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Term 6 - Castles

This term, Willow Trees will be learning all about castles! We will begin with learning about parts of castles, their structure and different types of castles. Following on from this we will learn about Henry VIII and his 6 wives.  After this, the children will be designing and making their own castle, thinking about how to make it stable and strong. Catapults will then be made, learning about mechanisms. Children will have the opportunity to use a range of materials and techniques within the topic. 

We looked at parts of a castle

We then labelled our own Castle.

We learnt about the different types of castles and then sorted castle pictures in to correct groups.

We sorted statements to match the correct type of castle.

We wrote about different types of Castles.

We used all of our castle knowledge to design our own castle.

We moved on to learn about Henry VIII - to start off we drew portraits of him.

Throughout the week we learnt lots about Henry VIII. We started to build sections of a non chronological report.

Bee-bots - Term 5

This term Willows class will be learning all about Bee-bots.  Some examples of our learning will include exploring how bee-bots work, how to follow, create and debug algorithms. We shall use directional language and learn the importance of keeping safe online.  To conclude our learning we shall create our own bee-bot maps and write our own algorithms.

In the last weeks of term we shall have a PSHE focus, based around Physical and Mental wellbeing.

Willow's have used junk modelling to make buildings in a town for the bee-bots to explore.

We worked with a partner to create a map for our bee-bots. We then used the bee-bots and wrote algorithms to show the journeys they took.

We have designed and made a house for our bee-bot using construction toys

Who will score? It's bee-bot football!

Reading, writing and programming algorithms into bee-bots

Willow children explore how bee-bots work, using directions to move them around maps.

Growing - Term 4

This term we will be learning all about growing. Firstly, focusing on planting seeds and watching them grow into mature plants, thinking about what plants need to grow and identifying a range of common wild and garden plants. We will then move onto learning about seasons and the differences/similarities between them. After this, we will learn all about a variety of different animals, including humans. 

Our Growing knowledge organiser

Our Season Art! We used a range of materials to create some seasonal art.

Counting in 10’s.

Our first PE session after lockdown with Mr Borg!

Seasons! We sorted pictures and thought about key words to describe each season.

Counting in 2’s.

Planting in the garden.

We applied our home learning knowledge on plants, by completing a range of different plant themed activities.

Home Learning - Term 4

From Monday 22nd February, please find the daily home learning documents below.

All of these documents will also be uploaded to seesaw. 

If you have any questions, please contact the class email address.

Thank you, Mrs Garner smiley


Home Learning - Term 3 

From Monday 4th January, please find below the daily home learning documents.

If you have any questions, please contact the class email address. 

Thank you, Mrs Garner smiley

Epic! Reading app for home learning - support guide







                            Where We Live
Counting in 5s - We looked around the classroom to find the perfect resource to help us count in 5s and the answer was right at our fingertips... literally! We use paint handprints to count from 0 - 50.
Posting a surprise postcard to our parents! Did you all receive them? Willows loved seeing the full journey of the post from writing, getting stamps, walking to the post box and seeing them arrive! mail
Being more Paddington! We were learning about sending postcards as Paddington so Mrs Garner said we had to have the signature Paddington red hat. Don't we look great smiley
As we couldn't visit London, Mrs Garner brought London to us! She turned our classroom into an open tour bus, gave us tickets, hot chocolates and we all wrapped up warm to travel around London. It was so fun seeing all the sights!yes
As we've been reading Paddington and learning about where we live, we thought it was only right to be more Paddington! In the story, Paddington draws a map of Peru in dad's shaving foam... so... we used shaving foam to learn about maps and keys! What fun and what a lovely smelling classroom we hadlaugh

A walk around Shepway

All About Me

During this learning experience, Willow Tree Class will have the opportunity to learn about changes within their living memory by exploring different family trees. The royal family and the Queen’s coronation will also be explored so that children understand more about events which have occurred beyond their living memory.


Also, children will develop their knowledge that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults, as well as understanding the basic needs of humans for survival. In addition, the importance of exercise, food and hygiene for a healthy lifestyle will be explored.


Attached below is the knowledge organiser for this term. 

Bear Hunt pictures - We've started taking pictures for our Bear Hunt stories. Who knew there was a snowstorm is Maidstone this week?

Learning about what animals need to survive. Can you believe animals don't need chocolate and Peppa Pig?!

Practical maths - subtraction

Learning Bear Hunt spellings!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt books. Everyone got their own copy to use during the learning experience and KEEP at the end!!

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Learning Little Red Riding Hood story - designing the puppets and masks for the scary wolf!

Superstar maths, finding 1 less!

Designing new Crowns and Orbs for our future King.

Fantastic imagination and role play during Willow's re-enactment of the Queen's coronation!

Willow's first PE lesson with Mr Borg!

The Queen's Life...