Mrs Buxton and Miss Hill would like to welcome you to our class page. Please feel free to leave a comment or suggestion. Visit our site regularly to see what fantastic, EPIC learning is taking place. 

Topic

During the Spring Term our Topic is The Vikings.

We will be looking at The Vikings, what they were like and how they lived.

We are starting off this topic by visiting the Jorvik Centre on 26th April 2019.

ARTICLE 21:  YOUR RIGHT TO BECOME THE BEST YOU CAN

 

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English

In English this half term we are writing a set of Instructions. We have learned instructions for 'How to get to Starshine City' and 'How to wash your elephant'.

We will also be learning a 'Flashback story' and writing our own versions in class.

Maths

This half term in Maths we will be learning all about:

  • Decimals, money and time.

  •   To further develop their times table knowledge children are encouraged to use their TT Rockstars accounts.

Science

This half term in Science we will be learning about Electricity.

We will be learning about:

  • How we get different types of power.
  • How different appliances are powered
  • Conductors and Insulators
  • How plugs work
  • How to make a simple circuit with a switch and a bulb.

Attendance 

Attendance and Punctuality...is very important at The Willows!!!!  Please make sure your child has a hearty breakfast and is in school when the doors open at 8.50am  Breakfast Club is available from 8.00am each morning at the cost of 50p  The school day will start with a reading activity so make sure your child is in on time. 

Growth Mindset

We are going to be thinking about our learning behaviours and how we can become more resilient, independent learners which will open our minds to lots of new and exciting skills.

P.E.

Swimming has finished now for the year.

We are still having Lacrosse lessons on Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has an outdoor PE kit in school, it can be chilly this time of year!

HOMEWORK

Learning logs will be sent home on a Friday, to be completed by Wednesday and brought into school on Thursday. Learning logs give the children the opportunity to master skills they have been developing in class, explore our fantastic topics further and share the learning with the family.

There is a parent feedback box for your opinions and suggestions.We look forward to hearing from you.  

Children are encouraged to practice their times tables at home as this will help develop their mathematical skills in every area. 

 

READING BOOKS

 Children will take a school reading book home every night. At the Willows it is expected that children read every night  for 5 to 10 minutes and parents/carers write this in their reading record. 

 Teachers will check reading records on a Thursday. 

Our reading programme in school is called 'Accelerated Readers' and your child will have the chance to quiz on books they have read and enter a competition linked to the number of words they have read in a week.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD BRINGS THEIR READING RECORD TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

UNIFORM

 Children are expected to wear full uniform at all times. If you are unsure of details of the full uniform there is now a uniform display in the school reception.

It is important that children wear a coat to school everyday.