Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

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Andoversford Primary School, Gloucester Road, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HR

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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class!

Our teacher is called Miss Packer.

We have the lovely Mrs Mace and Mrs Bowers working in Willow Class throughout the day too!

Keep an eye out for updates on our page throughout the year to see what fantastic things we get up to in Willow Class!

 Our theme this term is called..LIVING OFF THE LAND!
 
 
This term will be learning about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age and how the discoveries from this time period helped change the world! 
 
After half term, we will spend some time finding out about Charles Darwin and how he came up with his Theory of Evolution.
We will also look at his voyage to the Galapagos Islands!

Important Documents

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 Willow Class Welcome Letter.pdfDownload
 Greystones Trip Letter 2021.pdfDownload
 Living off the Land Homework.pdfDownload
 Learning Targets Parent Overview.pdfDownload
 Grammar Glossary Year 5.pdfDownload
 Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
 Grammar Glossary Year 6.pdfDownload
 Quick Check Cards_Maths.pdfDownload
 Quick Check Cards_SPAG.pdfDownload
 Year 34 Spelling List.pdfDownload
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Monday 6th December 2021

Christmas Rehearsals

Here the list to our class song, The First Noel.

Have a listen at home and try to sing all the way to the second verse!

A little extra practice goes a long way!

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Reading

We had a big discussion in Willow Class today about age-appropriate books and why it's important to read books that are in-line with our coloured book band. 

It's good to read other books too, but its super important that we read these on top of our coloured book band as these help us get even better at reading fluently!

In school, I shared with Willow Class the Top 100 Recommended Reads for both Year 5 and 6. 

Today, I set the children a challenge of looking to see how many of the books they have already read and which ones they would really like to read in the future and why.

I've asked the children to have a really good look and let me know they're favourite book from the list that they would like us to have in our book corner, after Christmas! 

Bring your suggestions to me and I'm hoping that Santa may be very generous this year with a book delivery!

Friday 19th November 2021

Children in Need 

Wednesday 10th November 2021

PE - Tag Rugby

We are really fortunate in Willow Class, as we get Harry (a coach from Gloucester Rugby Club) visit our school each Wednesday afternoon, teaching us how to play Tag Rugby!

Thursday 4th November 2021

Spelling - Spelling Lottery

Every week, we use one of our Spelling sessions to take part in Spelling Lottery.

We get given a menu of choices, which shows us different, creative ways of practicing our spellings.

We choose a new way to practice each week, as we know that practicing and seeing the word in a variety of ways helps to embed it in our long term memory!

Use our Spelling Lottery menu below to help you choose a way of practicing this week! 

Monday 1st November 2021

History - What was Skara Brae?

 After completing some independent research, we created our own iMovie or Keynote presentation to show what we found out.

Check out our creations!

Willow Class' Wheel of Choice

 We have been working hard this term learning how we to recognise and regulate our emotions ourselves. 

We have our own Wheels of Choice in Willow Class, as well as our class ones.

Watch our video to find out more!

Friday 14th October 2021

PE

 We had a great time in PE today. We completed our training so that we can become Sports Ambassadors after half term!

We thought about the traits that a good play leader would have to begin with, then we invented our own games. We even taught another group how to play!

Monday 4th October 2021

History: Cave Paintings

We had the chance to create our own cave paintings today.

To ensure we had the right texture, we screwed up our piece of paper so that we could experience what it was actually like to draw on the walls!

Thursday 30th September 2021

English: Reading - Role Play

We read more of our class book, Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age, today. Dug and Dugs (Mum and Dad) were having a conversation about Ug’s recent behaviour. We talked about how his parents felt about this and we noticed that their facial expressions could help us infer this.

In pairs, we used role play to help us consider what they may say next, but also to help us predict what other mischievous behaviour and suggestions may occur based on what we know so far!

Monday 27th September 2021

Science: Classification

Today, we extended our knowledge even further by creating classification keys to organise and sort animals of our choice.

We did a fantastic job and presented our work beautifully!

Thursday 23rd September 2021

English

 This week, we are starting to write our information reports to explain what life was like in the Stone Age. 
Today, we wrote our first paragraph using the slow writing technique. This is where each of our sentences contain a different feature. 
Check out these fantastic opening paragraphs! 

Monday 20th September 2021

Trip to Greystones

We had an fantastic day today at Greystones Farm, exploring life in the Iron Age.

In small groups, we had the chance to make flour from grain, build a fire and a wall!

Willow Class were absolutely fantastic today and the volunteers from Greystones commented on how well behaved we were!

Great job Willow Class!

Friday 17th September 2021

History

This week, we have been looking at key events that took place between the Stone and Iron Age. 

In our books, we made our own pre-historic timelines.

Check out our fabulous presentation. We have been working hard this week to present our work in different ways.

What do you think?

Friday 10th September 2021

Stone Age Day!

 Today, we spent the WHOLE morning learning about our new topic! 

We started the morning making a timeline to show us just how far back the Stone Age actually was. We used a toilet roll as our timeline for this!

Afterwards, we were set a challenge. In groups of 4, we had to build a replica of Stonehenge out of yummy biscuits. We were fantastic at this and worked brilliantly in our team!

We got a little creative after break and used clay to make our own Stone Age jewellery! Next week (once the clay is dry!) we will assemble our creations and make either a Stone Age necklace or bracelet!

Monday 6th September 2021

Welcome back everyone!

We kicked off the year with a little bit of Science this afternoon!

As we are looking at Living Things this term, we recapped what we already knew about classification. We used our prior knowledge to help us create our own classification keys to help us group some rather yummy sweets based on their similarities and differences! 

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