Willows

Willows class has a mix of Year 5 and Year 6 children.

The adults in Willows are Ms Elmahdi and Miss Williams.

TOPIC

Willows started the new term with the ‘Who lit the first fire’ theme, where we are exploring changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. This will include Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, for example, Skara Brae, Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, for example, Stonehenge Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture. Willows role played how early man hunted and lived

Please use these external links to find out more about our theme:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/stonehenge-facts/

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/stone-age/

LITERACY

We have looked at the Highwayman in Literacy and the children enjoyed hot-seating the characters. They have discussed and wrote diaries as the characters; exploring the character’s perspective and point of view.

You can revisit the poem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ0dZwENiKg

We will explore Stone Age Boy and use this text to write our own adventure story. Please see below for the book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xC931Mk0pk

MATHS GAMES

At school children have access to educational games and one of these games, is Sumdog a free game which motivates students to practice maths.  Students play against each other, in the class and worldwide. The programme tailors questions to each student’s individual needs.  To play, each child will be given their own, unique log in and password which they can use at home as well.

https://www.sumdog.com

In Maths, Willows are learning to multiply and divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit number. They can play the following games to practice:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/times-table-activities/

RE

 During RE teaching we looked at how Hindus celebrate Diwali. We compared and discussed similarities and differences. Willows also made their own Puja Trays and drew the important events and people in their life. Please see pictures below:

FOREST SCHOOL

 Willows worked together as a team by building together and helping each other to succeed in different activities. They cooperated and celebrated each other’s success.  We are proud of their successful resolution of problems and their mature attitude.

PE & SWIMMING

We will have swimming this term on a Thursday morning, please make sure your child has a towel and trunks.

On Tuesdays we will have PE with the Sophie SSCo she is a brilliant PE teacher and we look forward to dance and gym sessions with her.