Welcome to Willow!
The willow tree symbolises fulfilling wishes of the heart, learning from the past, inner vision and dreams. It symbolises inner wisdom and an open mind with the stability and strength of age and experience.
Like the tree which gives the class its name, we hope that the children in Willow Class will realise their dreams this year. For some of the pupils in this class, it will be their final year at KPS and we hope that they will be good role models for the younger pupils in our school. Willow Class is a mixed Year 5 and 6 class. It is taught by Mr David Willetts, Miss Pam Hudson, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Guyatt.
This half term we will be using the story of The Titanic as a vehicle for our learning across the curriculum. Watch this space for examples of our learning...
Safer internet week
Attendance cup winners for the second time running!
We have been working hard on the quality of presentation in science books and editing our work in English
Some of our work from the week
Working hard on our recounts
A copy of an actual letter from a Titanic survivor
Listen to accounts recorded of actual Titanic survivors here:
Children writing their own letters from survivors of the disaster
Some art inspired by the ship
On Tuesday 8th January we were visited by Harnaam Kaur. She visits schools encouraging children to celebrate who they are, using her own experiences to motivate and inspire.
After her visit we asked to children to think about what made them special.
World War II
The children were so enthusiastic during their about WWI that we thought we would capture the moment and do some work about WWII. We are learning about some of the key events and themes of the war such as evacuation and rationing. Our work in English will be based on the book 'Good Night Mr Tom' and Anne Frank's Diary.
The Topic homework has been sent home and is available in the letters section of our class web page.
A couple of examples of independent research and presentation
Some of our work from this week...
Dickie Head came to talk to us about Armistice.
We are so pleased with our new classroom!
Writing a letter of application for a job on board HMS Beagle
Job advert for the HMS Beagle
Start of our Evolution topic
More light investigations
Angles of incidence and reflection
We are really excited to back after our summer break. The children look so smart in their new uniforms and ties and are already showing great commitment to their learning. Life in the hall is working well; we appreciate the children's patience whilst we wait for our new classrooms to be completed.