Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Morning task

Is 'golden time' a good thing?

Discuss with a partner and make some notes.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Helping your child to read and write

Help your child with their reading and writing
Did you know that …

There are 26 letters of the alphabet but they make 44 sounds.
It is essential that all our pupils know these sounds.  It will enable them to become confident readers and spellers.

The link below offers great support and advice for parents and children. It is vital that we teach the children the correct pronunciations. We are finding that the children have many misconceptions, and are making mistakes from reception right through to Year 6.

Please look at the link below with your child and listen to the pronunciations. You can make a big difference!

Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Willow Class Poetry

As promised, here is a selection of our amazing poetry.

Balanced Diet - RRS

In science we have been learning about the importance of a balanced diet and tried to sort different foods into different food groups.

Balanced Diet

In science we have been learning about the importance of a balanced diet and tried to sort different foods into different food groups.

Monday, 10 November 2014

The digestive system - RRS

Here is the clip that we all enjoyed in Year 4 to help us understand the digestive system.

See how much you can remember...

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Willow class Cinquain

A Cinquain poem is only 5 lines long and is written using a syllable pattern. Read our class poem below and see if you can work out the pattern. Enjoy!


Swaying smoothly,
Powerful as the wind,
Drifting gently into the sea,
What fun.

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

BBC - Learning Zone Class Clips - Judaism at home - Religious Education Video

  • Gives a brief description of some of the special days in Jewish family life. The clip explains that being Jewish means that you are different from other people, but also part of a strong community and that life at home and life at the synagogue are of equal importance for Jews. There is also a look at traditional Jewish foods.

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A challenge for Oak class...

Count to 20 in French! Be brave, have a go...

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice

Please please please....have a go at practicing those tables. Next week Mrs Heenan's and Mrs Brown's groups will be looking at the 6 times tables.

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Thought of the day...

Which lesson will always stick in your mind? What is the best way for your teacher to get a lesson to stick?

Multiplying by multiples of 10

Mrs Heenan's mental maths group....have a look at this. We will follow it up in class.

Check out this video on YouTube:

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Les chiffres et les nombres de 1 a 20 - alain le lait (French numbers from 1 to 20)

This week we have been counting in French.

Check out this video on YouTube:

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4 Times Table Song - "The Four Rap"-

Mrs Brown's and Mrs Heenan's mental maths groups are trying to get quicker at the 4 times tables.

Check out this video on YouTube:

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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Thought of the day...

If you could learn about ANYTHING today, what would you learn?

( The only rule is that you have to be able to justify to your teacher how important it is!)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Class assemblies in Willow Class. - RRS

Our class assembly Reflection Book is coming on nicely! Visit Willow class to
I find out more about it.

God's special relationship with Jews. - RRS

We are adding artefacts and Commandment scrolls made by the children to our display. I wonder what we can add next?

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Why would a Mezuzah hang slightly to the left on a door frame?

This week we will be making our own Mezuzot in class.  We will have a quiet time to reflect and write a simple family prayer.

Jewish People traditionally have many sacred items in their homes - one such item is the Mezuzah (plural Mezuzot). The name ‘Mezuzah’ refers to a scroll of parchment that is kept inside a case on almost every doorway in a Jewish home. The scroll contains a prayer comprised of verses from the Torah – a sacred Jewish text, written in Hebrew. The case that holds the scroll is often highly decorated with religious symbols.

It is usually affixed at least two thirds up on the door frame.