Welcome back to the second half of the Spring ter. It is great to see lighter mornings and nights!

Woodlea Junior School


Hello and welcome to Orangutans class!


We are now into the second half of the Spring term, the days are quickly getting lighter and signs of Spring are showing. 

This year in Orangutans class, Mrs Astbury is the class teacher. Mrs Beaumont is our class teaching assistant and Mrs Rufus will be supporting us too. 

Please take some time to have a look at our website page, find out what is happening during the year and have a look at what we have been up to so far!

SATs Information Presentation

Our Learning


We have a jam packed year of learning planned! Take a look below to find out what we will be doing in each term. 


In the Autumn term, we used William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth as a stimulus for our English lessons. From this we wrote writing biographies and stories. We also had the Young Shakespeare Company visiting school to perform Macbeth in October!


During Maths, we worked on fractions, decimals and percentages.  In our arithmetic sessions we consolidated our basic skills using Fluent in Five. 

Within our wider curriculum, our Geography topic was mountains with a focus on Mount Everest. In RE we learnt about Hinduism and the idea of karma. Our French lessons were focussed on clothes or ’les vetements'. We also had a 12 week programme with UK Military School. 


In the Spring term, we will be using Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as our stimulus text for English. In Maths, we will be continuing our work on percentages as well as working on measure and geometry. 

Within the Wider Curriculum, we will be having a focus on the Industrial Revolution in History. For Geography, our topic is rivers, with a focus on one of our local rivers, the River Ribble. Christianity is our focus for RE. In Art, we will be making our own versions of Lubaina Himid’s ‘Naming the Money’ work. Following this, in DT, we will be making bridges after looking at existing designs. For French, our topic is daily routines. In PSHE, we will be learning about how the media can influence people. 



Homework is set each week on a Friday. It is due the following Friday. Homework club is available to all children on a Tuesday until 4.15pm.


Homework due date: Friday 8th March



- 10 games for your set list on Ed Shed

- read a minimum of 4 times (2x Reading Plus)



- 1 activity on Mathletics (angles in triangles)

- complete your March gig on TTRockstars 


Weekly award winners

Our endangered animal fundraiser - board games afternoon

Pond dipping in Science

Our work with UK Military School

Our visit to Manchester Museum

Drumming with Mr Bennett

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Christmas Party Day

Our STEM Rollercoaster

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Our visit to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum

Yoga Session with the YOGI Group

STEM Challenge #RoadtoRIAT