Hi!! Welcome to Wonderful WILLOWS.
We can’t believe the Summer Term is here! Where did all the time go?
Willows have started the Summer term with a History topic, Ancient Egyptians. We will explore the achievements of the ancient civilisation and how they impacted the world.
Here are some videos about Ancient Egypt:
Can you find Egypt on a world map?
Can you complete an interactive timeline?
Willows are learning about Traditional Tales and will be using the book Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. We have already used prompts to retell the story and talk about similarities and differences between the one we know and the Egyptian Cinderella.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxCH4mO09RA Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
In Guided Reading, we are still reading The Firework Maker’s Daughter which we started in the Spring Term.
Here is a BBC Clip from Saira Khan introducing the Firework Maker’s Daughter. https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks1–ks2-the-firework-makers-daughter-by-philip-pullman/zhxhy9q
Within Maths we are concentrating on fractions, statistics and measurements. Please log in to Mathletics and see how much your child has progressed. (Log-in details are in the home school book).
As teachers we use the White Rose Maths scheme to teach our classes, you as parents can access free resources at home.
You can use this for extra practice or if your child is self-isolating or absent.
Further websites for Maths are as follows:
This term we are learning about Earth and Space, previously we learnt about Forces and the children enjoyed making sling shot cars and doing different experiments.
Art and Design
In Design and Technology, Willows have had intense sessions. They have made clay car and boat models, tie-dye T-shirts and screen printing. The children have enjoyed this immensely. We will continue Art with an Ancient Eqyptian theme by working with mosaics and making coasters and pencil pots.
We are fortunate to have Music Workshops with Mr Flasse; we made a collective song with actions, instruments and made lots of noise. Willows do enjoy music.