We all enjoyed our school trip to The Malling School today. The children were involved in pond dipping, bug catching and flower counting learning about biodiversity.
Willow Class enjoyed participating in the races yesterday and had a great time.
PESE Presentation to Parents concerning the Kent Test (11+) process
Please find attached the slides from this week's presentation concerning the Kent Test that children in the current Year 5 may take in September 2021, in advance of starting secondary school in September 2022.
Please do not hesitate to talk to Mr Rye if you have any questions.
Congratulations Willow Class!
Mrs McConnel and I are so proud of every single one of you. You have adapted to online learning extremely well and have produced excellent work. You are all star learners this week! Super work Willow class! Keep up the good work.
will upload a Maths timetable for the week. Each day will have two links to two Oak Academy lessons. You will also be able to download the relevant worksheets for each day from the class web page. The timetable is a guideline, the expectation is that all pupils complete two lessons a day. If your child finds that they complete the work quickly they may move onto the next lessons. We have also uploaded White Rose, Power Maths and Deepen activities if your child would like more practise or to challenge themselves further.
On the timetable for Monday, we have set a research project, which can be completed over the week.
Other English activities include comprehension and spellings. Science also involves writing. Each day I will upload a Science PowerPoint which I have narrated. I have also typed my narration if you unable to hear it, at the bottom in the notes.
On Friday’s we will have a zoom meeting to carry out the spelling test, share work from the week and present ‘News From Around the World’.
P.E will be on Monday Term 3. Pupils to wear their P.E kit to school please.
This selection of work is on display outside our classroom, linked to our text ‘The Journey.’ We are loving the way the author / illustrator Francesca Sanna has layered so much meaning into both the text and illustrations.
In the book, war destroys the peace and happiness of a family, with the father being a victim of the conflict. His glasses are symbolic in the illustrations. We used the idea of his glasses to write poems, imagining both the happy memories that would have been seen through them, together with the anguish and heartache now left behind. We were able to present our poems inside images of glasses by using the Book Creator app on the iPads.
Our accompanying artwork represents an imaginary darkness invading and destroying our own treasured summer memories.
Friday 4th September
Welcome back to school everyone! It's been so good to see the school come back to life these last couple of days. Well done to all of you for the fantastic way you've started life in Willow Class.
Below is a copy of the class newsletter for Term 1. This gives you lots of information about the things we'll be learning this term, and some of the routines and expectations within the class. Don't forget that without blue contact books in operation any more you can contact any of the Willow teaching team using the class email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We're all looking forward to a fantastic year of working together!