Happy New Year everyone and we have had a great start to 2022 at Woodlea. We have a lot planned this half term and thank you for your support with this. Should you wish to speak with any school staff, please contact the school on 01772 421992 to make an appointment. Thank you, Mr Prior.

Woodlea Junior School


Year 5 Swimming Letter

Year 5 Autumn Termly Newsletter

Saxon Day

As historians term, we have been learning about the Anglo Saxons. We have looked at where the Anglo Saxons came from, why they came and what they did when we settle in England. We have used a range of sources, both primary and secondary to inform our understanding. The children have looked at how the Anglo Saxons settled in England and the heptarchy in anticipation of learning about how it changed following the arrival of the Vikings and then the Normans. 
We have learnt about Sutton Hoo and its importance as a historical source for changing the beliefs that people formally had about the Dark Ages. We have also looked at what life would have been like for Anglo Saxons, including the kind of settlements and houses that they lived in. 


To finish our unit of work, the children showcases their knowledge during our Saxon Day where they worked in groups to present their learning to the other classes in the school. They experienced making Anglo Saxon style bread and listened to Saxon stories of Beowulf. Thank you to all the children for their hard work and thank you parents/carers for you hard work on the children’s costumes. 


What We Have Been Up To

Autumn Term has been a whirlwind, it feels like we’ve blinked and it is over. That’s not to say that we haven’t worked our socks off everyday creating some fantastic work! This term we have been looking at the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. The children creating have written some incredible chapters of a story based on the characters that we have looked at in Dickens’ novel. We have looked at play scripts and have created our own scenes written in script format. 

In Maths, we have been tackling multiplication and division, it’s been tough but the children have showed immense resilience and perseverance trying their best to master the difficult processes. 

As scientists, we have been looking at different properties and materials. We have been in investigating their properties; looking at how we can setting them; all whilst working scientifically. We have been creating prints using lino, taking inspiration from Albrecht Dürer and Andrea Büttner’s impressions of the nativity scene. In PE, we have been developing and working on dynamic movements in gymnastics. 



Project Homework

Take a look at our fantastic project homeworks! Thank you for all of your hard work and time putting them together!



Animal Fundraiser

Thank you for the donations for our animal fundraiser event on Friday. We had a great afternoon playing tennis and football rounders. Many thanks for the donations that will go towards supporting WWF.

Welcome back!


Welcome back to our autumn term. I hope that you are all well and had a fantastic and safe summer. It is lovely to be back with the class after the break and everyone seems to be ready to get stuck straight back into our learning.


This term in our English, we will be looking at legends and then looking at persuasive writing. In Maths, we will be looking at place value up to 1,000,000, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. 


In the wider curriculum learning, we will be studying the Anglo Saxons. Please keep an eye out for anything that children can bring into school and share about this era. During our Science, we will be learning about properties of materials and states of matter. 


Throughout this year, the children will be going swimming in place of one of their PE lessons. This will be on a Monday afternoon. Swimming lessons will commence on Monday 20th September. It is essential that children have their swimming kits for this that need to include: suitable swimwear (not board shorts), swimming cap and goggles (optional). 


Homework and letters will be sent out on Seesaw. If you have any queries or questions please don't hesitate to contact myself via the office or Seesaw and I will get back to you. 


I am looking forward to another fantastic year with the children. 



Mr Scott