Welcome to Willow Class!
The willow tree symbolises balance, learning, growth and harmony.
Our topic this term is Travel.
We will be learning and creating stories about travelling this beautiful planet we live on.
Our big question is: Why is 'welcome' so important?
For more information about what we are learning, please download the curriculum outline below.
There is also information about how you can support your child 's learning at home and about teaching and learning in the Early Years classes. Just click on the 'W' of the document you would like to see.
We need your help!
Forest School for Willow Class
Ms. Jaeger has been given the time to provide Forest School to Willow Class on Thursday afternoons. The site is now up and running and the children of Willow Class visited it for the first time today (25/04/19). The sun was out, the children were keen to explore and everyone had fun. In order for us to continue providing this enriching and fun experience for the children, we must have parent/carer volunteers to support us at forest school on Thursday afternoons (1:15 to 3:15). In addition, if you have any wood products that you can donate (such as planks, logs) we would gratefully receive them. Please get in touch with the school office if you can support us. Thank you!
World Book Day
On Thursday the 7th of March it was World Book Day. The children and staff dressed up for the day and lots of fun was had by all. The morning saw the children of Willow Class join the rest of the school for assembly, where we paraded our costumes. In the afternoon Willow Class teamed up with Ash Class (Year 5) to do some 'buddy reading', but before this took place, the Year 5 teacher (|Mr Keymer) entertained us all to a very funny but rather disgusting story that had us all in fits of giggles one minute and then gasps of disbelief the next. Here are some photos of the day . . . .
Parent/ Carer Helpers
The school always welcomes your help as a volunteer. If you have any spare time and would like to come in and work with the children and staff, we would love to see you. Some of the things you might be doing include, reading with a small group of children, doing art activities, gardening with the children or playing games. It is a great opportunity for you to see how the school works and what the children are learning.
We need your junk!
We can always use clean recyclables for our creative area modelling. In particular, things such as cereal boxes, yogurt pots, any size of cardboard boxes, milk bottle tops, plastic tubs and forms, any interesting packaging that you find your food packed in or in your post may spark the imagination of a Willow Class pupil, so bring it in if you can! We can't keep up with the creativity of this bunch of engineers.
Thursday the 11th of October 2018
Last term the children of Willow Class visited The Binning's farm in Steventon. We were so lucky with the weather because the sun was shining and there was no rain, which made it so much more fun for everyone.
When we arrived at the farm, we were greeted by Mrs Binning, who took us straight out onto one of the fields, where she had a challenge all set up for us. We were shown the different grains that were grown on the farm. The children then had to look at food packaging and see which grains went in which food. This activity really engaged the children and got them thinking and investigating.
However, it wasn't long before the tractor stole the children's attention and we all had to go and have a good look at it. A lot of the children were amazed at the actual size of a tractor and when they stood next to one of the tractor wheels, it really surprised them to see it was taller than all of them! Next to steal the show were this season's calves, who still had quite a 'fluffy' coat on them despite looking quite large for calves. We then all went into one of the cow sheds to see where the cows sleep. Mrs Binning also explained to us that each and every one of the cows on the farm have a passport - imagine that! The yellow tag on their ears has a number that matches the number on their passport.
The children also had some time to run off their energy in one of the fields, which proved very popular and provided lots of giggles and smiles. After that we sat down on the grass in a circle and enjoyed a biscuit before heading off for the walk back to school through our beautiful village.
The morning was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A huge thank you goes out to the parents who gave up their time to support us with the trip. Throughout the year, we will have more trips planned, so if you are able to join us on them, we would happily welcome your support and help.
Thursday, 27th September, we walked up to the local church in our village: St. Michaels and All Angels. We wanted to see where we would be going for the Harvest Festival on the 3rd of October. We wanted to practise how to walk safely on the causeway and over the rail crossing. We also wanted to see some of the things we have been talking about such as what churches are like inside and if graveyards are scary places. We visited the church's ancient yew tree that is 1200 years old! We all held hands around the tree. It was a lovely afternoon.