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

Woodlea Junior School


Welcome to Tiger Class

What a great autumn term in Year 4, we are so proud of the children in Tiger Class, who have already come so far. We have made great memories, had fun and gained lots of new knowledge. Miss Martin is the class teacher for this year, supported by Mrs Stableford. 


We began the term by writing our own adventure narratives and magazine articles based on The Loch Ness Monster. Then, we went on to explore the folktale of King Midas and write our own folktales with the theme 'be careful what you wish for'. Finally, we have created discussion texts, debating whether or not children should have mobile phones. In English during the spring term, we will be reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' and working towards writing our own fantasy stories before going on to use persuasive writing to create our own firework advertisements. 


For maths, we follow the Maths No Problem scheme of work and we began the year by looking at numbers to 10,000 and place value. After that, we explored addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. All of the children have shown amazing resilience and perseverance, a huge well done! During the spring term, we will be continuing to work on multiplication and division and we will also be learning about graphs, fractions and time. We would encourage you to be talking about time with your children as much as possible in both digital and analogue forms. Mental maths takes place daily.


Our wider curriculum topic for the Spring Term will focus on The Shang Dynasty. During our history lessons, we will be researching what life was like using primary and secondary sources and exploring how the Shang Dynasty compared to Bronze Age Britain. 


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 pumps). Outdoor kit is also encouraged (black tracksuit top, black pants and trainers). Kits will be kept in school until half term.


Updates, letters and homework 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: @TigerClassWJS


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 Tuesdays until 4.15pm, 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. It can be a combination of books and Reading Plus. Books will go home on a Friday to be returned the following Friday. Reading records must be signed by an adult.


Scroll down for a glimpse of what we get up to in Tiger Class. 

Young Governors, Eco Committee Representatives and Reader Leaders

Super Project Homework

Endangered Animal Fundraiser

Thank you to all the families who donated to our fundraiser, we have now adopted a tiger 😀🐯

Ancient Greek Archeological Dig

Ancient Greek Day

A morning taking part in the Dance Festival

The numeracy and football initiative

Creating Greek salads in DT

Visit to Leyland Library

Dancing the Charleston

Reading for pleasure

Christmas Party Day

Creating Static Electricity!

Shang Dynasty Archaeological Dig

Mark Making and Exploring Printing

A visit to Leyland Library

A fantastic yoga session!

Shang Dynasty Day