Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class,

This Autumn Term, we are using our theme, ‘Being a Reporter’, to travel back in time! We will find out and report on what life was like during the Great Fire of London and the Gunpowder Plot. We will compare how houses, travel and the fire service have changed over time. We will be asking lots of questions to deepen our knowledge of the past. We shall explore how reporting of news has changed over time using timelines and explore the history of the printing press. In DT, we will also be making Tudor houses to create our own Pudding Lane!

In maths we begin the year consolidating and deepening our knowledge of number and place value. We will be using number lines and partitioning numbers in different ways. We will then focus on addition and subtraction and explore strategies that we can use to help us. We will begin our new times tables challenge to help us improve our quick recall of multiplication facts. Regular Fluent in 5 challenges also help us with our mental maths skills.

Can materials be altered or changed? Why are particular materials used for certain things? What materials are in our local environment? So many questions! We hope to find answers, (and ask more questions) during our science lessons!

We shall also be listening to South African pop music, be inspired by Van Gogh, learn about the importance of e-safety, practice football skills, compare coastal areas with towns and begin to think deeply about Christian’s and and our own beliefs about God.

We are very excited to be continuing with our Forest School sessions – this is a real highlight for children and grown ups!