Thank you for sending the forms for our trip back into school this week, please could you make sure that the payment is made via ParentMail before next Wednesday 25th May 2022. Thank you
Term 4 Learning
This term we have been working really hard in ALL our learning and I am super proud with what we have been able to produce. Please find below some images to showcase some of our fantastic learning!
The children alongside Mrs Stevens have been working really hard choreographing an Alice In Wonderland themed dance concentrating on movements of certain characters like the Mad Hatter and Sleepy doormouse. The children thought about different motifs concentrating on the beat and counting their steps. They are super proud of their work as am I!!
We dressed up as traditional Romans and made coins out of clay with gold paint. We played a tricky Roman game called Nine Men’s Morris and worked with Roman numerals and lots of Latin words throughout the day. To finish off we made Laurel wreaths and enjoyed a Roman feast where we tried a variety of food from goats cheese and flat bread to honey biscuits!
Friday 3rd December
Everyone in Willow did an amazing job with our class assembly this week. Lots of children learned their lines off by heart and took it upon themselves to really get into character. Some children even took on other peoples roles on the day and stepped in when we had some absences!
I am so proud of Willow class, this assembly was written, adapted and performed by them!
Unfortunately we were not able to have the regular sized audience this time so please enjoy our video.
Well done Willow!
Friday 26th November
We are over half way through term 2 and the imminent build up to Christmas it upon us! Next week we are excited to share our learning with you all through our assembly and we have been practising hard to put on a great show.
A letter is also being sent home today with information about our Roman day. We are all excited to wrap up our learning in this way with lots of fun activities and food to try. Please do contact me if you have any questions.
Look after yourselves and have a lovely weekend!
Monday 1st November
Welcome back to Term 2 we have another fun term to look forward to and the build up to Christmas will soon be on us!
I am so pleased to see how many fabulous home learning books and models have been returned today, you have all worked really hard.
Although you have taken home a news letter, spelling and home learning for the week/ term please find below online versions.
Thank you for your continued support!
This afternoon Willow class used their creative ability to draw a still life of a squash or a pumpkin. The children used a range of materials and media to add texture and depth to their masterpiece.
Today in our Jigsaw lessons we had a challenge to build the tallest newspaper tower using just rolls of paper and sticky tape. For the first try we did not have any guidance or rules and all we were told is that we had 5 minutes. There were a few mishaps or falling towers and disagreements. On our second go we were all given jobs before the task began and this allowed us to work better as a team. We realised that we needed to contribute to the group and understand how we can function best as a whole to get the best results when we worked together. Some of our towers even reached the ceiling!!
Well done to all of Willow for their fantastic harvest performance!
Between Monday 11th October and Friday 15th October we will be taking part in the 2021 Mini London Marathon. We will be running, jogging and walking 2.6 miles through the week. Children should therefore wear their PE kit to school every day of that week.
On Friday 15th October, to mark the end of the challenge, children have the option to dress up for the day as their sporting role model. They are welcome to dress up as any sporting star from tennis to gymnastics to swimming or anything in between.
As part of this challenge, we will be raising money for local charity the Heart of Kent Hospice to support our school community’s contribution to ‘Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.’ Each child should therefore gather sponsorships to take part in the event and donations can be made via our school ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page on the link below. https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WestMallingMiniMarathon
We hope that this will be a fun, inclusive event where children of all ages and abilities can raise money for a fantastic local cause, whilst taking part in a whole school event.
Friday 24th September
During our PSHE learning today we tried to empathise with a child that is a refugee. Alongside our English text we came up with issues that children, who may seek refuge in another country, may face.
One child stood in the middle and tried to catch as many balls as they could - each ball represented a problem a child may face and as the balls came towards them quicker the child eventually ran out of space and was not able to hold all of the ‘baggage’.
This allowed us to really think about how other children may face different problems to us everyday and it’s really important that we are mindful in everything we do.
Wednesday 22nd September
We've had some great home learning this week that has really helped in our history lesson - I will add some photos of how we are using them on our working wall.
I am so pleased with how all of you have adapted to our weekly swimming lessons and this week you were all super sensible resulting in us having a longer session in the pool. I saw lots of children really working hard on their breathing and I was pleasantly surprised to see your confidence grow!
Keep working hard!
Welcome back everyone, we are so excited and ready to get back to school and work really hard this year!
We will try to use this page to be any information on along with anything amazing we have been working on throughout the week!
The home learning, news letter and spellings for the week will also be put on here just in case any paper copies do not make it home.
Please feel feee to email any questions over to our class email address willowteacher@west-malling.Kent.sch.uk however if the matter is urgent please contact the school office and we often do not have time within the school day to check the emails.
We can’t wait to get stuck in to Term 1!