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Willow Year 3

Welcome to Willow Class 2023-2024


Hello and welcome to Willow Class webpage. Willow's teachers are Miss Raheem and Mrs Fairbairn. 

Mrs Fairbairn will teach Willow Class every Monday.

Willow's wonderful teaching assistants are Mrs Johansen and Ms Coverdale


This page will be updated termly with information that may be of interest to you regarding projects, timetables, the curriculum, 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. You will also find some useful resources that can be used to help your child with their learning. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact box below.  


PE days - PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Please wear your PE kit to school on these days. 

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In reading this week, our focus has been on books that raise awareness of communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing people. International Week of Deaf People runs from the 19th -25th September.

Gardening with Mel

Here are some of their reflections:

"We worked as a team planting wildflowers for the King." Minnie

"The food from the garden goes into the kitchen and in our food." Cora

"We grow lots of fruit and vegetables." Alex

"We used different sized seeds for different flowers." Isaac

"I've learnt that we compost the grass for it to go back in the garden."

Writing exciting sentences! We have been learning different sentence structures to help make our writing more interesting!

Reading - Author of the month Roald Dahl!

We celebrated Roald Dahl's birthday this week  by exploring some of his wonderful work. Roald Dahl is famous for his children's books, but he is also famous for his poems. We started the week by exploring the poem, The Dentist and the Crocodile. Later on in the week, we looked at Fantastic Mr Fox and The BFG. We have been developing our retrieval skills through a quick quiz, seeing how much we can remember from what has been read. 

PSHE Emotional wellbeing - Exploring the different zones of regulation

There are four zones that can be used to describe how your brain and body feel:

Blue Zone - Your body is running slow, you may feel tired, sick, sad or bored. 

Green Zone - This is when you are "good to go." You may feel happy, calm, and focused.

 Yellow Zone - This is when you start to lose control. You need to proceed with caution and slow down. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, silly, wiggly, excited, worried, anxious or surprised. 

Red Zone - This is when you might feel out of control. It is for extreme emotions such as anger, aggression, terror and elation. It's important to stop to regulate your emotions when you are in this zone. 


Art - Exploring mark making techniques

PE - Developing our football skills

Take One Designer - Gustave Eiffel

Design and Technology - Exploring techniques to strengthen paper

Design and Technology - Creating the Eiffel Tower out of newspaper. Developing our teamwork skills!