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Welcome to Willow Class

Teacher:

Miss Tunstall

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Virdi

Mrs Percival

Sian Tunstall(2)

Miss Tunstall - Class Teacher

PE

PE is on Tuesday. This will be dance, this term and will have a theme of nature, which links to our project question.

Your child needs a full PE kit including:

  • Blue Dallam PE Top
  • Black Shorts
  • Pumps for indoors

Click on the link below to visit our NEW online uniform shop.

http://www.touchline-embroidery.net/dallam/

Home - School Link Books

Home - School link books are checked by a member of Willow Class Staff daily. If you have a message to send into school, your child's link book is the best place to do so.

Please also make sure that your child has their link book with them in each day, should we need to write a note home. 

Snack

As we are  a Healthy School, your child's snack should consist of food such as toast, breadsticks, fruit, yoghurt or vegetables. Drinks should be either fresh fruit juice, milk or water. Cereal bars are not to be sent in for snack.

Toast and milk are availble to buy from school at a cost of £2.15 per week. Toast is available at a cost of £1.25 per week. 

Snack money should be paid via the Parent Pay website. If you would like help to do this, please pop into the school office for some advice.

Look what we've been doing...

We went to Liverpool World Museum

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On October 1st, we became archaeologists. We had an archaelogical dig to see what Egyptian artefacts we could find. We had to inspect each artefact and write down lots of details before we could use different sources - information cards, books and the internet - to find out more about each one.

We used Bee-Bots to practice giving directions using the instructions "forward" "left" and "right" before we learned how to give directions using the different features of our landscape.

We have been learning about the Ancient Egyptians

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In science we have been learning about some of the different kinds of rocks - we used chocolates to help us to understand how they behave.

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We went on an Adventure Day with Active Hope - we worked as a team to get through the spidersweb and to lift the wooden blocks using a crane mechanism. We also made our own bread and cooked it on the campfire, before we went to Dingle Wood where we played pooh sticks and explored the woods.

Maths Passports

Each child is given their own maths passport. Inside there are number fact challenges to work through. Children recieve bronze, silver and gold awards.

When you have practised, please sign inside their Mad about Maths book. After every 10 practises your child will recieve a certificate and their name will be on the newsletter.

Challenges will be set and tested every Tuesday. Please ensure their book is in school on this day. 

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Useful Websites

Below are some games that you may find useful when practising times and division facts as part of Maths passport challenges. 

Hit the Button: 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Moon Maths: 

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf

Times Tables Rockstars:

https://ttrockstars.com/login

Learning

Our learning question for the Summer term is:

What do we treasure the most?

This project will have an arts focus.

As part of our project this term we will be exploring the values that we place on different aspects of our lives. We will be thinking about how important our natural environment is to us, and how we can make decisions that impact on the environment.

As our project will have a strong focus on Art, music and ICT, we will be thinking about:

  • Taking digital photographs in our local area
  • Caring for and providing for our environment and wildlife
  • The work of Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long
  • Using objects in our natural environment to make our own interesting images
  • Using clay to make sculptures, inspired by our artists
  • Creating a dance with a dance teacher

Our Science Topic is: 

Magnets

The children will learn about this with Mrs Bonser on a Thursday morning. 

You will have received a copy of our Spring Term Project letter in your child's book bag. You can also download a copy below.

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Reading

Reading books are checked daily. Please try to read with your child for 10 minutes every night and sign their Reading Champions record.

A number of our children struggle with comprehension. You can encourage your child to look at the pictures and try to think about what is happening. Try to ask a few questions about the story they have read to support them with this.

After every 10 reads your child will earn a 'Reading Champions' certificate and have their name on the newsletter. Reading books will be changed every Tuesday.

Guided Reading

We are working on comprehension skills as part of our guided reading groups. 

 

Some of the children have been using Reading Plus to help them with their reading and comprehension. They should also practice this at home.

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login

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