I hope that you are all well and staying safe. If you want to join the 'Walking Bus', please meet Mrs Grove and Mrs Quinn at McCauls on wade Hall at 8.15 am. Thankyou. Mrs Shorrocks

Woodlea Junior School


Bonjour at bienvenue!

Orangutans, your final term at Woodlea is nearly here! There have been a few glitches along the way but you have all been amazing this year! You have continued to show that you are incredibly resilient, persevering and determined and as a result you have made excellent progress in all areas! 


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!

During the Spring term we have read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. The children thoroughly enjoyed this exciting adventure text and have produced some exciting stories detailing the adventures of Brian Robeson (the main character). In the Summer, we will be moving on to read Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the classic children's text. 


Maths No Problem has been going brilliantly in Orangutans class and the children are thoroughly enjoying being hands on with their learning, using concrete materials and learning new mathematical ideas!

In terms of our topic work, for the Summer term, we will be moving on and our next big question will be ‘Leyland, what did you do in the war?’ Looking at all things World War II and in particular, the effect it had on Leyland. 


Please ensure you continue to check your child's SeeSaw account regularly. 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 the rest of the year together!



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 Tuesday afternoon until 4.05pm. You do not need to sign your child up for homework club. 



Other clubs


In the Spring term, you were asked to sign your child up for one of the three extra after school clubs we are offering to Year 6.


They are on Thursdays after school, starting on Thursday 15th April. We have Board Games with Mrs Astbury, Rugby with Mr McCracken and Multi-Sports with Mr Scott. 

Our Assembly Awards Winners

Orangutan’s Endangered Animals Project Homework

Our Tudor archeological dig

Football and Healthy Eating

Meet the teacher

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



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.