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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 5 - Willow Class

PTA Fireworks Colouring Competition Winner!

Friday 20th November - Learner of the Week

Friday 13th November - Learner of the Week

Friday 6th November - Learner of the Week

Science Wall Term 1

Friday 23rd October - Learner of Term 1

Friday 16th October - Learner of the Week

Displaying our poetry

To write these poems we used the structure of an existing poem - the first stanza of ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe. By swapping some of the words and phrases with our own, we generated these amazing poems, then wrote them up and displayed them, alongside cut out images from the text.
Following on from reading a set of instructions during guided reading about setting up a wormery, several children asked if they could set up one of their own. Why not?!

Friday 9th October - Learner of the Week

Friday 2nd October - Learner of the Week

Poetry and Artwork

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 25th September - Learner of the Week

Congratulations to the first two learners of the week!

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 (


We're all looking forward to a fantastic year of working together!