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Willow

Parents Meeting Information

Welcome to Willow Class

My name is Mrs Hill and we are very lucky to have Ms Spencer and Mrs Oxendale working with us this year to help us with our learning.

 

 

Our topic for Spring term is: 

Animal Explorers

 

Our Enquiry Question is:

'Why do penguins not live in our back garden?'

 

 

Forest School -  In Spring Term, Willow Class will have a forest school session every Friday morning and waterproof clothing and wellies will be provided for each child.

 

Learning in Willow Class

To begin our topic we will be learning about the different animal groups. We will be investigating the diet of different animals as well as observing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals.

 

We will then move on to identify the location of hold and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. Following this we will be exploring the different animals which can be found there and comparing them. 

 

In English, now that the children’s writing skills are developing they will have the opportunity to create their own pieces of writing based around core texts. They will use Talk4Writing to retell familiar stories.  The children will continue to embed their phonics knowledge in their reading and writing.  They will write a series of sentences using story language to create their own version of a story. They will also explore extending sentences using conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘because’ to give further detail. The children will also write a non-chronological report, writing factual sentences

 

We will be focusing on the books below.

 

 

 

In Maths we will  begin by exploring addition by counting on and consolidate our understanding of number bonds to 10 and 20. We will also look at subtraction crossing 10’s barriers. We will then spend some time, learning about Number and Place Value and recognise the value of numbers up to 50 and represent them using objects and pictorial representations. Finally, we will learn how to count in 2’s and 5’s.

 

In Science, we will learn about other animals and will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We will learn and investigate the diet of different animals and will identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will observe and describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, and including pets).  

 

In Geography, we  will research and identify the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles. We will also continue to identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom by keeping a daily record of the weather.

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Books

 

The children will will have regular daily Guided Reading and Individual Reading sessions in class.

 

Children will be given new reading books on Tuesday and Friday following 2 good reads. Please ensure you read a few pages each night with your child  and leave a comment in their reading records to enable us to see how they have got on :).

 

Homework

 

All homework will be set on 'Seesaw' every Friday. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any worries/queries you may have.

 

PE 

 

Willow Class PE lessons will be on Wednesday afternoons. 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. 

 

Mrs Hill

 

 

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