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Bridges - Who knew paper and pasta could make some strong structures

Warwick Castle

What an amazing day, the children were either drunk or thieves..... We climbed a huge amount of steps to the top of the wall. Watched the Trebuchet launch and talked about the birds of prey. The Bear Tower was cool and dark with paw prints on the walls. Bear fighting! 


We climbed spiral staircases and walked along the battlements, looked through the arrow slits and thought about how the enemy might attack.


We watched the film and graphics in the Time Tower, we learned about what changes had happened to the castle ad some of the people who had lived there.


we completed your day with a blast in the Horrible Histories Maze.... We even lost some children (for a while)!


A quick play on the slides and back to the coach. A cold and windy day but it stayed dry!

25.4.17 Warwick Castle

20.3.2017 Wet Monday

Through the rain we hunted. we worked closely in teams to find it. The evidence that their had been a lost rainbow. Could we find all of the colours made form natural items or would we have to cheat and find some manmade things too? Look for all the colours in your back garden. Are they there? What is pink or purple?

Fractions - we can find half and quarter of amounts including money

22.2.2017 Look at our Easter lunchbox. Can you explain why these items are there?

20.2.2017 Engage - Enchanted Woodland walk - we went all the way to Hartshorne pond and beyond. Look what we found.

Furry Visitors 9.2.2017


Mason and his mum brought their little pets into visit Willow. We saw REAL paws, claws and whiskers.

We fed them their breakfast, can you see what they like?

They were very well behaved and made little squeaky noises.

23.1.2017 - Muddy Monday


Be creative, use the clay, make an animal face.

This was all the support the children needed to go and try. Trees were the canvas, bits and bobs were the features. Look high and low to discover who and what is watching us outside.


Some children were creating for more than 45 minutes, some decided to have more clay and tried two. They talked about and admired each others' work. Well done Willow and Beech!

Muddy Monday 21.11.16


Well we had rain, rain and more rain - making fabulous puddles!!


"Let them jump in puddles and enjoy the adventure -

that's why we have washing machines and brave kids"


There were wet socks and muddy faces, laughter and fun. We all dried off together!

19.9.2016 International Dot day

Today we read The Dot by Peter H Reynolds.

We Learned about the character Vashti, she had low confidence at the beginning of the story and didn't believe in herself. As she tried more and improved her work she realised her true potential.



We then did some DOT drawing and went out into the rain to get more dotty!

Andy Goldswotrthy inspired art....all natural

Planting Potatoes - 18.4.2016


As part of the topic we decided to use our raised bed. We've got some seed potatoes .

The bed needed weeding before we could plant anything.

Phew we got sweaty digging

Monday 18th April - Meet the chicks, at a week old they were funny to watch. They're noisy but sweet and cuddley. Bob, Fluffy, Scarlett, Rainbow and Nugget!

Plantasia 13.4.2016, Beech and Willow went to explore the amazing world of plants. Then had fun in the mazes loosing and finding each other. Who can you spot? (some of us are on Beech's page)!

12.4.2016 Planting Sweet Peas - can't wait for the bees to visit

Friday 18th March

The Assemblies came to Willow with the most amazing dressing up box full of props. They taught us about the Easter Story. From Palm Sunday to Easter Monday, our drama was packed full of details and information. Can you spot some of the main characters?

We started our SPLENDID SKIES with a Nature Walk - ask your child about what we saw.

Tuesday 9th February - Grace brought "Doris" to help tell us about wheat, grain and flour!

Thursday 28th January, Playing with 2d and 3d shapes

Friday 22nd January

Science investigation

The children had a challenge to find out "Which ball was the bounciest". They had to record what they found out, and decide which ball and which surface was the bounciest.

This week Willow have started to look at stories Jesus told that help us follow a Christian lifestyle. We started with The Lost Coin. You can watch the story here.

Wednesday 9th December - Diwali

Friday 4th December

Willow class have been learning about fractions. Today we made fraction pizzas. Look at the pizza they brought home and ask about the fractions.

Friday 20th November

Willow class have been looking at weddings and we held a Friendship Wedding, writing promises to each other.

Tuesday 10th November

Prayer Space - The children had an opportunity to work with the Swadlincote Assembly Team to talk about prayer and some of the symbols they might see in churches and the community.

Monday 9th November

Fireworks are a huge part of many festivals and we've seen them at Bonfire parties and during the Diwali festival. We listened to some fabulous music and used scarves to create the flowing lines of fireworks.

 We've started this term of Festivals and Celebrations with a sparkle!

Friday 23rd October

WOW, what a celebration of all our learning since September. You made us feel so special by coming and sharing in our celebration worship. We've worked really hard to create our Memory Boxes. Now all we need to do is have fun filling them with all our adventures.


Thank you parents for all your support, coming and sharing our work, completing some amazing homework and helping your children find out about their families. Mrs Mindham

Willow Memory homework
Making Sandwiches
Willow class had a very important job making all of the sandwiches ready for the picnic. Look at the concentration as they spread the butter, add the fillings and cut them up. Yum! Yum!
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