Corpus Christi Primary School

Welcome To Woodpecker

A warm welcome to Woodpecker class - Year 4. Our class teacher is Mr Wardlaw and our teaching assistant is Miss Zahra. Our classroom is a joyful, caring and supportive environment where children are encouraged to reach their full potential. 

Our class email address is:

(Class emails are to be used for sending pictures or information to celebrate out of school activities. Please note they will not receive a reply from the class teacher.)

School Twitter Page: @corpus1275

Here is an overview of our learning for the Autumn term:

Year 4 Core Curriculum Summary: Autumn       Year 4 Non-Core Curriculum Summary: Autumn 

Here is an overview of our learning for the Spring term:

Year 4 Non-Core Curriculum Summary: Spring Year 4 Core Curriculum Summary: Spring  

Here is an overview of our learning for the Summer term: 

Year 4 Non-Core Curriculum Summary: Summer Year 4 Core Curriculum Summary: Summer

Our Class Saint

Our Class Saint: St Patrick

Feast Day: 17th March

Patron Saint of Ireland

Saint Patrick fulfilled his mission of bringing Christianity to Ireland. Following his example, children can share the love and message of Jesus too.

Here are some pictures of our recent learning.

Hover over the picture to read an explanation of the lesson.

Woodpecker Class - Our Curriculum 2023-2024


For indoor lessons, children wear a plain white t-shirt, navy blue shorts and black PE pumps. PE lessons may take place outdoors and the children will therefore need an outdoor kit kept in school at all times. Children may wear plain navy blue tracksuit trousers, a navy blue jumper, plain white t-shirt and trainers for outdoor lessons. The outdoor kit is optional however trainers are necessary. PE kit must stay in school and will be sent home at half term to be washed. If a child regularly does not have their PE kit in school on their PE day then it will affect their position on ALWAYS.


Woodpecker class will be going swimming in the Autumn term (September- December). A letter will be sent out prior outlining everything that they will need. They will need a swimming costume/ trunks, towel and a hat if they have longer hair. They will go swimming every Monday afternoon. They will not have PE while they are attending swimming as this will be their PE for that term.

Please ensure that ALL items of clothing including pumps are labelled with your child’s name.


Homework will always be given every week with the exception of school holidays. Homework is set on Google Classrooms which can be accessed via numerous devices (laptop, computer, tablet/ipad, phone, xbox). Work can be returned as a typed document. Alternatively, children will also be provided with an exercise book to keep at home which may be used to complete work and then a photo uploaded to Google Classrooms. The logins will remain the same and the children will be reminded.

All homework will be set on a Monday at 4pm and is due on Sunday by 4pm. This allows your child to do some each night or all in one night. Homework is recorded and monitored and any which is not completed at home will result in your child not being on the ‘Always’ stage for that half term. 

Google Classroom Login Times Table Rockstars Login Mathletics Login Spelling Shed Login 

Home Learning Links

Maths - White Rose Home Learning Maths - Hit the Button game Maths - Daily 10 Maths - Super Movers Maths - Maths Zone Learning Recap 

English - BBC Revision Science - BBC Revision Science - Quizzes Computing - Scratch History - Quizzes  PE - 60 second challenges

Reading List

 To be added.


Children will be assessed and placed into groups for their spellings lessons. Spelling lessons will take place in the mornings and a spelling test will take place every Monday. Spellings are best learnt little and often rather than all the night before.

Useful spelling techniques End of KS1 Spellings End of LKS2 Spellings

Times Tables

Your child should also regularly practise their times tables up to 12 times tables. To help with maths progress, they must know all their tables with confidence and be able to recall them rapidly. There are helpful links attached below. 

Times Table Songs Times Tables Quiz


As well as set homework, your child should also spend time each evening reading for at least 10 minutes. He/she will bring home a book from school. This book must be read as your child will have been assessed and set to match their reading band age. They may also read a book of their own choice from home / the library alongside this if they wish. If your child is assessed as a free reader, they will be able to read either a book from the school library or their own book from home.

Each child will also receive a reading record. The record should be filled in every time the child reads at home (minimum 3 x per week). The children should make notes about what they have read each week and have this signed by a parent / carer. This will be checked in school weekly so any parental comments can also be communicated here.

School Bag

Please encourage your child to bring a bag to school to take letters and books home in and return them. We also ask all children in KS2 to bring in an empty pencil case. This pencil case will remain in school all year and will be filled with stationery provided by school. If your child does not yet have a pencil case in school, please could you try to source one and have it in school by the end of the week.

Class Reminders


Swimming for Woodpecker.

Homework handed out.


Spelling test and new spellings handed out.

PE in the afternoon

SUN Homework submitted