Welcome to Willow

Teacher - Willow Jacob Millin
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In Willow Class we support all of our children and young people to achieve the best that they can through an exciting and challenging approach to learning, both in the classroom and within the local community.

We make learning fun and rewarding through a series of projects based around a different theme each half term. Though this, our learners can experience and practice skills that demonstrate how each curriculum area can be applied in the real world.

We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all of our learners and continually adapt our approach in response to their changing needs and interests.

Summer term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Information for Parents. Summer Term 2Topic: Holidays
SubjectProfileIdeas for home
EnglishPupils will develop their non-fiction writing skills by writing a report about a country they have chosen to go explore. They will also develop their letter writing skills by sending a postcard home from their holiday destination. Do you have any postcards at home that have been sent to you? What information is on it? (weather, activities, food, enjoyment)
Maths Pupils will spend time in the teaching kitchen measuring out ingredients for summer recipes. These will include breakfast bars, ice cream, fruit ice lollies and lemonade. What are your favourite summer foods? How are they made? Why are they best in the summer?
PSHE As part of Sun Awareness Week, pupils will learn and recap on how to stay safe in the sun. They will create posters and videos for some of the primary classes to teach them the main points of their learning. Spend time sorting clothes out into Summer and Non Summer piles. What are the main differences between the piles? (Colours, weight, materials, length)
ScienceWillow Class will explore key facts about how materials change when subjected to freezing and boiling. Our experiments will involve gaining knowledge on how condensation, freezing, melting, and solidifying works, as well as creating diagrams to show how the particles change. As part of the children’s investigations into matter they will make ice cream, frozen yoghurts, jelly and sorbet. Are there any dangers we need to be careful of when boiling and freezing food and other materials? Discuss these with your child.
ComputingPupils will use I.T skills to research and explore their chosen country. Using this information they will create their own travel brochure. If possible, have a look at some travel magazines to see how the writing and pictures are presented. Sometimes the pictures are above, below or at the side of the writing! Some pictures are big and some are small. How do you know that you are looking at a travel brochure compared to a book or newspaper?
ArtPupils will create their own landscape portraits of the coast, using perspective, colour blending and texture to capture some of the local area’s surroundings. What colours do you think will be the most useful for painting the coastline? Try and visit the coast or look at pictures taken at different times of the day. How do the colours change?
HistoryLeading up to the Summer holidays we will be exploring the history of the beach holiday. Pupils will explore how this tradition become popular during the Victorian era and how it has changed. What can you remember about visiting the beach when you were a child? How does this differ to your child’s views on seaside holidays?
MusicPupils will be exploring folk music this half term. They will investigate its origins and have a go at learning some folk songs to sing in assembly. Have a look at some folk songs sung by the Sheringham Shanty Men on YouTube. What do they sing about?
LanguagesThis half term the school will spend a day learning about Poland and its traditions, food and language. Can you find out any information about Polish traditions or food? Write these down or draw a picture to share with the class.
PEWith the Women’s football World Cup taking place in June and July we will be practicing our own football skills. Sports day will also take place this half term. Aim to spend time outside exercising with the (hopefully!) warm weather.