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Willow Term One Newsletter - September 2020

We have had a great start to our term and the children are starting to settle in nicely. It has been a very challenging year, especially for the children but they have coped with it remarkably well and seem to really enjoy being back at school.

This part of the web page is dedicated to Willow Class and I (Mr Cuttell) plan to keep it updated on a weekly basis so you can see what your children have been getting up to.

This term the children are doing a project about childhood in the 1950’s, they are discovering some of the differences between what it is like for them to grow up in 2020 and the children of the 1950’s. We will be looking at toys, family life, growing up, games and even TV. This will give the children a fun way of starting to look at the past and understand the concepts time, past, present and even future.

They will also be continuing to develop their listening, writing and reading skills through Monster Phonics, with new sounds and words being learnt every week.




Week commencing 14/09/2020

This week the children have been working hard in English, we have started learning about autobiographies. The children have been trying to find out what the difference is between an autobiography and a fictional story. They were most disappointed to find out that Autobiographies tend not to include unicorns, brave knights or magical rabbits. As this week goes on they will be trying to think about what they could put into an autobiography about themselves and going into next week we will have a go writing our own short one.

They have also been creating giant number lines in math's with chalk on the playground, and using themselves as giant counters moving up and down it. Thanks to the nice weather we have also managed to get outside for some of our math's lessons, collecting sticks, leafs and many other items to count and create groups with. So if they start coming home from the park with shrubbery in their pockets sorry that’s my fault.  

The Children have also had some fun in Art over the last two weeks, we have been looking at portraits. They have become very good at drawing faces and we have now started looking at how you can swap features around to make some crazy looking portraits. Watch out Picasso Willow Class is coming for you!