Willow Class was set the science challenge of find the best thermal insulator for the chocolate river from Willy Wonka’s factory. The river keeps slowing down and setting, meaning the boats can’t get around and it isn’t getting mixed as Willy Wonka would like. The children set up an experiment to test if foil, newspaper, … Read more The Chocolate River isn’t flowing…
Willow Class thoroughly enjoyed learning about all about Vikings today in our Viking workshop. Everyone very much looked the part and certainly got into character for the day! Our Viking guide told us about many aspects of Viking life; from home life to how they travelled around the world. The children also had the opportunity … Read more
Willow Class showed their varied skills in a Christmas talent show. We had singers, comedians, actors, piano and violin players as well as poets! We had lots of fun and the children were very brave to perform in front of their peers.
For our Christmas production this year Willow Class performed their own version of ‘The Santa Trap’ by Jonathan Emmett. They were all fantastic and fully enjoyed getting into character, as the photos show! Let’s hope that they got more than bandages and socks in their stocking this year!
This morning Willow worked their socks off to complete their fabulous felt phonecases! Helped by three parents (thank you ‘sew’ much), the class used running, back, blanket and whip stitches to sew together their unique and inspired phonecases. Each year I am astounded by the children’s amazing ideas and this year didn’t disappoint! From a … Read more Felt Phoncase Frenzy
This week Willow Class has been looking at subtraction by decomposition and decided that the work was just not hard enough! So we made two random 15- digit numbers into a subtraction sum to try and challenge ourselves. The children rose to the challenge and solved the sum in groups. This was then followed up … Read more Subtraction – it’s not hard enough!
Today was bread day in Willow Class as they each made a bread roll of their creation – one savoury and one sweet. The class investigated current brands and flavours of bread and then developed their own ideas. They created a brand for their company and a name for their bread. Choosing what to add … Read more Bread Rolls ‘Prove’ a Success
As part of our DT unit on bread, Willow Class today Facetimed a Farmer. Our farmer is called Neil and runs an arable farm called Strathore in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. When we skyped him, he was sitting in his tractor cab (which he called his office) in the middle of his biggest field. He toured around, … Read more ‘Facetime a Farmer’
Willow Class shared their knowledge about sustainability with the rest of the school today in their class assembly. It is an important message to get across and everyone did a fantastic job!
We have thoroughly enjoyed the 'Art Days' in Willow Class this week. We were given Sun Street in Hitchin to recreate the buildings in the style of Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser using various mediums. The children really embraced this style as Hundertwasser liked to use bright colours and interesting design features such as hidden faces and lollipop trees. … Read more Beautiful batik art from Willow Class