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WILLOW CLASS

Welcome to Willow Class

The wonderful Year 5 and 6 children in Willow Class are taught by

Mrs Pontet, ably assisted by Mr Kellett, Mrs Larkins and Mrs Weliwita.

Friday 14th January

It's been such a busy week that we haven't had time to take photos!!

Reading and discussing Native American creation stories, skilfully practising our hockey skills, learning how to create safe online profiles, comparing climates across North America using graphs, finding out about the human circulatory system, creating pop art inspired by Lichtenstein..........

 

For your homework this week you have a maths task as well as some thinking about why the UK is such a great place to live.  We will be comparing the UK to North America in upcoming lessons, so get your thinking hats on and consider some positives about each place before we discuss as a class.

Two members of class were in the top three of the Phase in TT Rockstars this week. Well done!

Yay - we're back in school learning! North American geography, colour mixing and Talk for Writing for starters.

Spring Term 2022

Concepts - Liberty, Diversity and Peace

Our key geography focus is North America, and although we don't get to go on a school trip here sad,

we will be learning a lot about the people and places that make up this amazing continent. 

Our first Talk for Writing unit will be native American tales and learning about the beliefs of the first Americans on how the world came to be. 

In music, we will we listening to many American composers work and in art, pop art will be a key focus.

Maths will continue to build on our previous learning on the four rules of number, including decimals, fractions, percentages and algebra (year 6).

The human body will be our focus in science - the circulatory system and how to ensure we have a healthy body.

PE lessons will help develop our hand and eye co-ordination skills with hockey and badminton and in RE we will continue learning about the Muslim faith.  We are hoping to visit Maidenhead Mosque in February to enhance our understanding.

It's going to be a busy, fun packed term and I can't wait!

7th January English Homework - Talk 4 Writing. 

Practise retelling the story using the text map.

Don't forget to bring a reading book to school everyday. 

You always need your pencil case with 'Super Six', (Handwriting pen, pencil, rubber, sharpener, ruler and glue stick) all named, a refillable water bottle, a reading book and a positive attitude.

P.E. is on Mondays and Thursdays, so please wear your school PE kit on these days.

 

Useful dates:

Wednesday 5th January - Back to school (hooray!)

Wednesday 2nd February - Visit The Piggott School for Y9 Leadership Activities

Tuesday 8th February - Visit Maidenhead Mosque

Friday 18th February - INSET day - No children in school

Monday 21st Feb - Friday 25th Feb - Half term break

Monday 28th February - Back to school

Friday 4th March - World Book Day celebrations

Week beginning 21st March - STEM week

Wednesday 6th April - Easter service at St Mary's Church

December 2021

A very Merry Christmas from Willow Class!

Enjoying our yummy Christmas lunch!

Singing carols to the residents at The Mount

Friday Fun! A visit from Father Christmas and then disco dancing.

Filming our Carol Service at St Mary's Church

We loved our Shakespeare workshop with Dr Bullard.  Developing our knowledge and understanding of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.  Which is more powerful: love or magic??

Designing and Making Greek vases

November 2021

In our P.J.s supporting Children in Need

A visit from Santa's helpers

Exploring different forces

Designing and making clay tiles depicting a Greek Mythological creature or God. Fantastic results!

October 2021

Researching inspirational Black people for Black History Month

Having fun looking after our allotment

Today we learnt about road safety from Louis Taylor

Celebrating Harvest at St Mary's Church

September 2021

Showing our basketball skills

How does voltage affect output?

Making circuits

Motown Magic 🎼🎤🎹

Practising our sketching skills

Having fun learning about static electricity!

Wonderful, Wise, Willow Class !

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