Welcome to Willow Class

Miss Vicki Squires is pleased to welcome you to Willow Class, a class of Year 3 and Year 4 children> She is ably supported by the Year 3/4 team of teaching assistants who work across all three classes: Mrs Carol Gibson, Miss Laura Bibby, Mrs Karen Cole, Miss Kylie Dover and Miss Caroline Quartley

Learning in Willow Class

The quality of the curriculum is very important and in Willow class we give pupils memorable experiences and build upon their interests and aspirations. In Willow class we facilitate discussions around questions, explicitly teaching, modelling and practising the following skills:

* Being a good listener

* Communicating clearly

* Making eye-contact

* Justifying opinions

* Defining meanings

* Questioning assumptions

* Disagreeing without being disagreeable

* Thinking hypothetically

* Finding examples and counter-examples

* Comparing and grouping ideas

At the end of the day, we reflect on the skills we had been developing through our learning.

Autumn Term 2017: Time Travellers

Term Focus: Relationships

School Values: Courage, Justice, Self-Discipline, Gratitude

In an old wooden shack in the middle of a forest lives a man called Mr Beaumont.

Many years ago he had lived a life of adventure, travelling far off lands and discovering amazing stories.

Sadly, as he ages, he has begun to forget the details of his amazing adventures. He has asked the children to help him record his memories.

This year the children will be responsible for building a memory book to help Mr Beaumont recall events that have happened in the past. They will film their stories and send them to him, helping him to recall the tales he knew when he ws young. He will also need help remembering the importance of the celebrations that happen later in the term...