Literacy in Willow

Willow have a very important mission this half term in Literacy. They are in charge of writing to Mrs Voigt to persuade her to keep our school field! Not only have the children thought about the ways we use the field but they also found a mysterious dragon egg! Imagine if the dragon egg did not have anywhere to hatch and live if we got rid of our large playing field! This led to a great debate and conscience alley to practice our persuasion skills and see if we could persuade Miss Green to keep the field!

 

How are you unique?

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, Mrs Bevil-Gahan talked with the children during whole school assembly about how we are all unique. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas and we look forward to reading your linked home learning next week.

Anti-Bullying Alliance have developed top tips for parents and carers, young people and staff. Click here for more information.

It’s all got a bit complex in Willow class.

Willow class have been focusing on re-writing the legend of George and the Dragon. To improve our writing we have explored the use of complex sentences and began to understand how to put these into our own writing. 

In Maths we have begun looking at fractions! We have been exploring fractions using a range of resources and trying to see if we can identify equivalent fractions.

Willow’s Last Week

Willow class have had a very fun filled last week of half term! First of all it has been sports week, so not only have we been improving our stamina to complete our daily mile, we have been taking part in various activities throughout the week. We were out completing our daily mile come rain or shine!

 

Even Charlie got involved (not sure Miss Hosier realised the implications of offering to push his wheelchair round the field 7 times, but they completed it!)

I am sure most of the parents will have noticed some very muddy clothes arriving home on Thursday! This was because Willow had the opportunity to get involved with some regimental fitness! It was muddy, it was wet, it was cold, it was tough BUT it was brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children who got really stuck in and tried their hardest!

  

The children seemed to have a brilliant week and their resilience to completing the daily mile really shone through by the end. Willow’s class teacher Miss Green and the other adults within Willow are INCREDIBLY proud with how hard everyone tried and how every child improved on their time, pace and effort towards the end of the week!

Miss Green would like to thank Willow class for a brilliant half term and wishes you all a lovely, relaxing break! Come back ready to learn even more!

Testing The Effects of Sugar on Teeth

We are testing the effects of  drinks on tooth enamel using egg shells as a substitute for teeth! The drinks that we are using are regular children’s drinks; milk, water, fresh orange juice and cola.

We have predicted the outcomes based on the sugar contents in the ingredients. We will observe the shells for the next two days to record any changes, before we write our conclusions. Mrs Bevil-Gahan and Mrs Driver have set up their own table using tea, an energy drink and a child’s smoothie drink. Which drink do you predict will have the worst effect on the shell?