PE - Your child will need their PE kit in a named bag hanging on their peg; this should be in school everyday. We try to go outside when the weather is dry, so as well as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your child will also need a pair of jogging bottoms or leggings; they will need plimsolls or trainers to run around in.
Show and Tell will happen on a Friday afternoon.
Forest School happens fortnightly in KS1. Your child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg. Look out for the Forest School poster in the classroom window. We will confirm dates that this will start very soon
Your child should be reading daily to an adult, which can then be recorded in their green reading record book. This needs to be in school every day and placed in the reading box as you come into the classroom in the morning. If your child reads their library book, a book of their own, listens to a story tape/CD or any kind of reading related activity, please also note it in their green reading record book.
We go to the school library on a Friday. Your child can choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to take home.
Homework is given out on a Friday in a folder, it needs to be completed by the following Thursday at the latest, returned in the folder and placed in the yellow tray.
If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to Miss. Eddy. Mr. Bassett or Mrs. Horn.
Rain forest art
Nursery Rhyme Gardens
A Family Wedding
A Farm Visit
A Family Holiday
Holiday in Croatia
A family holiday
Family day out
Ezekiel Ewulo - World Champion Long Jumper puts Willow Class through their paces.
Children's Day May 5th - Turning Japanese!
recording our singing with a BBC sound engineer
Forest School Dream Catchers
Feel Good Week. We drew and coloured monsters and fantastical beasts whilst listening to BBC Ten Pieces - Richard Wagner - ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ from ‘Die Walküre’ and Carl Orff 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana
Forest School - we made percussion instruments with natural objects and made music outside.
Feel Good Week - Just Dance Sessions
Dragon Forest School
Forest School Willow –
ABC all the letters came to tea
Can you join in? This is the song we sing at the beginning of every phonics session.
Forest School - making traps to catch an animal using clover hitch and reef knots.
History Day - Mr Bassett made Trench Cake for the children to try. We also tried the rations a modern soldier eats in 24 hours.
Making Fire Cakes for the Burn Up.
Half Term Homework
"Our children are disconnecting with nature. By the time they are 7 years old, they can identify 200 logos ...... but they cannot identify trees growing in their gardens."
Thank you so much for the fantastic half term homework on trees. I was really impressed with the quality of the tree pictures especially the observational drawings of leaves. I will be adding some of the highlights to the class page. I hope that the activity has enabled you and your children to get out and about in the woods and learning more about trees. There will be other activities for homework and as part of Forest School and science that the children will be doing during the year.
Tree Homework Highlights
Art Class for Harvest Festival
Making 3D shapes
Football with Stevenage football club
Forest School - Building obstacle courses for squirrels
Writing in Braille
Writing and performing music
Strathmore audio CD's now available to buy -see "Parents" tab above