As Term 4 comes to an end, we would just like to take this opportunity to thank all of the pupils in Willow class for their hard work and perseverance over the past few terms.
We would also like to say a big thankyou to all parents/carers for your continued support and for contributing positively to our school community.
Mrs. Earth & Miss. Newton
This week we have had lots of fun working in our pairs to produce a tabloid newspaper report from the Tudor Times about an event in Henry VIII's life.
The children have come up with lots of fantastic ideas and have made their articles very interesting to read...
This week we have been learning how to round decimal numbers to tenths, hundreds and whole numbers. At first some of us found this tricky, however, with support and perserverance we all were able to do this by the end of the week.
This week in science we have been using a branching database (also known as a binary tree) to categorise minibeasts according to their features.
Science Week - Kites
On Monday 13th March, we had a very special visit from Pete West - a kite flying enthusiast.
Follow this link to read all about it...
This experience had inspired us to create our own kites on Wednesday...
We then took them out for a 'test drive'...
After this, we thought about the features a kite needs to be able to fly successfully then discussed this in our groups. Next, we started thinking about an experiment we could do to test if the theories we have learned are correct, and asked questions like; 'Would a kite still fly if it had no tail?' and 'would a kite fly if it was made from cardboard?'.
Our task next week is to carry out these experiments and explore these theories further.
Here we are continuing our 'Tudor Dancing' in P.E.
We have been very busy this week analysing different types of newspaper articles and identifying their features.
Willow class have had a go at writing their own headlines using alliteration in preperation for their task next week, which is to create a newspaper report about 'The Mary Rose'.
Here they are in action...
Parent Pop-in Session
On Tuesday 7th March, we had our very first parent pop-in sessions throughout the school. Thankyou to everyone that came along, we appreciate your support and hope to see you again next time!
On Thursday 2nd March, Willow class went on a fantastic trip to 'Peterborough Museum'. We had a very busy day starting with a city tour exploring tudor buildings, we then went back to the museum to look at and hold some historic artefacts that we arranged into chronological order - some objects were OVER 150 Million years old! After lunch we explored the rest of the museum and had a guided tour in 'The Vaults' where we met 'Sir Humpfrey Orme' and learned about what his family used the building for in the Tudor times.
A brilliant day was had by all!
Here are a few of the photos, your children have been given a copy of all other photos to take home and share with you...
WORLD BOOK DAY 2017
This week has been a very active one for Willow Class so far!
Every Friday, we work on our cognitive skills such as balancing techniques and spacial awareness using the 'Real PE' programme, these techniques are useful when playing tactical games like football and netball. This programme also enhances our ability to co-operate with others and identify areas where we need to improve as individuals. On Tuesday, we learned a 'Tudor Dancing' style in our pairs as part of our 'Tudors' topic. We had lots of fun with this!
Sports for Schools
On Monday, we were very excited to welcome GB Paralympic Triathelete 'Clare Cunningham' into our school to lead the sponsored fitness circuit. Clare was born without her left forearm and was taught from a young age that nothing should stop her from persuing her dreams, she has inspired us to aim high and to be passionate about the sports we love.
Continuing our learning of Shakespeares work, we have been looking at the play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' this week. Our task was to write to a 'Dear Agnes' page about our problems, posing as one of the main characters. The next lesson, we swapped books and replied to other peoples problems with suitable advice.
This week in numeracy we have been consolodating our knowledge of place value in 6 digit numbers. Here, we are playing place value number games in our pairs.
This week we have created some beautiful 'multimedia' pictures of Henry VIII using paint, pencils, sequins, cotton wool and other collage materials.