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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 and taken a look at what Skelmersdale used to look like and how it has changed. In art year 6 produced some excellent sculptures using plasticine and made their traditional Christmas stockings which Father Christmas managed to fill for them on the last day of term. 


We've started the term with some challenging maths, focusing on long division methods and some tricky problem solving. We have also tried to develop our knowledge of expanded noun phrases and used them in our writing. In art we are further developing our art skills in 3D modelling by creating a diorama linked to well known songs, so look out for our finished products around school.


Last term was particularly busy with lots of exciting learning experiences planned and fun activities. this term will no doubt be the same beginning with a Ninja Warrior session this term. 


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. There may occasionally be extra maths or grammar homework as the SATs approach so watch out for these. You will receive a message when this is the case so that you know what homework will be coming home. Please continue to encourage your children to pick up a book and read for pleasure; use your weekends to READ, READ and READ!


Last term Willow class demonstrated good attendance but I'm aiming for a win this year so lets make this term's attendance even better 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 settled into our new roles and responsibilities and will hopefully continue to rise to these 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