Welcome to Willow Class! We are an awesome team of 20 children and 2 adults. Our teacher is Miss Raheem and wonderful teaching assistant is Mrs Johansen.
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.
This term, Willow have been studying, ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs. The children have consolidated all of their literacy work using the book. So far the children have learnt how to create captions and use speech within writing. Also, we have used drama to step into the characters shoes. We have closely looked at a single image in the story and had to decide what the characters were thinking and saying to each other. The children worked in groups acting out building a snowman. Following on from this they were able to write step by step instructions on how to build a Snowman. Willow class are looking forward to watching the film version at the term and making comparisons!
Happy New Year from Willow class!
We started Term 3, by investigating a piece of music from the BBC's Take 10 Pieces. Willow class explored a piece by Edvard Grieg called ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’. As a class we discussed what we thought the title could be and what instruments we could hear. We also discussed what we thought the story behind the piece of music might be about. Then, we worked in groups recreating our own version of the story. To investigate the life of the composer, children were put in the hot seat and asked questions about the life of Edvard Grieg. Finally, Willow class had the opportunity to create their own version of this piece using percussion instruments. Here are some photos.
This term in RE, we have been learning about Islam. We have learnt about the origins of Islam and the main beliefs. We had the opportunity to work in groups and act out the Five Pillars of Islam. We are looking forward to learning about the special festivals celebrated next week. Here are some photos.
In English, we are learning how to write an explanation text. To get warmed up, we played the explanation game. In pairs, children took it in turns to explain the following questions. Some children even invented their own questions!
Why are bananas curly?
Why do dogs bark?
Why do rainbows stay still in the wind?
Why does the moon change shape?
Why does it get colder when you go up a mountain?
The aim of the game was to be as inventive and creative as possible and not let lack of knowledge about the questions get in the way. There was only one rule, to use key phrases used in explanation texts. Willow class had lots of fun doing this, here are some photos.