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


Autumn Term Round-Up


What a great first term in Year 4! We are so proud of all the children in Tiger Class, who have already come so far! We have made great memories, had fun and gained lots of new knowledge.

We began the year by creating our own adventure stories and magazine articles based on the Loch Ness Monster. Then, after finding a mysterious golden cup and pencil in the classroom, we explored the tale of King Midas and created our own stories with the theme ‘be careful what you wish for’. We ended the term by writing a debate about weather or not children should have mobile phones. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading the spectacular writing completed by the children! During the Spring term, we will be focusing on fantasy settings. 


In maths, we have been working on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. All the children have shown amazing resilience and perseverance, a huge well done! We will continue to work on multiplication and division during the Spring term. 

Our Ancient Greek topic has been fabulous. We have had fun working as archaeologists and historians. We also spent some time working as geographers, looking at human and physical features in Greece. Our Greek day was a fantastic experience. We made wreaths and masks, heard Greek myths, had a visit from a potter to create Greek pottery and we competed in our own Olympics. Next term, we are moving on to explore The Shang Dynasty and rivers.


In science, we have compared, fair tested and observed over time to explore the importance of oral hygiene. We created a chew to poo model and we have written great diary entries, imagining we are bananas travelling through the digestive system. Towards the end of the Autumn term, we searched for signs of life and classified animals. We are now excited to learn about electricity during the Spring term.


Take a look at the photographs below for a glimpse into what we have been doing in Tiger Class. Thank you to all of our parents and carers for your continued support. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! 

Ancient Greek Day 26/11/21

Creating Greek pottery with a REAL Potter - what a fabulous experience!

Working as archaeologists to dig up ancient Greek artefacts - we are so lucky to have this amazing area at our school!

Greek Vase Artwork

Comparing, fair testing and observing over time - working scientifically to explore the importance of oral hygiene!

Our model of the digestive system - the chew to poo model!

Working scientifically - searching for and classifying signs of life!

Role play in PSHE - responding to different situations in polite and courteous ways!

Programming in Kodu - the children in Tiger Class love computing!

Football and maths - what a great afternoon!

Digital Leaders, Eco Committee Representative and School Councillors

Welcome to Tiger Class 2021-2022


Welcome back to Woodlea, we are amazed at how well the children have settled into Tiger Class. Well done to all the children for scoring 40 goals in their pentlty shoot-out for our endagered animal fundraiser. We can already tell this is going to be a brilliant year. Miss Martin is the class teacher for the Autmun and Spring terms, supported by Mrs Grove.


This term in English, we will be exploring the story of the Loch Ness Monster. First, we will be working towards writing our own adventure story. Then, we will write a magazine article reporting information about a fictional character.


For Maths, we will be following the Maths No Problem scheme of work and we will begin the year by looking at counting and place value. Mental maths will also take place daily.


Our wider curriculum for the Autumn term will focus on Ancient Greece. During our Georgraphy and History lessons, we will cover the location of the country, what life was like in Ancient Greece and how Greek society has impacted on our daily life.


PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct kit (red Woodlea t-shirt, plain black shorts and plain black pumps). Outdoor kit (black tracksuit top and black pants) is also encouraged. Kits will be kept in school untill half term.


Updates, letters and work will be shared via your child's SeeSaw account. Details of how to access this can be found in the back of your child's reading record. We also have a class Twitter page, please follow us: @TigerClass1


Homework will be set on a Friday to be completed by the following Friday. It will be set online, through SeeSaw. Homework club will take place on a Tuesday after school untill 4pm, where children will have the opportunity to access iPads and staff support. In addition to homework set, children must read at least 4 times per week, this can be a combination of books and Reading Plus. Books will go home on a Monday to be returned by Friday and reading records must be signed by an adult.

Endangered Animal Fundraiser - Penalty Shoot-Out