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Year 6 Termly Newsletter

Meet the teacher

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A video from the Oranguatans staff team for our parents and families.

Bonjour at bienvenue!


Hello and welcome to another school year at Woodlea! We are so excited to be able to have all of the children back in school and can’t wait to get stuck in to our learning this year!


Mrs Astbury is Orangutans class teacher this year with Mrs Smith and Miss Eccles supporting our learning. You will also see Mr Prior and Miss Wilson helping out on some afternoons too!

In English this half term we will be reading The Nowhere Emporium by Ross McKenzie. We will have lots of writing opportunities within this unit so please keep your eyes peeled for them!


For our Maths learning we will be using the Maths No Problem programme. This is new for us as a school, following the Singapore approach but after our recent training, all staff are raring to go!


Our new curriculum continues in the afternoons with our focus for the first term being, ‘How Did The Tudors Make Their World Bigger?’ Again, we will be sharing our work on this so watch this space!


If your child is in Orangutans class, you will be sent the details to access your child’s SeeSaw account. We will be sharing updates, letters and our work via this platform. Due to the current guidance, our open door policy is restricted but if you have any concerns, please message via SeeSaw and Mrs Astbury will be able to assist you!


We thank you for your continued support and look forward to working together this year.



As a school we are continuing to set online homework. In Year 6 homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Friday. Please see the ‘homework’ section of the website (direct link below).


Homework club for Year 6 is on a Friday afternoon until 4.05pm. You do not need to sign your child up for homework club. 






Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school. If they are bringing an outdoor kit, this will also need to stay in school. 



Your child will be sent home with a reading book and their reading record on a Monday. This needs to come into school on the Friday of that week. Across the school we expect children to read four times each week. The reading records will be checked every Friday and any books brought back will be quarantined until Monday of the following week. 

If your child has access to Reading Plus this counts towards their total but please continue to sign their reading record. 

Orangutan’s Endangered Animals Project Homework

Scott’s Lego Model Orangutan

Our Tudor archeological dig

Football and Healthy Eating