We loved our maths lessons last week and rose to the challenge of making 3 digit numbers. We enjoy using base 10 to help us to understand the place value of each digit.
Last week we researched some facts about Andy Goldsworthy. We then spent time looking at some examples of his art work and sculptures. We enjoyed discussing how his art made us feel and what we liked and disliked about it. We added comments to encourage discussion as we moved around the classroom. We were certainly […]
All of our children have received their Willow Tree Book bag which look amazing, the children have everything ready for an exciting year ahead. How wonderful do they look, we hope they take pride in their home learning and reading.
This week we have come together within assembly to explore the British Values and continue our collective worship. It is lovely having some of our children back together again. Thank you Mr Parkin for a great assembly.
Mrs Tunks always loves taking us on adventures. We explored the pond and saw lots of frogs and tadpoles. I hope we didn’t scare them off.
Our Year 3 Children are off to a flying start moving onto the next level with their Maths passports. What a wonderful achievement in your first week in the juniors.
Today our Year 4 children set off on the coach for their first swimming lesson. It was so wonderful to see their smiling faces as they set off on their journey. They have overcome their fears and taken on a new challenge.
Using our book Kensuke’s Kingdom, the children looked through the vocabulary from a page to produce their own blackout poetry. The results were fantastic and everyone made a great start to the term!
The first afternoon in 5/6H was a time for children to keep improving their art skills. We did some different sketching techniques before producing images of yachts. What a great start!
We have built on our art and poetry skills this week into published pieces. Children have explored line and texture in art and completed Blackout poetry with a descriptive page from our class text Kensuke’s Kingdom. Outstanding start to the new term by all.
Y4D are exploring their topic together, they have generated some excellent ideas.
Our Year 3/4P have been working hard to perfect their presentation using their ink pen and how they can apply this to their written learning.
Our Children in 5/6H and 6B were exploring tone within their sketch books today. You can see some of the completed sketches from 6B in their post. Well done everyone so proud of the way you have settled back in.
Today, we used our pencil sketching skills to create line drawings of sailing boats, linked to our class text Kensuke’s Kingdom. Children then quickly transferred these pencil skills into pen drawings becoming braver with their line experimentation as the afternoon went on.
Today, 5/6H and 6B used their knowledge of place value and the Olympics to complete a challenging orienteering course. This included so many skills including map reading, place value knowledge and spelling. Everyone had a great time carrying out the activity!
5/6H looked at some famous moments from the Olympics including Usain Bolt winning the 100m, Super Saturday from 2012, Derrick Redmond in Barcelona and Eric the Eel. We then discussed what makes a winner. There were some very well thought out responses. We decided that winning gold didn’t just mean you were a winner!
The last couple of weeks, 5/6H have been producing some different pieces of artwork and design technology learning. They have focused on Olympic posters for painting and Olympic kits to design. The children tried really hard with the learning they produced.
Today we celebrated our Willow Tree Oscars where some of our children were awarded an Oscar for their animation and film making skills all based on areas of the curriculum and the topic they have been learning. We are so proud to announce that our Winners were …. Year 6 Animation of the Heart Year […]
Congratulations to our winners in 4D on achieving great results in our Willow Tree Olympics. We are really looking forward to our closing ceremony today.
Riley has again really impressed us with his fabulous artwork. He has been using a range of techniques and media to develop his knowledge and understanding of the Olympics. Looking closely at the rings and Olympic torch. Well done Riley.
Today we challenged ourselves to making the Olympic Rings using folding of paper techniques (Origami). It was really challenging but we persevered. We most definitely did not use a dot of glue to secure a couple of the main joins. Did we 6B? 🙈
This week we learned about the history of the Olympic rings. We used our pastel skills to create our own picture of the rings and then added one of the facts we had learned.
Today we celebrated the children’s achievements in their new class. It appears everyone has had a fantastic first week and really enjoying finding new friendships, getting to know their Teacher and learning new things. Well done to all our winners and we really enjoyed our Olympics theme.
On Wednesday the 30th of June we celebrated our Year 6’s journey at Rockingham with a Prom, the children chose a black and gold theme and wanted to have a formal evening. We had the most amazing time and I hope these photographs capture a wonderful time had by all. A huge thank you to […]
Today we celebrated our successes across all classes in school. It was lovely to see the smiles on so many faces. We awarded children with trophies, certificates and book vouchers for – Excellence Friendship Respect Reading Champion Sportsman Sportswomen Overcoming Adversity Boy of the Year Girl of the Year, Here are our winners –
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 […]
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.
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 […]