woodpecker Class.  Please initial/sign and date in the ‘Home’ column if your child shows they know the maths fact at home.

Y4 Maths Facts Booklet 2023


Y5 Maths Facts Booklet 2023


Term 2

Whole Class Read

This term, we will be reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. This classic adventure tale tells the story of four evacuee children who venture through a portal to Narnia, meeting Mr Tumnus, the White Witch and Aslan along the way. 


In History, we will be learning about the terrific Tudors! We have begun by reenacting the Battle of Bosworth which begins the Tudor era. We will be learning about Henry VIII and the legacy of his reign.

Author of the term: Tom Fletcher

We will be sharing and exploring books by Tom Fletcher, such as The Creakers and The Christmasaurus. 

Term 1

Author of the term: Chris Riddell
Chris Riddell is a writer, Illustrator, cartoonist and was Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate 2015-2017. We will read snippets of his work and look at examples of his intricate illustrations. His books have won many awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Nestle Children’s Book Prize and the Red House Children’s Book Award. 

Artists of the Term

This term Woodpeckers will be comparing the work of David Hockney and Paul Cezanne. David Hockney OM CH RA is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work introduced new modes of representation and influenced avant-garde artistic movements of the early 20th century. 

Whole Class Reading Book

The Explorer, by Katherine Rundell. 

Like a man-made magic wish the airplane began to rise.

The boy sitting in the cockpit gripped his seat and held his breath as the plane roared and climbed into the arms of the sky.

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him.

He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice.

He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place.  With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small. Except, it seems, someone has been there before them…


In History, we have enjoyed learning about the Anglo Saxons. We have learnt about where they came from and where they settles, how they lived and what happened when they were invaded by the Vikings. 

Our trip to Salisbury Museum helped to further our knowledge, where we were able to see real artefacts from the Anglo Saxon period. 


In R.E, we have been learning about different aspects of Christianity. We have looked at important features of a church, rites of passage for christians and Holy Communion. Woodpeckers then designed their own churches, including stained glass windows with intricate designs and colourful banners to evoke joy.