How do humans use rivers?
Welcome to Willow Class!
This term we will be learning about rivers and the many different ways that they are used by humans. In Geography, we will be focusing on rivers in England and will look closely at the Thames.
We will also be learning about the water cycle and the importance of conserving the amount of water we use.
In Art, we will look at Monet’s paintings inspired by the Thames and the Houses of Parliament and will look to create our own watercolour interpretations. During out work on the impressionist era, we will also spend time painting outside.
Remembrance Day 11th November
As part of Remembrance Day, the children wrote messages for people who have fought in wars to express their gratitude. Messages included ’Thank you for fighting for us’ and ’Thank you for fighting because you have made us the people we are today’. The children then used the messages to create a large poppy. We observed the two minute silence and shared poems and prayers too.
Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders’ Award: 7th November
This year we will be participating in the Young Leaders’ Award. The children thoroughly enjoyed session 1, which focused on developing leadership skills. The children particularly liked the Cup Challenge, which resulted in some fantastic teamwork followed by great discussions about good leadership qualities.
Diwali! 4 November
The children have been learning about the story of Diwali. We discussed why it is called the Festival of Light and compared Diwali to other celebrations where light is an important symbol, such as Candlemas. The children designed and created their own Diva lamps and retold the story during Class Collective Worship.
The 10 Commandments 4 November
We have been learning about stories that have authority for Christians and have focused on the Ten Commandments. We discussed each of the Commandments and the children chose which one they thought was the most important, explaining their answer. They then painted a picture to show their interpretation of that Commandment. The children also created their own Commandments in groups and depicted them using oil pastels.
Shape Poems! 30th October
The children have been applying their newly-mastered grammar skills to create amazing shape poems! Children used alliteration and similes to make their writing more effective. They have planned, drafted, edited and then published their poems. Here are some examples of what they have created!
Class Collective Worship 17 October
The children have been making the final preparations for leading Collective Worship for the rest of the school. Can you guess what story from the Bible they might be focusing on?
Sketching 8 October
The children have been practising their sketching skills. We also learnt some new nature vocabulary, such as 'larch', 'snowberry' and ‘teasel’.
Sketching 24 September
The children were very excited to receive their new sketchbooks, which they will use to practise their drawing skills and collect ideas for art projects that they are working on. We started by sketching natural materials from the school grounds.
Parts of a river 24 September
This week we have been learning how a river is formed and the different parts of a river. The children have made models using clay and will now label them with all of the different parts.
Back to school! 4 September
The children in Willow class have had a fantastic first morning exploring the new resources in our classroom. They particularly enjoyed sewing and using the magnetic construction equipment!
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