Today our Y1 numeracy learning was about sorting objects and preparing to count. Objects can be sorted by their shape, colour and size. We also realised that objects can be sorted by their type. We discovered that when we line our objects up, it makes counting easier.
Today, 6B have been learning new watercolour skills in order to create a skills card for any watercolour work that we complete this school year. Children were surprised to know that a ‘dirty palette’ is a good palette because of the broad range of colours that could be created. We will be laminating these cards […]
In KS1, we enjoyed matching 🇫🇷 vocabulary to the correct sporting activity. It was surprising to see some of the words were very similar to our English words for sports!
Our inspirational Olympian is the Sheffield born Jessica Ennis-Hill. My new Y6s have enjoyed researching her journey through her early career and the passion and drive for success; into life after her retirement from her athletics career.
Our new Y1 children enjoyed collecting scores in our Olympic themed activities yesterday.
What a great way to practise our number skills!
We are always going for gold🏅
Today we looked at the value of digits and Mrs Brogan’s group challenged each other to representing numbers up to 1 million and then writing these accurately in words.
Great afternoon in Y5/6H and 6B where children have practiced lots of skills from seated throw and Javelin to sprints and target throwing as part of our mini Olympics. Unfortunately, we had to compete inside today due to the changeable weather but Ms Tyzack made sure that we didn’t miss out by setting up the […]
Today the children looked at different Olympic events in French and matched the pictures to the words.
In 1M we have enjoyed learning about and the recreating some Olympic Games . The children had their own score cards to record all their times and outcomes. They really enjoyed being active and taking part.
On our first day of Transition Y4D visited the LEAF Centre. The children had lots of questions to ask and the children could see some huge developments since the last time they visited.
How fabulous are our Y3/4P children, the detail in their artwork is exceptional. Using a range of skills such as cross hatching to add detail.
Today we took a Year 6 and Year 5 team to compete against Greasbrough Primary school to open the Multi Sports Centre. The children were really lucky to have the Mayor of Rotherham who presented the children with medals. Congratulations everyone a wonderful afternoon had by all.
Today we had a wonderful final day with our Year 6, we smiled, laughed and cried. We are tremendously proud of you and we can’t wait to hear all about your transition to your new school. This isn’t goodbye. https://youtube.com/shorts/topwnkFmLcI?feature=share
Today we held our first ever Willow Vision, competing against our four schools in a competition. All the children sang beautifully in French. Congratulations Roughwood, what a performance. We already have ideas buzzing for next year.
In Foundation 2 the magical certainly happened today at the Fairy Party. The children enjoyed every second. This term they found a fairy door which had appeared in their classroom. The children received letters from the fairies and wrote back. It was so exciting to see their smiles today. https://youtube.com/shorts/GYdlZ-CbtHk?feature=share
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Our art leader Miss Stubbs has been blown away this week. She was thrilled with the amount of concentration and resilience the children are putting into sketching and using our new techniques to make our sketches more detailed. Here are the artists of 3/4P with their amazing art learning!
This week we finished our DT project by making a moving London bus. We did an amazing job! We even used equipment to cut the dowel for our own axels.
A huge thank you Mr Busby for some fantastic photographs and video footage of the LEAF Centre. We hope our community hub and nurture provision can start to accommodate our children and families very soon.
What a wonderful send off to our Year 6 children at the prom. We had the most amazing evening celebrating with smiles and laughter, the children really enjoyed spending the evening together and everyone looked fantastic. A huge thank you to our parents for fully supporting us and we are really going to miss you […]
The F1 children did an excellent job of sorting different materials ready for recycling ♻️
So proud of all our children across Willow Tree Academy taking part in the Olympics. Everyone worked well as a team and enjoyed every second. Congratulations to all Rockingham children for supporting one another.
Tonight we hosted our first competitive sporting event with Roughwood School. The children enjoyed meeting each other ready for transition next week. The final score was 1:1 and the game went to penalties. Rockingham were the overall winners with a 6 : 3 win. We can’t wait to do this again. Thank you to all […]
Today Mrs Elliott and Miss Elliott had a fabulous time in the environment. The children were planting and creating shadows. Two science concepts in one evening.
Our Y6s really enjoyed their Huge bag of worries workshop with ‘With me in Mind’ children were able to explore their feelings about transition. Thank you for supporting our children and their emotions.
During continuous provision our Foundation 1 children were exploring the outdoors. Mrs Sweeney was very excited to talk about their learning with the children. They said they were trying to escape and dig a tunnel. The children asked for a team work dojo for working so well together. We just love our children they make […]
Our children really enjoyed having a visit from Mr Davies today. Discussing transition and all the wonderful things to look forward to.
Congratulations on attendance winners in Year 6 we are so proud of your achievements.
What a fantastic sporting event we have had. Our Willow Tree Olympics was underway and all children were actively involved in all events. After resilience, determination and team work our Rockingham A Team came in first place successfully achieving 246 points collectively. Congratulations to al children across Willow Tree for giving it your all.
Our Foundation children have really enjoyed learning new skills after Miss Wood embraced her CPD session with Martin Harvey. The children have really brought their fish to life.