Willow Class Archive

Here you will find links to pictures, videos and other content from the class pages from earlier on in the school year…

Flatford Mill:

Some of our finished Giacometti sculptures-

We continued to create our ‘Giacometti’ sculptures:

On Friday the class took part in a junk orchestra workshop:

Here’s what we got up to while the rest of the class were at Kingswood- we created a THEME PARK!

GREETINGS from sunny Kingswood!

 

 

In Geography we started our mapping skills topic, we investigated our local area using Google Maps.

On Thursday Willow Class joined with Elder class for a work skills session led by the governors.

In art the class finished their tissue paper bowls. I think they are very impressive, well done,

The jelly challenge group made their final preparations…

In English some of the class read out their parodies of the Owl and the Pussy-cat .

 

 

On Wednesday we enjoyed our final rugby session.

In art Willow started to create their tissue paper bowls:

On Friday we visited Sybil Andrews Academy to take part in Art and DT lessons. Everyone had great fun building marshmallow and spaghetti towers!

In the art session  they created a whole class piece of artwork inspired by Kandinsky by listening to a number of pieces of music and drawing how it made them feel.

 

Willow seemed to have greatly enjoyed the Bikeability course this week, the instructors have come back with great feedback on both their behaviour and progress throughout the sessions which is wonderful to hear.

 

Another great rugby session this week – Willow even played a mini game with tags at the end!

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: We will be continuing this week with our topic of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – with the aim of creating a comic strip.

Maths: This week in maths we will be looking at solving multi-step problems and calculating the percentage of amounts.

Science: This week in science we will be continuing to look at plants and how they adapt to various situations and climates.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

A good lesson in Maths sorting polygons using Venn diagrams.

Willow had a great day a West Stow Anglo-Saxon village, despite the hail!

Science was all about plants leaves and how to use the microscopes which they had great fun experimenting with.

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: We will be continuing this week with our topic of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – with the aim of creating a comic strip.

Maths: This week in maths we will be continuing with shape but looking at irregular and regular polygons.

Science: This week in science will mark our first week of plants and photosynthesis where we will be looking at plants and their leaves and how they have adapted.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Willow class had their first lesson with the rugby coach on Wednesday – they seemed to have great fun playing a number of games to help improve their core strength and practice passing the ball without dropping it.

English: The first week back after the Easter holidays will be looking at Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night – with the aim of creating a comic strip.

Maths: The first week back after the Easter holidays will be looking at properties of quadrilaterals and angles created by diagonals.

Science: We have finished our science topic for this term but our next topic after Easter will be Plants and Photosynthesis.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

English: This week in English this week we will be looking at similes and metaphors within poetry. Including poetry performance.

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at sequences, calculating the next values and finding the rules.

Science: We have finished our science topic for this term but our next topic after Easter will be Plants and Photosynthesis.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

A little look at some drama stills – the class were performing short pieces from the Wreck of the Zanzibar in order to understand the main themes of the text.

A big big well done to Daniel, Poppy, Elle and Joseph for attending the Science Competition at KEUS on Wednesday. They worked really hard all day and made a great team. The organisers were so impressed with how all the schools worked that EDF are sponsoring all six school involved to go to the Suffolk Show for the final! Well  done year 5 scientists – superb effort!

English: This week in English we will be continuing with out Wreck of the Zanzibar topic, looking at writing letters and recounts.

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at calculating missing angles and recapping rounding decimals.

Science: In science this we will be recapping the terms work on Chemistry.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

An interesting lesson of science experiments looking into the change of mass of objects – paper’s mass went down but wire wool’s mass went up! Ask your children to tell you why…

A great day for Science Enrichment Day!! – here is some elephant’s toothpaste in the making and a rather chilly endothermic reaction!

They loved the vitamin and water ‘rocket’ experiment too! Watch the clip below to see it in action!

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: This week in English we will be starting a new topic based around the Michael Morpurgo book – The Wreck of the Zanzibar

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at multi-step problems.

Science: In science this week we will be starting our final topic of the term which is looking at changes of mass during chemical reactions.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

We had a great trip to Shimpling Park Farm on Tuesday – perfect weather as well!

The art project at KEUS was fantastic – Willow enjoyed doing a range of activities – all the support from staff and student there was excellent. Willow were a real credit to our school and I was told how well behaved and polite they all were – WELL DONE WILLOW!!

An afternoon of Lego We Do and programming!

Willow conducted an interesting experiment today into the effects of surface area on reaction speed.

Just a few little reminders for this week:
  • If your child still has their mission impossible briefcase at home please can you make sure these come into school on Monday so that they can be collected and sent back.
  • Tuesday we are at Shimpling Park Farm – they can wear home clothes but they need to be warm, with a waterproof coat, preferably wellies and be clothes that you don’t mind them getting dirty. They will also need a packed lunch and water bottle.
  • Wednesday we are at KEUS for the arts project – they will need a packed lunch and water bottle. They will need to wear school uniform but bring a coat please. Also if they normally catch the bus please can you arrange to collect them from school as we can not guarantee that we will be back in time for the buses at the end of the day. Many thanks.
Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: This week we will be finishing our fables and writing recounts on our class trips.

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at multiplying and dividing using the formal method.

Science: In science this week we will be continuing to look at chemical reactions with Willow class conducting some experiments.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

The school had fun on pancake day – A pancake flipping race was enjoyed by all!

Super costumes for World Book Day!

Year 5 read with Year 1 on World Book Day which was great for both classes.

For homework this week Willow class have the Mission Impossible briefcases, they have workbooks inside which they need to work through and conduct experiments at home. Task 4 which is a swab task will be done at school. 
Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: This week we will continuing with our fables topic – Willow class will ultimately be writing their own fable.

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at powers of ten and multiplying decimals by powers of ten.

Science: In science this week we will be looking at chemical reactions.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Willow had a great first lesson of Boxercise with Tom Bigg.

In ICT this term Willow are going to be looking at programming using the Scratch software – for the first lesson we just had a little recap using the LegoWeDo sets which they seemed to thoroughly enjoy. Many managed to programme their models to move and add sound effects.

English: After half term we will be looking at fables as our next English topic.

Maths: In maths after half term we will be looking at squaring and cubing numbers and volume.

Science: The first week back after half term will see us looking at endothermic and exothermic reactions.

Look at the pictures and videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Need help with your homework? Watch these two videos on adding fractions and multiplying fractions by whole numbers.

Our last session of Forest Schools was great – they had good fun with the clay!

Willow enjoyed the chemical reactions of acid and metals – especially the rather loud ‘squeaky pop’ test to check the presence of Hydrogen!

English: In English this week we will be focusing on different areas of Grammar with several stand alone lessons.

Maths: In maths this week we will be looking at time – reading time tables, and solving problems involving time.

Science: This week in science the class will be conducting their own experiments involving metals and chemical reactions!

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Science was full of great experiments this week – Take a look at the Elephant’s Toothpaste!

Another great time at Forest Schools…

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we will be continuing our topic on Journey to Jo’Burg but will be writing persuasive letters to the President of South Africa in regard to apartheid.

Maths: In maths this week we will be finishing out topic on multiplying fractions by multiplying mixed fractions by other mixed fractions. We will then be moving on to adding and subtracting decimals with different numbers of decimals places.

Science: We have a fantastic week of science coming up – the class will be looking at chemical reactions!!

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Willow have started adding colour to their Van Gogh themed starry Night batiks

We had a great time learning the Chinese New Year story on Enrichment Day, they had to act like the different animals crossing the river for some new year inspired drama!

Willow and Acorn had a lovely session at Forest School today – there was lots of team work going on to build shelters, we had some balancing on the tightrope and lots of smiling faces!

 

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we will be continuing our topic on Journey to Jo’Burg looking at the problems faced by the characters and writing diaries within role.

Maths: In maths this week we will be moving on to multiplying fractions.

Science: Science this week will be teacher run experiments looking at the behaviour of solids, liquids and gases.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

The class science experiment into oil diffusion…

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we will be finishing our myths topic on Theseus and the Minotaur and will be starting our topic based on the book Journey to Jo’Burg.

Maths: In maths this week we will be calculating the area and perimeter of shapes.

Science: Following on from the Whoosh Bottle experiment this coming week we will continue to be focusing on particles behaviour by looking at scent diffusion through the air.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

The whoosh bottle…

Willow had great fun with Acorn Class for their first Forest School session of the term

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week Willow will be looking at what makes an attention grabbing story opening and will be writing their own openings.

Maths: In maths this week Willow will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions.

Science: This week in Science Willow class are going to be starting their first full lesson of Chemistry – during this lesson we will be looking at the idea that all matter is made up of particles and the diffusion of gas molecules through the air.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Notices and Reminders

Timetable – Weekly Timetable – Spring 1

Newsletter – Spring Term Newsletter

I am very proud of Willow Class this term – they have won the All Saints award for behaviour. Throughout the term the staff have been awarding tokens to the classes that showed the best behaviour during break times and assemblies. So a massive well done for Willow class for being the first class in the school to win it! Well done all of you – we will have a class treat on Tuesday to celebrate your achievement!

English: In English this week Willow class will have the opportunity to perform snippets of their playscripts which they have worked so hard on this week.

Maths: In maths for the last two days of term we will be problem solving.

Science: We don’t have science on the last two days of term so we will start back fresh in January with our new topic of Chemistry!

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Today Willow enjoyed the KS2 Christmas party with lots of games and dancing.

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I am very proud of Willow and indeed KS2 for the effort they put into the Christmas plays – they have worked so hard over the last few weeks and I think did a fantastic job, well done KS2!

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week Willow class will be finishing writing their Beauty and the Beast playscripts with an element of drama too.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking at fractions and percentages.

Science: This is our last week of Forces in Science before we start the Chemistry unit next term. The final lesson is on Earth and space

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Willow have had a very busy week, filled with lots of Christmassy fun including Christmas decoration morning in which they decorated their cakes, the pantomime and the Christmas fair.

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are going to continue with our topic of the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast – Willow will be looking at writing their own playscript on the fairy tale.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking at comparing decimals and then moving on to look at factor pair trees.

Science: In science this week we are going to start looking at Earth and Space.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

This week in DT Willow class made mince pies complete with their own homemade mincemeat!

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On Tuesday Willow had a great time in the woods at Forest School!

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On Wednesday we introduced tags to our rugby session with a simple game of tag ‘stuck in the mud’!

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On Thursday Willow, along with the rest of the school, made Christingles to take home.

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On Friday Willow Class had a great day in Golden Wood as part of the next phase of their Seed to Tree. They were learning to use loppers to coppice Willow stools and after a morning of hard work they managed a little play in the Willow maze too!

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are going to finish our mystery topic by looking at editing a piece of writing then we will be starting our topic on the classic fairy tale – Beauty and the Beast.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to continuing with our topic of decimal fractions

Science: In science this week we are going to start looking at Earth and Space.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

To continue our DT topic on Monday Willow made gingerbread biscuits.

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Today Willow used their skills of problem solving in maths to see if they could conquer the Towers of Hanoi!

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In science Willow made their own rockets!! – Today was launch day…

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are going to be continuing our mystery writing topic.

Maths: In maths this week we are finishing off our work on shape transformations and then we are going to be looking at fractions as decimals.

Science: In science this week we are going to continue with our rocket science topic.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Our first rugby lesson looking at the basic of throwing at running as an attacking and defending line.

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are going to be finishing our persuasive writing topic and then we are going to start looking at mystery writing.

Maths: In maths this week we are continuing with shape work by looking at different shape translations, including reflection and rotation.

Science: In science this week we are going to begin exploring the science behind rockets!!

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

We had a great lesson on Monday – as part of out DT topic (which is building up to making christmas cakes) the class tried different cakes from different countries, including yule log, stollen, traditional fruit cake and panettone. They had to write down observation of each cake including, the taste, smell, texture, density and appearance.

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are going to continuing looking at persuasive writing but within letters and debating.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking  at angles – measuring, estimating, and calculating missing angles.

Science: In science this week we looked at upthrust and made iMovie’s on last weeks parachute experiment.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

The class were fantastic in problem solving today – they were trying to find all the combinations for 3 red cubes and 2 green cubes (they did have rules that they had to follow though)!

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Well done to Owen for getting 144/144 in less than 5 minutes at 4:30 for his timestable test this week!

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Today Willow conducted an experiment looking into the effects of parachute size and air resistance, they were trying to get an egg safely to the ground – there was quite a lot of cracked eggs though!

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are going to be looking at persuasive writing for advertising.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking at 2d representations of 3d shapes.

Science: The first week back after half term will be looking at the effects of air pressure – the class will be conducting experiments using raw eggs and parachutes!

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Mini Year 5 Netball Tournament…

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we will be continuing with our topic of The jabberwocky. The class will continue to learn the poem and eventually write their own literal version of the Jabberwocky.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking at equivalent fractions, as well as comparing and ordering fractions.

Science: The last week before half term will be starting out next topic in science which is air and water resistance.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

The whole class made fantastic masks as part of their homework task which involved making a mask for either Romeo or Juliet to wear to the Capulet Ball.

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On Thursday as part of our history topic the class made and tried Mayan food, this included guacamole, tortillas and Mayan hot chocolate.

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Today we explored different aspects of magnetism – the class were able to try out the different equipment and learn about magnetic force and magnetic materials.

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we will spend one lesson finishing off our topic of Romeo and Juliet, then we are moving on to look at the famous nonsense poem – The Jabberwocky.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking at units of measure, this will include converting units of measure and reading various scales.

Science: We will continue  to look at magnetism this week with a range of experiments for the class to try for themselves.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

We have been looking at the characters of Romeo and Juliet and trying to understand the complex relationships between them.

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Willow have started painting their beautiful Mayan calendars this week.

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Science has been all about pulleys – we worked with Year 3 to demonstrate how levers work and also how pulleys can make it easier to lift heavy objects – like a bench!

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: In English this week we are starting our new topic on Romeo and Juliet – we will be looking at the connections between the characters and aim to write an alternative ending.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to be looking at reading and interpreting information from different styles of time tables.

Science: This week in science we are going to be starting our new two week topic on magnetism and machines.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Willow class have started to draw their fantastic Mayan calendars…they are going to start painting them next week!

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In English this week Willow conducted interviews using the iPad app Puppet Pals, this was in order to create quotes for their newspaper articles – something they had great fun doing. It also produced some fantastic quotes.

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Mrs Plummer and I had a go too as a demonstration…!

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Today Willow class made balloon cars as part of their science investigation looking into friction.

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: This week in English we are going to be looking at writing a newspaper article from the silent film Pigeon Impossible.

Maths: In maths this week we are going to continue to look at dividing including looking at interpreting remainders. We are also going to start looking at factor pairs.

Science: This week in science we are are continuing to look at the force friction. The children will conduct their own experiments too.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

We have been looking at friction in science…

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The children used iMovie to record their findings from the friction experiment.

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In English the class used a new app we have called Explain Everything – this allows the children to add information and use a pointer to show what they are talking about. This was used to recap features of newspapers, they were allowed to present it in any way they wanted!

Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: This week in English we are moving on in our film narrative genre and we are going to be writing newspaper articles.

Maths: This week in maths we are going to be looking at formal methods of multiplication and division.

Science: This week in science we are beginning our next forces section looking at friction.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

We had a great time for Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday!

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Combining geography with our history topic – where did the ancient Mayans live?

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We had great fun in Science!!!

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They even filmed how high the canisters went.

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: We are continuing our topic of silent film narratives this week by looking at adding dialogue.

Maths: This week in maths we are going to be looking at rounding and estimation and begin looking at negative numbers.

Science: This week in science the children get the opportunity to conduct their own experiments continuing to look at the role forces have.

Look at the pictures or videos below to see what we have been up to this week. 

Group discussions in English

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Science demonstration looking at forces both balanced and unbalanced.

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Watch the video below to see how our egg experiment went…

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Another lovely week in Willow Class…

English: This week in English we will be starting our topic on silent film narratives.

Maths: This week in maths we will be looking at place value and formal methods of addition and subtraction.

Science: This week in science we are going to be starting our first set of lessons using Empiribox. The first lesson looks at the introduction of force – there will be some pretty amazing experiments to experience too!