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Willow Archive 2019-2020

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

Willow Class

Welcome to our class archive page!

PE this term will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoon.  Homework will be given out on a Wednesday to be returned the following Monday. Spellings will be set on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. Our weekly Times table speed grid will also be on Fridays

Newsletter: 

Our learning this week (w/c  12.10.20):

English: In English this week we will be starting our new topic based on the book – The Island – we will be looking at the complex issues of being a refugee and planning a class debate. 

Maths: In maths Willow Class will be starting our new topic on Statistics. 

Science: Our Science topic is Earth and Space –  this week is our last lesson on Science for this topic – we will be looking at the moon and its phases. 

Have a look at what we have been up to…

In PSHE over the last few weeks Willow class have been looking at the topic Beginning and Belonging. We have talked a lot about new situations and being somewhere new at various points in their life – new club/sport, new school etc. They have spent wo lessons making the most amazing board games for new situations – they have included many different aspects e.g. asking someone for directions move two spaces. The games are fantastic and we will enjoy playing them during wet play times. Great team work too!

Using ICT during music

Some lovely art work on Thursday – Willow were taking their ‘viewfinder’ pencil drawings from two weeks ago and recreating them using chalk pastels in the style of Fauvist artists – lots of contrasting colours and bold lines.

A little harvest celebration from Willow – please excuse the banging half way through, KS1 were having a break!

Our learning this week (w/c  05.10.20):

English: In English this week we will be continuing our topic on Biographies. Using the book ‘Fantastically great women who changed the world’. The class will be writing their own biographies on Harriet Tubman.  

Maths: In maths Willow Class will be continuing our topic on Addition and Subtraction. 

Science: Our Science topic is Earth and Space –  this week we will be looking at night and day internationally.

Have a look at what we have been up to…

A busy week in Willow Class!

Firstly we had an Anti-Bullying assembly

Click on the links below for some Glockenspiel music.

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Then we had the PCSO come in to talk to Willow about County Lines and what makes a good/bad friend.

We have made lots of use of ICT this week and used the iPads in English to research Harriet Tubman – her life will feature in their biographies this week.

Willow class also completed their fantastic stop motion films – these were based on how to stay safe online. The class worked so hard, we had several issues with the software and the iPads freezing but they all persevered to create these, enjoy!

Our learning this week (w/c  28.09.20):

English: In English this week we will be starting our new topic on Biographies. Using the book ‘Fantastically great women who changed the world’. 

Maths: In maths Willow Class will be starting our new topic on Addition and Subtraction. 

Science: Our Science topic is Earth and Space –  this week we will be looking at night and day.

Have a look at what we have been up to…

Using the glockenspiels in music.

Click on the links below for videos of Willow’s music lesson.

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The start of Willow’s stop motion films on staying safe online.

Our learning this week (w/c  21.09.20):

English: In English this week it’s our last week of writing for the Nowhere Emporium, the children will ultimately be writing their own similar prologue and first chapter.

Maths: In maths Willow Class will be entering their final week of place value, looking at negative numbers, roman numerals and rounding numbers up to 1,000,000.

Science: Our Science topic is Earth and Space –  this week we will be looking at the geocentric and heliocentric models. 

Have a look at what we have been up to…

In Art Willow were using cotton buds to add layers of paint to an acetate overlay. These were then placed over their art from the week before.

In PSHE Willow Class came up with a range of feelings when something is new.

In No Nonsense Spelling Willow Class were exploring the etymology of words, using dictionaries to discover word origins. They loved that Hamburger came from the German city Hamburg.

Our learning this week (w/c  14.09.20):

English: In English this week we are looking at The Nowhere Emporium and how to write a gripping first chapter. 

Maths: In maths Willow Class will be beginning their topic on place value.

Science: Our new Science topic is Earth and Space

Have a look at what we have been up to…

Willow used Atlases in History to explore where the Ancient Maya civilisation was.

We have started a new topic in art on Chris Ofili’s work – they were experimenting with paint and different layers.

In English Willow class role-played different characters who entered the emporium and also looked at using freeze frames to show how they’d feel on entering the door.

Our learning this week (w/c  07.09.20):

English: In English this week we are looking at The Nowhere Emporium and how to write an intriguing prologue. 

Maths: In maths Willow Class will be beginning their topic on place value.

Science: Our new Science topic is Earth and Space

Have a look at what we have been up to…

Such an amazing two days of English – The pink lines are sentence stacking, one sentence is taken from each child and at the end we have a class shared write as well as individual ones – very creative ideas so far!

A good Friday afternoon of PE – we were looking at pacing, and how this can be done with pairs running slightly different length circuits.

Some great group in both science and PSHE. Science was looking at the theories of flat Earth and spherical Earth and the supporting evidence to give a definitive answer . In PSHE the class came up with a set of class rules based on what kind of class and environment they want Willow class to be.