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Willow Class [Years 4 & 5]

Welcome to Willow class.

Topic Webs:

Term 1 2017-2018: The Shang Dynasty

Term 2 2018-2019: The Shang Dynasty


Term 3 2017-2018: Our Amazing Planet

Term 4 2017-2018: Our Amazing Planet

Term 5 2017-2018: The Vikings

Term 6 2017-2018: The Vikings


Willow Class Information

  • Homework is handed out on Fridays and is due in on Tuesdays.
  • 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 week.
  • 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 proofs.
  • PE will be every Friday

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 class contract.

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.


Term 1

Year 3/4 Camp

At the 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!

Forest School

Forest is always a firm favourite in Willow. This term we have made trail sticks, whittled, cooked and continued to make discoveries with outdoor maths.

History

In 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.

Science

During 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 art.

Den Building Day

As the 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.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our first term together in Willow and look forward to the next with anticipation.


Class Contract

This year went got off to an excellent start with the children of Willow Class creating a class contract to ensure we have the best learning environment possible.


Year 3/4 Camp

The Year3/4 camp was an excellent way for the younger member of Willow to get to know one another, forge new bonds and let off some steam.


Visit from James Carter

We were very lucky to have a visit from the acclaimed poet, James carter. After delighting the whole school with an assembly, James Carter took a workshop with Willow Class. The children produced excellent pieces of work that they should be very proud of.


Outdoor learning

Everybody in Willow loves Forest School. Drawing on cross-curricular links we have made hammers, cooked pizza, pancakes and bread, made Stone Age tools as well as explored the area classifying invertebrates.


Cooking

In small groups, children from Willow Class went cooking at Norton Hill. There, the specialist food technology guided them through healthy recipes. The mini tortilla pizzas and pasta salad went down especially well.


The Man Engine Artists

With the help of community artists, Willow Class designed parts of a banner that was used to greet the 36-foot tall Man Engine as he entered Radstock.
The Man Engine completed a tour of Great Britain to celebrate the mining history of England.


Science

The children have eagerly covered a range of topics including sound, electricity, and living things. The children’s favourite was definitely making a working model of the human digestive system.


Maths

In Willow Class, mathematics is a favourite. Concrete, pictorial and abstract representations allow the children to have a deep understanding.


Writing

I am always proud of the children’s attitude to writing. They take their time to plan, draft and edit their work at editing stations before redrafting their final work.


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