Welcome to Willow Class
My name is Mrs Hill and we are very lucky to have Miss Fuller working with us this year.
The children in Willow Class have settled in extremely well back into school and have already been working very hard!
In Summer Term children will have regular Guided Reading and Individual Reading sessions in class.
All homework will be set on 'Seesaw' every Friday.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any worries/queries you may have.
Willow Class PE lessons will be on Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school. Kits will be kept in school until the end of term.
Thank you for your continued support.
This term we have an exciting topic which builds on all of our previous learning, both in school and learning at home!!
First of all we will revisit our previous learning of the 4 countries of the UK and will be able to locate the UK on a world map.
We will remember the features of different settlements such as villages, cities and towns, which many of us have briefly learnt about at home. We will learn about these places in more detail, ready for us to explore similar features of the world.
Once we are ready, we are then going to have a very exciting journey in which we will need our passports at hand and get ready to experience an air flight on an aeroplane!! This will be our WOW experience to kick start our new topic.
Now get ready for Take Off!!!
What will we see?
Our Wonderful World
In English, we will begin to learn about stories from other cultures using books such as Handa's Surprise and Mama Panya's Pancakes, to begin to introduce and understand different countries and cultures.
We will use books such as these to secure our lovely sentence structure when writing. We will then go onto learn a story from a cold country through Talk 4 Writing strategies and learn to twist and innovate to become our very own author of our own stories.
In Geography, we will begin Summer by recapping our knowledge of the UK and the Human and Physical features of different places, such as, Villages, Towns and Cities. We will then be able to locate the UK on a world map and be ready to take out our passports to experience boarding a plane to explore hot and cold countries in the world.
One of the first places, we will travel to is the Equator and then onto the North and South Poles. We will begin to understand where hot and cold places are located in the world and identify them on a world map.
In English - Using books such as Mama Panya's Pancakes and Emma's Aeroplane, will allow us to explore different countries such as Kenya and Iceland. We will begin to gain an insight of the weather and seasons associated within each country.
In Science- We will revisit animals and their structures, and we will be able to group and understand animals which live in hot and cold places.
We will also be continuing our ongoing Longitudinal Study of the changes of a seasonal tree, and will look at the changes of our Winter tree as Spring is upon us. We will also continue to observe the weather and how this may or may not change thoughout the seasons.
PSHE - We will begin to explore the wider world, such as understanding money and inspiring careers, changes to our bodies and feelings. We will also learn how we can become a helpful and responsible citizen, both within our own communities and how we can care and understand issues within the wider world.
Useful Learning Links
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ - Make sure that you click on Oxford Owl for home
Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
We use this in class regularly
Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Maths games
Teach you monster to read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
This is free on a laptop and the children really enjoy playing it. They will need to select the champion reader level.