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Woodpecker – Y1/2

Welcome to Woodpecker Class

Summer 1 2022

Woodpecker Class have been learning about the countries of Great Britain and their capital cities through post cards received from Paddington Bear!  The children researched about the countries and tasted food such as Scottish shortbread and Welsh cakes! They enjoyed creating their own postcards and writing a letter about a visit to London using information they had gathered. They also enjoyed investigating events linked to the Great Fire of London.

Spring 2 2022

Woodpecker Class have enjoyed learning about Australia and comparing the city of Goulburn to their local area.  They enjoyed researching about Australian animals to compare to animals found locally.  The children have produced pebble art work for the sensory garden using painting skills similar to aboriginal art.  The pebbles are brightening up the garden area for all to see!

Spring 1 2022

Woodpecker Class have been learning about the geographical features of the local area, including the small city of Wells.  They enjoyed their visit to the Cathedral and Bishop's palace where they drew pictures of the sculpture named 'Doubt' and made engravings in soap.  Afterwards they created swans using clay and when they were painted showed them to the class with the Bishop's Palace moat in the background!

Comic Relief Bad Hair Day

Woodpecker Class enjoyed coming to school with their 'bad hairstyles' to raise money for comic Relief!

World Book Day

Woodpecker Class enjoyed coming to school dressed as their favourite book character.  They completed lots of fun book activities during the day.

Autumn Term 2 2021

We are enjoying learning about many festivals and have found out a lot of information about The Gunpowder Plot and how this is remembered on bonfire night.  We have been making moving pictures and created a bonfire display.  Our school helped to make a display for the Window Wanderland in Shepton Mallet and we enjoyed creating colourful leaves for this!

Autumn Term 1 2021


We have enjoyed writing about ourselves and are now learning about 'Our Amazing Body'.  We are learning about our five senses and how to keep healthy.  We have created self-portraits which are being displayed in our class gallery.

Summer Term 2 2021

This half term we will be learning about the plants and animals that we have in our school grounds. We will be thinking about different minibeasts and where they make their habitats. We really enjoyed seeing different creatures brought into school by some visitors.

Summer Term 1 2021


We are excited to be learning about bridges using the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.  We are also going to learn about the engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel'.  

We explored different materials to test how suitable they would be for making a bridge. We thought about whether they were strong, waterproof and could hold their shape. We then designed and made our own bridges that would carry a toy car, thinking about what we had learnt from our material testing.

Autumn Term 2 2020


The children in Woodpecker Class have enjoyed getting ready for Christmas and making festive decorations.

We enjoyed the Holly Hop on the playground!


Autumn Term 1 - 2020

We are enjoying settling into Woodpecker Class and being back in school with our friends.  We are reading the book 'Here We Are' and thinking a lot about the world around us. 




Our 'Here We Are' display.