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Welcome to Willow Class

 

Our topics this year are all based on the main theme of'Chocomania'

Autumn we looked at 'The Amazing Aztecs'.

In Spring we will be focussing on 'Trading Places'.

Summer term will be based on 'Delicious Discoveries'.

 

Willow class enjoyed learning about the Aztecs and where chocolate originated, during Autumn Term and are really enjoying our new topic focusing on the local history of Skelmersdale, with many children able to talk about what their relatives remember about what it used to be like. We have lots more to look at and some interesting comparisons to make so feel free to share your stories and memories with them as this really brings our topic to life. Alongside this topic we have started to plan for our public speaking competition where we will be writing speeches about how we could improve our community. The winners will represent our school in the SHARES competition at the end of January so we're really looking forward to hearing some of those super ideas.

 

We have lots of exciting things to look forward to this term with our fantastic trip to Cadbury World in Birmingham at the beginning of March. We are also looking forward to our class governor coming into class to teach us all about the heart and circulation, we consider ourselves very lucky to have such a brilliant class governor who wants to help us with our learning and gives us so much of her time.

 

In PE this term we are continuing to build up stamina, so that we can be more active for longer during our PE sessions, the SHARES PE team will also deliver sessions teaching gymnastics and invasion games. Something new to us this year is our mini me yoga where we are teaching children strategies to help then feel calm and relaxed and to help them deal with difficult situations (one great yoga position which we have found useful to calm us down and help us with our breathing is the 'Angel Wings' move). We are linking this in with the growth mindset training we are introducing to the children this year; this is a super way of training our brains to think differently about how we approach everyday life and difficult tasks.

 

Remember to keep checking the parent app and text messages for important dates and information and if you want to check any letters that have been emailed you will also find them on this website.

 

As this is the childrens' last year at Brookfield Park Primary School we want to make this the best year ever with lots of exciting things and super learning opportunities being provided throughout each term, therefore we need to make sure attendance is the best it can be so that they do not miss anything!  

 

Children continue to receive weekly spellings every Monday ready for a test every Friday; so remember to have all homework learnt and completed by Fridays and use your weekends to READ, READ and READ! Remember children in year 6 are expected to read either to someone or independently as often as possible, this has become even more important now as there is so much emphasis in this new curriculum on vocabulary development, so remember to encourage your child to ask you about any new vocabulary they come across. Don’t forget all of the children have their Bug Club accounts which are always being updated with new books, so keep reading those books and collecting the bug club rewards. In English and Mathematics children continue to gain independence in their learning by taking ownership of what they need to do to improve, setting their own targets and making appropriate choices when necessary about the work they do in class.

 

The house system is up and running and working brilliantly throughout school. We have some very competitive houses in year 6 which was proved by the fantastic response to the 'Copper Chase Challenge'. Our team captains are starting to get used to the challenge of running their houses and their roles within that.

 

The children continue to be great role models and are a truly hard working class who want to do their very best in everything. They demonstrated this through their positive approach to our recent assessments, I'm sure they will approach the next set of assessments with equal hard work and enthusiasm. We are definitely on track for this to be a very successful year! Well done Willow class, you continue to make super choices and are a great class to teach!  I look forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings.

 

Mrs Whiteside

 

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