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Smiling, Caring and Learning Together on a Journey with God

Willow Class Blog 2021-22

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  • Amazing learning!

    Published 20/05/22, by Jo Macrae
    This week we have been amazing our adults with our work. We are using our sounds we have been learning in Phonics to write sentences. We are starting to remember to use finger spaces and capital letters and fullstops. Please let us show you our writi
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  • Pirates!

    Published 06/05/22, by Jo Macrae
    This week we have been learning about pirates. We have had great fun building a pirate ship outside and doing a pirate assault course. We have been making treasure maps and wanted posters. We are trying really hard to remember our finger spaces wh
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  • Vets

    Published 01/04/22, by Jo Macrae
    This week we set up a Vets in the classroom. We have been looking after the animals and helping them to get better. We made lists of patients, answered the phone and wrote up what was wrong with the animals.  We enjoyed looking at photos of pets
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  • Sea bunnies!

    Published 25/03/22, by Jo Macrae

    This week we continued our topic of under the sea. We have read lots of sea stories and continued to learn facts about sea creatures. This week we discovered how wonderful sea slugs are. They come in lots of different patterns and shapes and we especially liked the Sea Bunnies. Please look them up at home and we can tell you all the facts we know about them.

    Top 10 Sea Bunny Facts | Ocean Buddy (

    In maths we have been learning about odd and even numbers. We also discovered that only even numbers can be halved.

    We are learning about the Easter story, and all the important parts that lead up to Easter Sunday.


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  • Under the Sea

    Published 18/03/22, by Jo Macrae

    This week we have been learning about things that live under the sea. We have been reading stories set in the sea. We read Rainbow Fish and found out how it is good to share.Commotion in the Ocean was written in rhyme and we tried to work out the missing words. We also learnt facts about sea creatures. We learnt all about jellyfish and discovered their mouth is also their bottom!

    We have been studying shells and seaweed with magnifying glasses. Maybe you could find some more at the beach this weekend.

    We have also been doing sea art, making fish and jellyfish that you can see hanging up in our classroom.

    In maths we have been learning to halve numbers by sharing fairly. We found that this can only been done with some numbers.

    We finished the week dressed up as heroes and we looked amazing. Thank you for helping us to support an important cause.

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  • Writing in Willow Class

    Published 13/03/22, by Jo Macrae
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  • Safer Internet Day

    Published 11/02/22, by Jo Macrae
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  • What a busy week!

    Published 04/02/22, by Jo Macrae

    We started the week drawing pictures and acting out Billy Goats Gruff. But then on Tuesday, it was Chinese New Year. We tried copying Chinese characters, and making Chinese lanterns. We learnt about how the years were associated with different animals and found out that this is the Year of the Tiger.

    We finished the week making plant pots and planting pea seeds. Once the peas plants have grown big enough we will plant them in the Early Years garden and hopefully have peas to eat in the summer.

    We are getting really quick at showing different ways of making totals. We can show this with our fingers or with Numicon.

    We have continues to learn about the parables Jesus told.

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  • 3 Billy Goats Gruff

    Published 28/01/22, by Jo Macrae

    This week we have been reading the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. We have been acting it out with the puppets and building bridges for the troll to live under.  We made masks and took it in turns to be the characters.

    We have been using numicon to make different numbers. Some of us can now recognise all the numbers to 10 by colour and can put them in order. We also practised making totals to 5 using the numicon and tens frames.

    Outside we have been acting out different stories, maybe we could act some out with our toys at home.

    We had a great time in the Woodland area, exploring the tunnels and paths and listening to the signs of nature. We especially enjoyed getting muddy!!!

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  • Wonderdome

    Published 21/01/22, by Jo Macrae
    We started the week with a fantastic time in the Wonderdome. We pretended to go up into space in a rocket and saw the planets in our solar system and other stars, before returning to earth in the rocket. This inspired us to do lots of activities abou
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  • Happy New Year

    Published 14/01/22, by Jo Macrae
    We hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We started the term thinking about Winter and animals that live in the cold. We read the story 'Let's go home little bear' by Martin Waddell and talked about the words used in the story. The weath
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  • Happy Christmas

    Published 17/12/21, by Jo Macrae

    We had an exciting last week of term. It started on Monday morning with our nativity. We all preformed amazingly and our teachers were very proud of us.

    Then later in the week we met Father Christmas which was so exciting.

    On Friday we had a surprise when we saw Miss Wells and some other adults dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz.

    We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and look forward to seeing you in 2022.

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