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Welcome to Willow Class

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

Mrs Pontet and Mrs Tawse, ably assisted by our amazing support team -

Mrs Jackson, Mrs Larkins, Mrs King, Mrs White and Mrs Duffy. 

Friday 22nd September

We've loved learning the story of Pandora's Box, even acting it out to help us remember all the events that happen.  We tested our theories about air resistance in science, developed our coding skills in computing, played netball, went swimming, had fun speaking French and learnt all about what constitutes a healthy balanced diet. 

Year 6 - don't forget it's Bikeability on Monday.  Bring your bike and helmet ready.

Friday 15th September

Another busy week.  We've written some amazing atmospheric settings, learnt about Sir Isaac Newton, discovered what the five pillars of Islam are, using the computer to compose loops in music, played netball, gone swimming and debated whether we would've preferred to live in Athens or Sparta.

Today we all got to eat our lunch outside in the sunshine and designed Christmas cards!

Everyone has settled back into school life and is working hard.  Enjoy your weekend smiley

Friday 8th September

Wow! We've only been back at school for a week and yet already done so much.

Learning about forces in science, looping in music, Greece in history and revising how to keep safe on the internet.  We braved the heat to do PE and this afternoon tried out Greek food.  Olives certainly split the class - some loved them, others not!

Our house captains have been voted for as well as our class reps for school council.  I was so proud of all those who stepped up and gave a speech about why they would be good in the role.  But I was particularly pleased with the grace shown by all of the children whether they won or lost.

Enjoy the weather over the weekend smiley

Autumn 2023

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to school.  Lots of our learning will be centred around the topic "Ancient Greece" and we will not only learn about how this period in history has shaped our lives today but also read and write Greek myths in English, make Greek pots and discover how to make some Greek food. In science, we will learn about forces around us and develop our understanding of electricity. Looping and remixing will be explored in music and computing lessons and we will learn about the Islamic faith in RE. We will build on our knowledge of French as well as have two PE lessons a week - including swimming this term. So much learning to do!


Useful dates:

Monday 4th September - Back to school - Yay!

Wednesday 13th September 5pm - Welcome meeting for parents

Week beginning 25th September - Year 6 Bikeability

Tuesday 3rd October - Ancient Greek Day

Friday 6th October - School disco

Tues 17th & Thurs 19th October - Parent / teacher consultations

Monday 23rd October - Half term holiday

Monday 30th October - INSET day (no children in school)

Tuesday 31st October - Everyone back to school

Friday 1st December 2.30pm - Willow Class collective worship (Parents and carers invited)

Saturday 2nd December - PTA Christmas Fayre

Tuesday 5th December - Phase 2 Carol Service at St Mary's Church

Tuesday 12th December - Christmas lunch

Friday 15th December 1.30pm - End of term





Each week we will learn all about 10 spellings.  Practise them using the Spelling Shed games (see link below).  We will not have a weekly test but will have random tests every 2 - 3 weeks seeing if you can remember a mixture of the previous spellings.

We love reading!

We expect everyone in Willow Class to have a good book in school.  You will have regular opportunities to read your own choice of book as well as read and discuss a variety of texts in lessons.


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.


Please wear your PE kit to school on Tuesday and Thursday.

Don't forget your water bottle, reading book and pencil case everyday.