Willow Class

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

This Spring Term our learning has moved online. Our topic is ‘Kings, Queens and Castles’, and through our live Zoom sessions we can still enjoy learning as a class, playing games and seeing our friends.

We began the term by writing letters to the Queen! We told her what our life has been like in lockdown and have asked her questions to find out more about her and what she has been doing.  In art/DT we have designed and made crowns and wore these to our own royal Zoom lesson where we thought about what we would do if we were king or queen for the day. Eating chocolate for breakfast was very popular!

We have also been researching different castles and their features and placing some well known castles on a map of the U.K. Willow Class have also built some amazing castles, thinking carefully about the features. We have learnt about a knight’s armour and designed and made armour for either ourselves or our toys.

Rapunzel is the ultimate lockdown princess, and we have used this story as a focus for English, writing character and setting descriptions and retelling the story with an alternative ending.

In Maths we have been working on multiplication and division, trying to keep learning as hands-on as possible. We have also looked at tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and had a special Zoom lesson where all of our pets were invited! They were all very well behaved and we created a tally chart and a pictogram to represent the pets that we have.