Willow Class [Years 4 & 5]
Welcome to Willow
Term 1 2017-2018:
The Shang Dynasty
Term 2 2018-2019:
The Shang Dynasty
Term 3 2018-2019:
Term 4 2017-2018:
Our Amazing Planet
Term 5 2017-2018:
Term 6 2017-2018:
- Homework is
handed out on Fridays and is due in on
- Reading Journals
are to be brought into school every day
and will be checked on Fridays. The
expectation in Willow is that children
are reading most nights but must write a
journal entry at least three times every
- Forest is on
Wednesdays. Please ensure your children
have full length sleeves and trousers
for safety as well as suitable wellies
or walking boots and a set of water
- PE will be every
In Willow Class, we
have had an amazing start to the new year.
Settling into our new
classroom has been very exciting and we
cannot wait for the adventures and
discoveries this year will bring.
On Shuffle-up Day, as
well as creating Passports to Willow Class
and learning about how bacteria is spread,
we also democratically decided upon our
On our first day back,
we signed our contract to show our
commitment to each other to forge the best
learning environment we can!
We have already had a
fantastic time in Forest. We have made
Willow bracelets and learnt how to create a
‘Memory House’ – an important life skill to
aid remembering a long lists of facts.
In Willow, we have had
a fantastic time in the run up to Christmas.
In maths we have continued to enjoy learning
using concrete, pictorial and abstract
representations as well as outdoor maths.
As we draw to an end
of our history topic the Shang dynasty, the
children have wowed us with their knowledge
in cross-curricular writing. We have also
had great fun carrying out investigations in
science to deepen our understanding of
In computing as well
as programming and debugging space
animations and learning about keeping
ourselves safe online, we have also created
season’s greetings cards for our families.
As always, we have had
a great time in Forest. Whether making mini
beast shelters, creating clay tree sprites
or role playing, emotional literacy is
always the focus!
start of the year, we had a fantastic time
on camp. As well as a barbeque and bedtime
stories around the campfire we also had a
movie night and spent the next day in Forest
School, joined by our Year 5 classmates. A
fantastic time was had by all!
always a firm favourite in Willow. This term
we have made trail sticks, whittled, cooked
and continued to make discoveries with
history, we have been learning about the
Shang Dynasty. As well as discovering what
life was like in their social hierarchal
system and learning about their beliefs, we
have also made fantastic replica oracle
bones out of clay.
our exciting science lessons this term, we
have been learning about Earth and space.
This has given us an opportunity, in art, to
practise oil pastel techniques and the
children have produced superb space-themed
first term drew to a close we were very
lucky to have a den building day, where the
whole school and many family members were
able to create breath-taking dens that have
captured our imaginations in play all week.
thoroughly enjoyed our first term together
in Willow and look forward to the next with