What a wonderful first term in Willow Class! The children have loved our hilarious class novel, Cosmic by Frank Cotterell Boyce, and eagerly await the title of our new book after the half term break. Cosmic lent itself perfectly to the children’s Writing lessons where they created their own action-packed narrative, using short snappy sentences and strong Tier Two verbs to build tension. More recently they completed a brilliant transmission from Mars.
In Maths this term, the children continued to use their concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to tackle place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. An absolute favourite has been using factor bugs to work out factors.
In Science, the children have focused on physics, immersing themselves in knowledge about our solar system including why the moon appears to change shape in the night sky as well as why we have night and day and seasons.
In History, the children have learned about Mayan civilization, particularly enjoying our lessons about how bloodthirsty their beliefs were! In Computing, the focus has been systems and search engines, which has given the children the skills necessary to complete efficient internet searches. RE is a firm favourite in Willow Class. Our focus religion is Hinduism and the children have considered how Hindu people show their commitment to God. In PE we have been lucky enough to have Mr Philips the brilliant football coach and Forest as well as cooking the children have also created forest crafts.
I look forward to another amazing year in Willow Class. I hope you all have a well earned rest over the half term break.
Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome to Willow Class! I hope you have all had a restful summer break and that your children are excited to return.
I thought I would share a few important logistics. Please feel free to catch me on the playground before school or at my door at the end of the day if you have any questions.
I look forward to another brilliant year in Willow Class.
Forest is on a Thursday. Please could the children come dressed in their Forest kit, ensuring that they have wellies, warm clothes and waterproofs with them.
PE is on a Friday. Children should come dressed in their PE kits on this day.
Homework - Children are to learn their personal spellings, read a minimum of 3 times a week (recorded in their reading log), complete a scrapbook style journal entry and complete 10 minutes of Doodle Maths.