Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Willow Class

 

Half Term Information Sheet

This Half Term's Special Mention

3rd November 2017 - This week's Special Mention went to Iwan for his impressive start in his new class, always keen to show his knowledge in a range of different areas.  Iwan helps the rest of the class to solve complex problems and has shown great enthusiasm for our new Mission. 

10th November 2017 - This week's Special Mention went to Isla for her knowledge of animals linked to our Mission.  Isla created a beautiful poem in which she used alliteration and rhyming to create  lovely imagery of the animals that she was writing about. 

17th November 2017 - This week's Special Mention went to Katie for her input in our Mission English lesson on Thursday.  Katie's team were making a giant teaching tool out of a fluffy Husky dog and Katie was determined to add lots of challenges to help people to learn about the features of poetry.  Well done Katie - you really impressed our visitors. 

This Half Term's Chas

3rd November 2017 - This week's CHAS went to Alfie who showed exemplary manners during my first week at school.  Alfie is kind, considerate and considers things before joining in.  

10th November 2017 - This week's CHAS went to Haithem for sharing resources with other children on a number of occasions and for being extremely involved in the team effort of tidying our classroom. 

17th November 2017 - This week's CHAS was very well deserved and went to Antoni.  This week Antoni helped everyone on his table by explaining the morning activity carefully and clearly to them.  Well done Antoni what a skill to have.  

Last Week's Attendence

Homework

This is the mission possible homework booklet for Willow class. The home learning activities are linked to areas of Mission that we are focusing on in class to help develop their skills in different areas of the curriculum. 

What we've been doing this week

Week 1:

 In Maths we have started looking at multiplication, in particular multiples of 3s, 4s and 8s and we started solving missing number problems

For the first two weeks we will be looking closely at poetry in  Mission English. We started by writing some acrostic poems which were about the children and have looked at the different types of poems and their features.

Our Mission this half term is about Arctic animals and their habitats. The children investigated some mysterious and strange looking objects that were found in the attic of Mrs Driver's  granddad over the half term holiday. They then started researching different animals  that the mysterious things could have come.  The children also made suggestions about where these animals might live.

Willow have started indoor athletics in PE and created their own games on Wednesday with the coach.

In PSHE we have been celebrating everyone's differences looking at who they have in their family and who they live with.

In French we continue to practice our numbers song and learn how to great each other and ask 'what is your name?'

Our SPaG tasks have been about proper nouns and common nouns this week, getting to grips with the difference between them.

We also had a lovely afternoon making hand prints which represented each of the children.  We explored a lovely quote and displayed the handprints in our lovely classroom.

'We are each unique and beautiful, but together we are a masterpiece'

 

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Week 2:

In Maths we have started looking at multiplication, in particular multiples of 3s, 4s and 8s and we started solving missing number problems.  We also answered word problems and answered each question in sentences. 

For the first two weeks we have been looking closely at poetry in  Mission English. We have planned a draft poem about the Arctic animals linked to each team.  The Grizzly Bears, Arctic Foxes and Ribbon Seals. 

Our Mission this half term is about Arctic animals and their habitats. The children continued to investigate the  mysterious and strange looking objects that were found in the attic of Mrs Driver's  granddad over the half term holiday. Each team worked with a Virtual Teacher this week to learn about three different areas of our mission.  The groups are in the middle of planning a presentation which they will use to teach the rest of Willow Class about the area that they have been learning about.  These areas are:

  • The Arctic
  • The Inuits
  • Arctic animals and their habitats

Willow have started indoor athletics in PE and created their own games on Wednesday with the coach.

In PSHE we have been celebrating everyone's differences looking at who they have in their family and who they live with.

In French we continue to practice our numbers song and learn how to greet each other and ask 'what is your name?'

Our SPaG tasks have been about adjectives this week.  We tried to use adjectives and alliteration to describe Willow's Arctic team animals. 

We have had a second attempt at firework art work this week, we used lots of different tools to make marks using paint, glue and glitter.  The results were amazing. 

This has been another fabulous week for Willow,  what a lovely class and team we are. 

 

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Week 3:

In Maths we have started looking at Division, we spent one lesson recapping our knowledge of addition and subtraction by completing some word problems.  

After looking closely at poetry in  Mission English, we presented the best parts of our Arctic animal poetry in the shape of our Arctic animals.  These beautifully presented pieces of work, which demonstrate our stunning handwriting skills will be displayed on Willow's Christmas display board in the hall. 

The children continued to investigate the  mysterious and strange looking objects that were found in the attic of Mrs Driver's  granddad over the half term holiday.  Eventually they came to a conclusion - They are reindeer antlers!  To celebrate our findings we spent Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning decorating reindeer antler templates in blues, silvers, corals, pinks and golds to accompany our poetry on the Christmas display board in the hall.

Each team also had the opportunity on Thursday afternoon to present their findings from last week's Virtual Teachers. The areas covered were:

  • The Arctic
  • The Inuits
  • Arctic animals and their habitats

 

Our SPaG tasks have been about verbs this week.  We tried to use verbs to describe the things that Arctic animals do.

We had an exciting day to raise money for Children In Need on Friday and Willow were dazzling in their bright and 'spotacular' outfits.  We made posters to advertise the karaoke in the morning and then we spent the afternoon in the hall watching children from each class perform.  Iwan from Willow stole the show with his guitar performance of Green days 'Time of Your Life'.  

 

We are all very excited to go to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park next week.  We hope to see lots of animals and learn about their habitats so that we can think of what direction to take our mission in next.

 

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Wow Moments!

W/C 6th November -

Miki used some wonderful adjectives to describe a ribbon seal this week.

We all worked hard to improve our firework art work and our second attempts were amazing!

 

W/C 13th November - This week we wowed Mrs Snead and Mrs Elmore with our antler art work.  Mrs Soaper said that it looked like Year 6 art work.  We used metallic pens, beads, rulers and hand made papers to create wonderful collage work in Christmas colour pallets. 

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