Welcome back after Easter. I hope you have all had a good break and enjoyed all the Easter eggs!
We do not have a topic for this half term as we will really be focusing on SAT's preparation. Homework will continue to be requested by you as we did before the holiday and My Maths will be sent home on Monday 16th April.
Mill on the Brue trip 2017
Everybody in Willow Class had a fantastic time at this year's residential trip while learning trust, bravery and friendship. Altogether, we completed 26 different activities across the week. On the Friday (the final day), each member of the class was in low spirits to leave, and the staff were sad to see them go.
The three groups (Otters, Badgers and Magpies) were each led by three members of staff from the school along with three leaders from the site. The groups did the same activities, but in different orders, with the occasional whole class activity. The class was split into three dormitories. One (Honeysuckle), belonged to the boys for the week, and the girls were separated into different rooms (Cherry and Beech).
Each activity challenged every pupil in a different way, whether physically or mentally. Some of the most exhilarating adventures included Leap of Faith, Tower Jump, Zip Wire 2, and many more.
We hope 2018's year sixes will enjoy their trip as much as we did.
By two members of Willow Class
Bethany and Isobel
Spring Term 2018
Welcome back everyone and we hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. In English we are currently writing the ending to the intriguing story of Blue John. Everyone has chosen a unique path for their character - either Blue John or the girl with green ribbons. Once completed and edited, our stories will be sent to Berlie Doherty, the author of Blue John, and we hope that she will enjoy reading them.
This half term will mark the beginning of SATs club where class members will be assisted further in their learning on Monday afternoons. As well as this we are introducing a new way of learning in the afternoons, Miss Roberts will work with small groups to help them to master objectives. While this is in action the rest of the class will work on their topic focus of 'What have the Ancient Egyptians done for us?'.
Year 5 and 6 are all exceptionally excited to visit the British Museum in London on Monday the 15th of January to find out lots of information that could help us in our learning.
We hope to learn lots half term and are very thrilled to do so.
Max and Claire (members of Willow Class)
Welcome back to school and I hope you had a fantastic half term holiday.
Our topic is 'Caves'. More information to follow...
R.E. will be our focus for the first week. We will be exploring Christingle and candle light and what they symbolize to us and others. During the second week we will be investigating methods of separating mixtures in science.
Bike ability Week
From Monday 9th October to Thursday 12th, we have been learning to ride our bikes on and off the roads. Each of us have passed training and been assigned level 1 or 2 of bike ability.
A group of determined pupils have been on the playground learning to ride their bikes, they have been successful. On Monday, we were scooting and going up small gradient hills. Over the next 3 days, all of the group made huge progress.
The other two groups were on the roads, we were taught how to turn in and out of junctions with signaling. As well as this, we were doing U-turns and we were taught how to be pedal ready to start us off (a safe start).
Thank you for reading,
Janie and Grace (members of year six).
Miss Bennet and I hope you have had a wonderful time over the summer holiday and we are really looking forward to starting our first topic - 'Inventions' - with you. It is going to be a challenging and exciting year in Willow class. I know that with determination, enthusiasm and fun along the way, you will accomplish the challenges you will encounter.
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