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Welcome to Willow Class 2022-2023


Our class teachers are Miss Raheem/Mrs Sage and our wonderful teaching assistants are Mrs Coverdale and Mrs Johansen.

Mrs Sage will be teaching Willow class on Mondays. 

On this page you will find information about how things work in Willow Class and some useful resources that you can use to help your child with their learning. 


This page will be updated termly with information that may be of interest to you regarding projects, timetables, curriculum maps, videos, pictures and more. It will be useful to keep checking this page for any helpful documents that will keep you informed about this year. If you ever have any questions please do hesitate to get in touch.  We have another exciting year ahead!


Year 3 PE days in Term 2 are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please bring your children to school in their PE kit on those days.


In the case of self-isolation or further lockdown


In the event of your child needing to self-isolate, please use the homework website links above that your child can access for a range of subjects. 

In the event of our class bubble isolating, or a school closure lockdown, we will be using Teams Online. Your child will need their username and password to access teams.

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PE - A fantastic session with Year 6 Sports Leaders

"I liked everything about it. The Y6 sport leaders were helpful and guided us." Rafe

"The tiger cub game was my favourite. It was quite tricky, but I liked the challenge. It was fun and hard at the same time." Malek

"I enjoyed the unicorns and dragons' game. I liked trying not to get tagged." Rosalyn

"Year 6 sport leaders were nice and spoke clearly so we could understand." Alfie

"I loved the rugby game because there was lots of movement." Benny

"Year 6 were really supportive and explained the rules of the game well." Elliot



Willow class always have an amazing time in Fir Tree Forest!

"I really enjoyed making leaf necklaces as I have never made them before." Rodiat 

"Looking at different leaves on the leaf hunt was fun." Scarlett

"My favourite part was seeing the fire and listening to it pop and crackle." Erika

"Cooking the marshmallows was fun. The black bit is so good!" Jesse 

"I found it difficult putting the leaves on the string, but I did it. " Zac 

"Best things about forest was building the den and eating marshmallows." Joshi & Matthew 


Maths - Multiplication - learning about equal groups and arrays

"I never knew multiplication was repeated addition."

"Arrays help me to see the equal groups more clearly."

"For an array to work it has to have an equal number in every row and column."

"I've enjoyed using the counters to make different arrays."


Children in Need - Willow class loved learning 5 new dances and taking part in the Strictly Children in Need Dance Challenge

Science - Which materials are the most reflective?

"I think the darker the material the least reflective it will be."

"The shiny foil will be the most reflective even though it is not smooth."

"I was surprised that the darker material reflected some light."

"I predict the smooth materials will reflect the most light.

"The bubble wrap is not completely clear but it will still let light through."



Developing our art skills - exploring and making different shades

Parent Open Afternoon - Huge thanks to all the parents who attended.

PE - This term we are developing our Tag Rugby skills. Our first lesson with our coach focussed on three key skills - running at speed, spacial awareness and change of direction

Science - our project this term is Light!

English - Bonfire/Firework Cinquains

Term 2 - Our projects for this term are Light and the Nativity

This term we shall be getting to know each other, establishing classroom agreements and good learning behaviours. Our overriding goal this term is to settle the children back into school routines and support their social, emotional and academic progress.  Please drop us an email with any worries or concerns you or your child may have as ensuring a smooth transition is very important to us. We begin the academic year with a 'Take One Picture' project which will explore a  painting in depth through many different curriculum areas. We shall also be looking at the artist, his life, location and inspirations. Our main project is ‘The Stone Age’, with an emphasis on history.   

Our Take One Picture Project

Art and Design - Marking making

Our amazing Dragon Eyes - Applying the mark making techniques we had been practising on paper on to clay

This term in PE we have been developing our netball skills!

Stone Age Art - Using our hands to create cave art

Prior to the session we considered the following questions:

How did people communicate in the Stone Age? 

What did people use to communicate? 

What was important to people living in the Stone Age?

In Science this term we have been learning all about Rocks!

We have observed different types of rocks and learned about their common properties. Rocks can be:

- Hard or soft   

- Permeable or Impermeable 

We can also consider the density and durability of the rock.


Here are some of Willow Class reflections during the session:

"This rock has got to be permeable because it has a lot of holes."

"The water falls of this rock, so it has to be impermeable. I think it could be a metamorphic rock."

"This is a sedimentary rock because you can see the layers."

"It has no buoyancy, so it has stuck to the bottom."

"If a rock has holes in it it will sink because if a boat has a hole it sinks."

"We think this is a human made rock because it holes."

"This rock is shiny, smooth and durable. Nothing is coming out."

"This is strong there is no evidence of peeling off when using sandpaper."

"This is like granite or marble like what you get on kitchen surface."




History - Comparing the similarities and differences between modern day life and the Stone Age

English - Instruction writing