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Welcome to Willow Class


Our topics this year are all based on the main theme of 'Wonders of the World'.

Autumn we will be looking at The Wonders of the Stone Age


Willow class have made an excellent start to year 6. They have shown themselves to be hard workers and super role models. We have already done lots of exciting things- including a visit from the author Dan Worsley and dressing like a pirate for international speak like a pirate day. This half term is moving by so fast and we still have lots more exciting things to learn and do.


We have a great new resource in school which we are now using for PHSCE, called JIGSAW and the children seem to be really enjoying it. Everyone has their own jigsaw piece representative- ours is called 'Jem'.


In PE this term we are hoping to beat the weather and get out there for some cricket and other activities, we are also going to try and work on our stamina and fitness with lots of high energy training sessions and maybe some opportunities for some jogging around school (weather permitting) so try to bring along some trainers in your bag each day. REMEMBER PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays.


Although SATs seem a million miles away they will be upon us before we know it so it is vital that the year 6 don't miss a single day of their learning. They have definitely got the potential to achieve great things and I'm sure they will continue on this positive path towards success as they are a fantastic class.


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 the eldest children in school the year 6 will be expected to carry out certain responsibilities to help them gain some independence and rise to a different challenge and prove they can be trusted. We have devised some specific roles and a new committee which some of the year 6 will be part of so will be seen around school helping out in lots of ways. We will also be trialling a new house points system which we hope will be simpler for the children to understand and can be much more involved in.


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. 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.


This is shaping up to be a fantastic year with the 20 amazing members of Willow class. I look forward to seeing what they can achieve and helping them to reach for those stars and grab their targets!


Mrs Whiteside