Welcome to the Willow Class page!
Teacher: Miss Lacy
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lockyer
We are a Year 6 class at St James Church School.
Keep practising for the school spelling challenges. Regular learning of spellings, reading at home and practising of times tables is part of year 6 homework and it is expected to be completed in addition to homework tasks brought home by your child .
Spelling Word Lists
PE and Forest School
This half term Willow Class will be taking part in PE sessions. Please ensure your child has their PE kit, including suitable footwear every Thursday afternoon.
It will be useful for your child to have their PE kit in school every day. We will also be running the Golden Mile at least twice a week. Please make sure your child has a pair of suitable shoes e.g trainers.
Curriculum Learning Map Spring 2020
Today, Thursday 12th March, the Year 6 children were given a challenging reasoning paper to complete. The difference being, today they had to work in pairs. Working together, they were asked to discuss each question and challenge each other to prove their answer was correct. In doing so, the children were not only developing their Maths reasoning skills, but also their confidence to justify their answers. Some great partnerships were seen. Well done, Year 6!
Kilve Court Residential
On the 6th November , year 6 embarked on their amazing adventure at Kilve Court . They took part in an array of activities: crate stacking, abseiling , a beach walk , a night walk and a very wet and muddy stream walk .Eventhough it was a little damp , a fantastic time was had by all.
Joshua Seigal Visit
On Tuesday 17th September, the wonderful poet Joshua Seigal came to visit St James School. We began the day with an amazing and funny assembly where Josh performed a number of poems. The children really enjoyed being able to join in with certain parts. They were very entertaining performances! In the afternoon, Year 6 were lucky enough to take part in a poetry writing workshop with Josh. We used our senses and focused on finalising and publishing our poems the following day.
Pupil Voice Representatives
How much sugar is in your drink?
The children completed an investigation to see how much sugar was in their everyday drinks as part of their look at healthy lifestyles.
What do you think they found out ?
Of course the healthiest drink is water because it has no sugar.
As part of our learning expedition , Willow class looked at the composition of blood and created their own version using marshmallows, Orbeez, food colouring, water and sprinkles to represent the different components.
We found out about the heart and the journey of a red blood cell around the body. We then made working models of the heart as a pump.
Congratulations to all year 6 children for completing their SATs papers this week.The children tackled the tests with a great attitude and it was pleasing to see so much of their good learning being applied.We are all extremely proud of each and every pupil. The children enjoyed starting their mornings with a shared breakfast, prepared by staff, and spending time with friends to support each other and celebrated at the end of the week with a trip to the park. We hope that in July, they get results they deserve and have worked so hard for.
Willow class had a great time at the park celebrating the end of SATs week and enjoying a well deserved ice cream in the sunshine.
Our Summer topic will be Good versus Evil . We will be learning about healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and working scientifically to establish the affect of diet and exercise on our bodies. Please click on the link below to see our Curriculum Learning Map .
Please note we will be completing these activities after our SATs preparation and tests.
Willow class created Easter prayers for the Easter Service . Here are a few examples.
Prepping the beds,ready for a bumper crop of vegetables.
Cookies and Smoothies for the Giant
Using our mathematical skills of measuring and scaling we made giant-size cookies and smoothies for the giants to enjoy.
Children in Need
Kilve Residential 2018
The year 6 children had a fantastic time at Kilve Court. They enjoyed activities such as abseiling, crate stacking and the stream walk , where they got very muddy. We are all extremely proud of the way the children challenged themselves and encouraged others throughout the residential, showing great enthusiasm and perseverance. A great time was had by all .
Recycled Art Project
We are collecting plastic bottle caps to use in an art project later in the term. Thank you to all parents and children, as so far we have collected over a thousand . Keep them coming !
National Poetry Day
This week the children have been emersed in poetry. We have read poems from authors such as Michael Rosen , Allan Ahlberg, Spike Milligan and A.F Harold and the children chose their favourite. We then focused on our class poem 'The Sneetches' by Dr Seuss. We divided the poem into segments,invented some actions and practised ready for the performance at the poetry slam.
Our Blissful World - written by a year 6 pupil.
The Sneetches by Dr Seuss
As a class we learnt the poem 'The Sneetches' by Dr Seuss . We had a great time performing our poem at the school poetry slam.
Collective Noun Posters
The children were challenged to create a poster based on their favourite collective nouns as part of their optional homework. Here are a few examples. How many can you think of ?
European Day of Languages
The children used their knowledge of various languages to teach each other how to count to 10 . We learnt French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Polish , Bulgarian and Arabic to name a few.
Children in Willow class have had a great start to the term .Our topic is 'Do our choices really matter? .We will be learning about recycling, pollution , the rainforest and how the choices we make, can make a difference to our world. Please click on the link below to see our Curriculum Learning Map .
We had an amazing time at this years summer fair . Year 6 children helped to run 4 stalls : Stocks, Splat the Rat, Ice creams and the Raffle . Well done to all volunteers and thank you for all your help.A great success!
What a fantastic week! This week Year 6 have been focused on their KS2 Assessments . They have come to school every morning with amazing attitudes and true growth mindsets. At the start of each day they have enjoyed a delicious breakfast and attacked the tests with determination and enthusiasm . Well done Willow class .We are so proud of each and every one of you !
We have a busy term ahead, with SATS preparation. The children are excited and cant wait to show off what they can do!
Our topic this term is Good versus Evil . We will be looking at Healthy lifestyles and the impact of diet and exercise on our bodies. Including an in depth look at the circulatory system and composition of blood. We will be working scientifically, conducting exciting experiments and developing our knowledge of fair testing.
For further information please see our Curriculum Learning Map.
Summer Term Curriculum Learning Map
Willow class have had a great start to the spring term .Our topic this term is 'South America'.We will be learning all about the country including its climate,precipitation and wildlife as well as using our geographical knowledge and skills to research biomes and their features.
Book Week 2018
Book Week Rappers
A.F Harold Visit
Wow, what an exciting day! Today the children welcomed the poet, A.F Harold, to school. He started the day with a hilarious assembly ,introducing the children to some of his amazing poetry. Year 6 continued their learning with a workshop .This included writing their own nine line poems based on 'If I ran the school ...
Finishing the session with a reading of 'I Want to be a Wallaby', a Willow class favourite.
South American Topic
Willow class have been researching biomes as part of their topic on South America . This week we have been creating collages based on various biomes across the globe, including Tropical and Temperate Rainforests , Grasslands, Tundra , Coral reef and Taiga.
Willow and Yew class told their version of the Christmas story at the school carol service .
The children had a visit from a Christmas VIP.
In Willow class we have been reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty .It is a gripping story of one boys fight for survival in the Victorian streets of London.As part of this we have been learning about life in Victorian workhouses.As you can imagine the food was terrible and this week the children made and tasted gruel , which featured on every workhouse menu.
The children had an amazing residential trip to Kilve,they enjoyed activities such as archery, climbing,high ropes and an exciting night walk.
In Norman times,castles had guards on patrol to alert the occupants to enemy attacks.In science,we developed warning systems for 21st century castles using electrical circuits .
Motte and Bailey Castles
The children have been building Motte and Bailey castles as part of our Homes project.
The Battle of Hastings
We have been creating our own Norman helmets, ready for our re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings .
Children in Willow class have had a great start to the new academic year.Our topic this term is 'Homes'.We will be learning about the Battle of Hastings,the Bayeux Tapestry and the Normans.
Please view our Curriculum Map below, which outlines our learning in each subject area for this term.
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