Coming up in Term 3

Please read the poster below to find out what your child will be learning in Term 3.

Coming up Term 3

Term 2 Update

What a wonderful wintery term it has been! Here are just a few of the amazing things that have been happening in Willow Class.

In Writing, the children completed a technical piece, showcasing their learning in SPAG. This Transmission from Mars made links to their prior learning about space in Science. More recently, they have been working on a narrative Poem based on that of Alfred Noyes: The Highwayman. 

In Maths, they have completed a unit on multiplication and division and have moved onto fractions. Here, they are enjoying using bar models to visualise concepts such as converting mixed numbers into improper fractions. 

Guided Reading, as always, is a favourite with the children! We have studied nonfiction, high-quality picture books and the poem The Highwayman. In class, we have just finished reading our favourite novel so far - the very dark Clockwork by Phillip Pullman.

In Science this term, we have continued studying Physics, learning about forces. Working scientifically, the children have learned about gravity, air resistance and water resistance as well as carrying out investigations to consider the effects of levers, gears and pulleys.

History has been focused on the Anglo-Saxon era, more recently looking at Viking raiders and settlers. Within this unit, the children have worked as archaeologists and historians, evaluating evidence and artefacts to better understand this period of British history. 

After learning about Hinduism in RE last term, this term we have been considering the Christmas story and what it means to Christians. Working as theologians, the children considered Matthew and Luke’s version of events from the New Testament as well as famous artworks to decide on their interpretation of truth. 

In DT, the children have been learning how to cook healthy meals and created their own recipe for bolognese, making it in class. In Forest, they have had many opportunities for cooking, drilling and sawing, making their own wooden snowman to take home. 

Have a fantastic, well-earned break and a lovely family time!

Best wishes,

Miss James 

 

Logistical reminders:

Forest is on a Monday. 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. 

 

Coming up in Term 2

Please read the poster below to find out what your child will be learning in Term 2. 

Coming up in Term 2

Term 1 Update

Gosh, this term has flown by so quickly! Willow Class has written a narrative in Writing and in Maths, they have started their unit on addition and subtraction. In Guided Reading, as well as continuing to study their class novel Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce, they have also enjoyed analysing the poem Sky in the Pie by Roger McGough.  

In Science this term, we have been studying Physics, with a focus on Earth and our Solar System. This has brought many opportunities for working scientifically: the children are particularly excited to be documenting the changing appearance of the Moon over the coming month. 

Geography, this term, focused on global trade, where the children were surprised to discover that the UK is the world's 5th highest exporter, exporting cars, machinery, oil, medicines and electronic equipment. In Computing, the children have been learning about systems and searching and in Art they have been using collagraph tiles to print background for their futuristic final piece. 

In PSHE, they have been considering ‘Being in me in My World’ and have discussed the Protected Characteristics. In RE, they have been learning about Hinduism and ways in which Hindus show their commitment to God. 

In Forest, the children have cooked on a fire, whittled wands, written autumn poems and built dens. What a wonderful start to the year!

Best wishes,

Miss James 

 

Logistical Reminders:

Forest is on a Monday. 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.

Term 1 Highlights

Welcome to Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class! We have had a super start to the year and have already learnt so much. In Writing, the children have created their own narrative based on our class novel Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. In Mathematics the children have been learning about place value and have enjoyed learning to round large numbers. 

Science has been a favourite and the children have considered how night and day as well as the seasons are created. ‘World's Kitchen’, in Geography, focused on global trade and has brought much new Tier 3 vocabulary - given many opportunities for us to get the buzzers for quizzes. 

The children have already had some lovely experiences and were lucky enough to take part in a brilliant workshop learning about both the dangers and benefits of social media. 

I look forward to another brilliant year in Willow Class. 

Best wishes,

Miss James 

Logistical reminders:

Forest is on a Monday. 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 Tuesday. 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.