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Welcome to Willow Class!

 

Welcome to Willow Class ! We are a fantastic team of 30 children and 3 grown ups. Our teacher is Miss Müller and our wonderful Teaching Assistants are Mrs Johansen and Mrs Parker.

 

 

On this page you will find information about how things work in Willow Class and some useful resources that we can use to help us in our learning.
 
In Willow Class, we work together to learn about our exciting projects so that we can use our learning in all of our subjects. We start by talking about what we already know and what we would like to learn so that we can work out what our next steps are.
 
 
 

 

Term 6 Scientists and Inventors / Take one tale timetable and overview

Extra homework help online.

 

BBC Bitesize website is brilliant for English, Maths and Science and it has links to other subjects as well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

 

Hit the Button is great for quick revision of maths concepts and knowledge.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

 

We have been designing, making and testing Kites in our Design lessons this term. Here are some photos of our first test.

Willow Class Roman museum day. Here are some fantastic pictures of Willow class and their amazing Roman projects.

Term 5 Rise of the Romans parent information and timetable

Lydia in Willow is donating her hair to the Little Princess Charity for children who have cancer.

She is raising money for the charity as well, so please visit her Just Giving page to donate. 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Justgiving-Lydia-is-donating-her-hair?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Justgiving-Lydia-is-donating-her-hair&utm_campaign=pfp-email

On Friday we acted out how different people would have reacted to Boudicca's rebellion and the Roman invasion of Britain. We made freeze frames of what we thought might have happened.

We visited the Fir Tree Forest on Friday and used the new sound garden. We learnt team building and problem solving skills as well as practical nature skills.

We had a fantastic time at the Living Rainforest on Monday. We learnt lots about what you can eat in rainforests and what sorts of plants grow in rainforests around the world.

Here are some images of our dissected Daffodils. We dissected them to learn about the different types of plants.

World Book day! We made a book carpet from all our class books and we investigated what different genres of book. How many amazing books do we have to read?

Bhangra Drumming

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Bhangra drumming on Tuesday was awesome! We learnt to use call and response. We learnt three different rhythms and put them together.

Lucy from Oxford University came to talk to Year 3 about Animal bones and skeletons on Monday.

Here is our updated Homework information for Year 3

We have made marquettes based on the Terracotta Warriors in China. This is part of our Fighting Fit project looking at ways that artists show the human body.

On Friday, Willow class learnt about Chinese New Year and we learnt about the lion dances that are performed at New Year celebrations. We worked together and came up with our own lion dances!

On Monday Willow class had a Amy from Oxford University talking to us all about skeletons and how scientists work. We learnt a lot and talked about endoskeletons and exoskeletons

Willow class visited the Fir Tree forest with Mrs Smith and learnt about how to stay safe around a fire. We also made some new houses for animals and food for birds.

Willow class started our new year off by learning about Anna Meredith and her composition 'Connect it'. We made our own music based on her piece of music.

Merry Christmas! Here are some pictures from our Christmas lunch.

Term 2 timetable and overview for parents (Parents evening is on the 15th and 17th November)

We have been learning about forces including pushes and pulls. Today we investigated Friction and tested which surface had more or less friction.

We have been learning about forces including pushes and pulls. Today we investigated Friction and tested which surface had more or less friction.  1

Here are the photos from our trip to the Earth Trust. We had a fantastic day in the rain and learnt lots about making shelters!

We are learning how to play hockey. Here are some photos of us practicing our dribbling technique.

We have been investigating light and reflection in Science. Here are some pictures of our mirror investigations.

We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.

We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  1
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  2
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  3
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  4
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  5
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  6
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  7
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  8
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  9
We have been learning how to play recorders with Madame Taylor this week and learning the notes G, A, B.  10

We are currently learning about light and reflections in Science as part of our Polar Express project.  Here are some photos of an investigation we completed about reflective material. We thought that the most reflective material was the shiny cardboard and by using a torch we tested our theory.

We did a  lot of learning about the Tempest by William Shakespeare. . As part of that project we read and acted out Shakespearean phrases from the Tempest. We learnt that 'Thou' was an old fashioned way of saying 'you'  and had a lot of fun.

 Using drama to explore Shakespeare's writing.

Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.

Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  1
Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  2
Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  3
Dance lessons with Mrs Sparrey. We have learnt about the Samba dance and created our own contemporary dances.  4

 

This week, Willow class made ANZAC biscuits for the Macmillan Cake sale today.

 

We learnt that ANZAC biscuits are special to Australian and New Zealanders and are made every year in April. We also learnt that ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps and that they were made for soldiers in World War I. 

 

We also wrote the recipe to take home to our parents and sell with our biscuits at the cake sale. 

 On 13th September, Willow class celebrated 100 years since Roald Dahl's birth. We remembered the fantastic stories that he authored and looked at information about his life. 

 

We came up with words and titles of his book to put together to create a word cloud about Roald Dahl. 

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