Clipston Endowed VC Primary School

A Church of England Primary School

Woodpecker Class

Robin Class

Welcome to Woodpecker Class! We are a class of Year 5 and 6 children taught by Mrs Smith, with one member of support staff working with us every morning and four afternoons a week (Mrs Glover), and a further member of support staff working with us each afternoon (Miss Griggs).

As members of the eldest class in school we are given greater responsibilities across the school, for example, Sports Crew. Year 6 can also nominate themselves to become House Captains for the school.

We have lots of fun and cover a range of curriculum areas in our topic work. Here are some of the topics we have studied in the last couple of years:

We have also enjoyed partaking in workshops run by guest speakers and many school trips, including visits to:

Throughout the year we also take part in the school’s Harvest Festival, Christmas Carol Concert and Easter Service, leading the readings. Years 5 and 6 enjoy rehearsing and performing an end-of-year theatrical production for the community and parents too. Our 2020 production is available to watch on our class page.

Homework is set every Friday and completed by the following Wednesday. In addition, we have a weekly spelling test, times table and number bond fact tests every week. Please log into your Seesaw Journal to access your homework tasks.

We have PE on a Tuesday afternoon so we need to ensure we wear our PE kit to school on this day. We have lots of space for our belongings: lunchbox shelves, individual pegs and drawers! We all write in blue handwriting pens or fountain pens (not biros).

We make sure we look smart and are ready to learn by limiting jewellery to one pair of earlobe studs. These must be removed by ourselves during PE (or covered with micro-pore tape supplied by our parents). Make-up, nail varnish and large hair accessories (e.g. Jo-Jo bows) are not allowed. Any hair bands or clips must reflect the school colours of red / grey / black / white.

Throughout the year, we share photographs and school news via Twitter (@ClipstonSchool), showing various activities, inside and outside the classroom that we have enjoyed! Please visit us at and follow our page for regular updates (you do not need to be a member of Twitter, or follow us, in order to do this).

Woodpecker News and Homework 2020 - 2021

23rd April 2021
Year 5 | Year 6
30th April 2021
Year 5 | Year 6
7th May 2021
Year 5 | Year 6
14th May 2021
Years 5 & 6
28th May 2021
Year 5 | Year 6
11th June 2021
Years 5 & 6
18th June 2021
Years 5 & 6



Woodpecker Class’ Spelling Lists:

Year 5 Spelling Year 6 Spelling Dictation Sentences: Year 5 | Year 6
Spelling Summer Term
Year 5 | Year 6

Woodpecker Our Learning

Autumn 2020 Knowledge Organisers

Y5 & Y6 Properties and changes of materials

Y5 & Y6 Earth and Space

Geography & History:
Y5 & Y6 Frightful First World War: History | Geography

Y5 & Y6 Understanding Christianity People of God

Y5 & Y6 Understanding Christianity | Gospel

Spring 2021 Knowledge Organisers

Y5 & Y6 Light

Geography & History:
Year 5 & 6 Shakespeare Showcase: History | Geography

Y5 & Y6 Kingdom of God

Summer 2021 Knowledge Organisers

Y5 & Y6 Electricity

Yr 5 & 6 Animals including humans

Geography & History:
Y5 & Y6 English Civil War – History

Y5 & Y6 Raging Rivers – Geography

Y5 & Y6 Islam