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.

Spring term 1 Timetable

Curriculum Information for Parents. Spring Term1Topic: Amazing Animals - Part 2
SubjectIdeas for home
English: This half term we will be continuing our exploration the lives of animals and their habitats. We will create information texts about the animals we encounter as well as using them for the basis for a class fiction story.
Maths: We will be focusing on the creation of 3D animal models to begin this half term. To support our work in Science we will also measure ingredients to create bird feeders.
PSHE: We will be looking at how we can play an active role as citizens in our community as well as realising that people and other living things have needs.
Science: To support our English and Maths work on animals, we will focus on finding out about different plants and animals in our local environment. We will also learn how to treat animals with care and sensitivity and that animals including humans, move, feed, grow, use their senses and reproduce.
Design Technology: DT will be taught by Becky Cameron this year. The Spring term will see the class take on another design project.
Computing: This half term we will be using our ICT skills to help write our information texts on animals. We will also be making use of cameras and iPads to record short fiction films that we create in our English lessons.
Art: We will be visiting a nature reserve to make observational drawings of animals that we encounter. We will also create a class collage of of our work for display.
Geography: We will be exploring our local environment with a view to understand why animal species make it their home.
Music: Pupils will continue to explore the sounds of the rainforest this half term, using their voices to imitate the sounds the nature within them. We will also match instruments to the sounds of animals to create our own rainforest soundscape.
RE: In conjunction with our work in PSHE we will look at how different religions celebrate animals and what we can learn from their behaviour.
PE: We will be using gymnastics as a way to explore how animals move. Pupils will explore how to perform basic skills in travelling, being still, finding space, both on the floor and using apparatus.