Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class, for our children in Year 1 and Year 2.

We are very excited to start the Autumn Term with our topic ‘Being an Explorer’ with a focus on pirates and sailors!

We began our topic with a pirate visiting Willow Class! We asked the pirate lots of questions and have been thinking of interesting adjectives and noun phrases to describe him and his crew. We have written letters to Captain Cuttlefish and were very lucky to receive our own, personal replies! We are enjoying reading lots of pirate themed stories and have even been on an adventure to a desert island- now named ‘Willow Island’!

In math’s we are focusing on place value and really digging deep to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills. We have also launched our times table challenges and the children enjoy trying to beat their best score each week.

In Geography we are off sailing around the world to help us learn about oceans and continents. Continuing the theme, we are making clay models of pirates and we are looking at Turner, with a focus on marine landscapes.

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