Wednesday 22nd July 2015
The end of the school year has arrived! What a year Willow class has had...
Willow class has had such a lovely time!
Monday 13th July 2015
Today we went on our school trip. First of all we registered to see who was here, then we boarded the coach. We felt very excited but we knew that it was going to be a long journey ahead.
As soon as we were in Cambridge, we walked to the front of the Sedgewick Museum. It was raining so we sheltered near the bikes. Eventually we walked up the slippery stone steps (we had to hold on to the rough stone banister) and entered the museum.
At the entrance to the museum, there was a giant skeleton of a monster gazing at us... it was a dinosaur! We stopped and stared! Wow! (Some of us thought that it was staring back at us - creepy)!
Several moments later we split into our groups and went our separate ways. Our time in the museum was awesome.
Did you know?
Thursday 9th July 2015
During our maths lesson this afternoon, all of Willow Class met Miss Bridges (our new class teacher).
She joined in with our learning and took the time to get to know us while we worked.
We were completing a maths challenge involving squares. We conjectured and then looked for patterns. The words we used were: perpendicular, parallel, translate and equidistant.
Wednesday 1st July 2015
Today we have been learning about proportionality in mathematics. We have been looking for relationships between different parts of our body. So far we have discovered that our height is roughly the same as our arm-span.
We measured our arms, feet, circumference of our heads and wrists.
Are there relationships between different parts of your body? Do we all have the same proportions? Are a child's proportions the same as an adults?
Wednesday 24th June 2015
This afternoon we took part in the whole school summer production dress rehearsal! It went very well and we can't wait to share with you what we have put together.
Wednesday 17th June 2015
This afternoon we were cooking! We had a great time tasting herbs and spices!
Monday 15th June 2015
Today we have had fun buddy reading with Oak Class. Look at our pictures of buddy reading above.
We went to Oak Class (down the corridor), we found our buddy then we started to share our books. Whilst holding our books, we all had fun with the year sixes.
"Buddy reading is awesome and cool!" Erin, Chloe and Leoni.
"We were reading, (it was fun)!" Leah and Faith.
"I am happy because we were sharing our books which is kind." Alfie.
"I like having buddy reading because it gives us a chance to share our reading skills." Ebony and April-Marie
Willow Class loves reading!
Week beginning Monday 8th June 2015
It has been a busy week so far! We have written our scripts for the up coming summer production in a few weeks time. It was challenging but we have loved getting inside the minds of our characters. Willow class have been working on facial expressions ready for the big performances.
In maths this week we have been learning to tell the time and solving time word problems. On Thursday we have a special secret maths challenge... (shhhh)!
In geography we have developed our understanding our locality by looking at a Manea from space.
Amazingly we went on our first swimming lessons with school on Tuesday. It was a lot of fun. We have been learning different strokes and developing our confidence in the water. Watch this space... who knows what will happen next!
Tuesday 2nd June 2015
After weeks of learning about stories and how they are structured, our familiar settings topic is coming to an end! We decided that our final stories would include a familiar setting (our school) and an unfamiliar setting that could be anywhere, either real or imaginative.
Look at our stories...
Watch out! Soon they'll be on display in the lower key stage two corridor!
Welcome to Willow Class’ page!
In the summer term we are reading Matilda as part of our focus on Familiar settings in literacy. Our science topic will be Teeth and then changes of state (solids, liquids and gases).
Swimming starts on Tuesday 9th June. Remember to have your swimming kit ready!
In geography we are learning about our locality and reading maps. We will be going on a trip to the pit in the week beginning 15th June.
It's summer production time! Keep on the look out for additional information about costumes and props for Willow Class' adventurous contribution.
Willow Class' summer trip!
On Monday 13th July 2015 Willow class and Ash class are going to Cambridge.
Thursday 4th June 2015
Today we went on a trip to our local woods. This was all to do with Den week! We have talked and thought about homeless people and how they feel in the situations they are in. We worked in teams to build dens to shelter us, and help keep us safe and warm.
It was hard work! But it was rewarding to build something from nothing!
It's that time again! Outdoor adventures... trips to the woods and the pit in our wonderful village of Manea. Any parents or carers interested in getting involved in Willow Class' learning please come and see Miss Booden at either the start or end of the school day.
We look forward to sharing our learning with you!
Monday 1st June 2015
Today Willow Class went on the life bus. On the life bus we learnt about our brain and our body. We helped out Harold and his friends by solving their problems. This afternoon we remembered and talked about different parts of the body. We learnt about what keeps us healthy and what can make us unhealthy.
Suddenly, the teacher opened the curtain and we met Tam and her body parts. We knew lots about our bodies.
Did you know...
If you flattened an adults lungs it would be the same size as a tennis court... that is really big!
We were really excited and happy.
Happily, we stroked Harold as we left the bus and said good bye.
A report by Willow Class.
Thursday 21st May 2015
Today is the last day before half term. We have been dressed up for a belated book day. How many characters can you see?
This afternoon we have been observational drawing...
Friday 15th May 2015
Last Friday, on the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, Willow class learnt about peoples' experiences and discussed their emotions. They agreed that the day 70 years before had been bittersweet for so many people who had lost loved ones. Their incredible and heartfelt writing is now on display in class for all to see.
Have a look at the video that inspired us in our learning...
Friday 8th May 2015
Willow took part in the science market stall in the hall this afternoon. Their work on the ducklings was put on display alongside Oak Class' work related to finding information about ducklings.
Year three's activity including guessing the weight of the ducks and different stages of its growth then comparing it to the results they had gathered. Willow class explored the stalls of the other classes finding out about the other science topics they had been learning about over the two weeks.
Since our surprise arrival on Monday 27th April, Willow class have been extremely excited! We have had several mini-trips to Pine Class to see who has taken up residence there. On Wednesday the eggs began to hatch and before we knew it, we had five new ducklings in school.
We'll keep you posted on their progress!
Thursday 16th April 2015
This week we read this book as part of our PSHE project. We learned about bucket filling and dipping.
Did you know?
Have you filled a bucket today?
Willow class' bucket is overflowing this week.
Monday 13th April 2015
Today Willow class started their Transport topic work. We went outside to look for different types of transport and record how many there were of the different types. We used our tally making skills to record the information quickly and accurately.
We found that there was more traffic this morning than this afternoon. Our village is a lot busier than we thought it would be!
We will be continuing our work on transport by looking at how transport has changed over time.
After learning about Hadrian's Wall as part of our Romans topic, we went to the woods with Ash class. During our time there we built walls to defend and protect. Willow class used natural materials to create these defenses.