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Welcome to Willow Class


We are in the process of changing our approach to teaching some of the subjects and will be focusing on individual subject topics rather than teaching them all through one theme. We have so far looked at a geography topic about rivers and seas and have spent some time learning history skills through studying black history. In art year 6 produced some excellent water colour paintings of a lighthouse (please see our year 6 display board to see our fantastic, talented artists.


Through the remainder of the term we will take a look at some local history and look at how the geography of the area has changed. We are also spending lots of time in maths ensuring a secure understanding of the different calculation strategies and continue to work on using our known facts to help us solve problems.


As christmas approaches we will be enjoying lots of fun learning linked to this exciting time of the year and we have some great art and D and T projects which will help us develop our skills in these subjects.There will also be lots of events taking place in school, such as our Christmas fair and parties, so look out for notices about dates and events.


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. 


We continue to have super PE lessons provided by our very talented SHARES sports coach, we are currently working on our cricket skills- REMEMBER PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays but we occasionally need to do PE outside so please feel free to bring in suitable clothes for PE outdoors as well as the correct school PE kit.


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. Please continue to encourage your children to pick up a book and read for pleasure; use your weekends to READ, READ and READ!


So far this term Willow class have demonstrated good attendance but I'm aiming for a win this year so lets make it excellent attendance Y6!!


As high school looms for the year 6 children (it will be here before you know it) we want to prepare them to become the strong independent children they need to be, we are really trying hard to help them become more resilient and continue to ask them to look at things in a positive way and attempt to deal with the very small things without adult intervention by thinking through their own responses and admitting to themselves what their role in situations might have been and finding sensible ways to resolve things. We have all started our new roles and responsibilities and will hopefully rise to these new challenges and be the brilliant role models I expect them to become.


I look forward to seeing what the children can achieve this year and how far they can take their learning.


Mrs Whiteside