Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

We ASPIRE to do our best!

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

01242 820407

Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class!

Willow Class is full of children who are in Year 5 and 6!

Our teacher is called Miss Packer.

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


 Our Summer term theme is called...

Across the term, we will be studying Earth and Space. We will be looking at our solar system in closer detail, paying particular attention to each of the planets.

We will also spend some time in the second half of the term looking at the Ancient Greeks and their influence on today’s society. 

Willow Class Reading Padlet Page... 

Here is the link for you to click to access our class padlet page - remember you are to comment on this page at least once per week! 

Summer Term Documents 22-23

 Summer Term_Knowledge Organiser.pdfDownload
 Summer Term_Topic Homework Menu.pdfDownload
 Summer Term_Welcome Letter.pdfDownload
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Friday 26th May 2023

Sports Day!

Friday 28th April 2023

PSHE: Budgeting

In class today, we played a game to help us understand 'budgeting' a little more.

A few children asked for the link to be shared, so they can try the game at home! 

Tuesday 25th April 2023

Science: Life Cycles

Today, we had a very unusual visitor - Flame the Bearded Dragon! 
Last term, in Science, Willow Class were learning all about life cycles.
After lots of organising, we finally arranged for Oscar to bring in his pet from home to tell us all about her life cycle!

A HUGE thank you to Oscar and his family for this experience. You can certainly tell Willow Class enjoyed holding Flame!

Friday 21st April 2023

English: Planet Fact-files

 We have been writing our own fact-files about a planet of our choice.

To present our work, we created (using oil pastels) a replica of the planet and attached our information to the back!

Spring Term 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023

SchoolBeat Visit

Today, we had a visit from our SchoolBeat Officer, Leah, to talk about Internet Safety. 
We spoke about how to stay safe online and the ways we can do this. We also talked about a variety of apps which are being used by children of this age today and the ages that children should be to use these.

The children also shared ways they can stay safe online and what they can do if they feel unsafe.

Thursday 16th March 2023

English: Information Texts

 We have been writing our own information texts this weeks about either a bee, butterfly or wasp.

We researched the information independently, then spent time publishing our text in a way we thought it would be easily read. Of course, we then added some illustrations!

Look how beautiful our presentation is!

Wednesday 8th March 2023

Geography: Biome in a Bottle!

 We have been learning all about biomes in Geography! 

Take a look at our beautiful 'Biomes in a Bottle!'

Thursday 2nd March 2023

World Book Day!

As a school, we focused on the author, Abi Elphinstone's books.

In Willow Class, we looked at one of her books in particular - The Dream Snatcher.

To begin with, we spent time writing a biography all about the author.

We then read a chapter of the book, where a hidden figure was discovered in the forest wearing a mask. It was only right that we created our own!

This afternoon, we worked with Mrs Bradley McKay and copied the style of the book cover and printed (using ink) our own covers!

An exciting day!


*We also had lots of entries for our class Extreme Reading competition. Check these out below!*

Thursday 16th February 2023

RSE Letter

 At the beginning of next term, Willow Class will be looking at Relationships and Sex Education in our PSHE lessons, under the topic, 'How will we grow and change?'

All of the lessons focus on the different types of changes that can happen in our lives and how to cope with these changes. 

Below is a letter explaining in more detail the content that each year group will cover.

As the content is year group specific, Willow Class will split into their separate year groups for these sessions. 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the content covered within your child's year group. 

Tuesday 7th February 2023

SPAG and Maths Revision

Over the next two weeks, we will be doing some assessments in class.

Assessments are normal and these help to identify areas we are confident in, and areas of learning that may need a little bit more revision.

We talked in class today about some useful websites that can help us practice our SPAG and Maths. 



Reading IS super important too, as this helps us with our comprehension paper.

Reading your school book-banded book, is helpful as well as having a parent or carer at home ask questions about what you have just read.

For example, someone at home could ask you to summarise in one sentence the information you have just read in one paragraph. 

Wednesday 25th January 2023

Fluency Facts: Formal methods

We have been practicing using our formal methods (written methods) for each of the four operations this week in our Fluency Facts sessions.

Today, we got creative and practiced our method by writing on the table!

Wednesday 18th January 2023

STEMWorks: K’Nex Workshop

Today, we had a visit from Clare at STEMWorks.
We were challenged to build a ‘Recycling Sorter’ using only K’Nex!

Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th January 2023

Art Week!

On Wednesday, we had a visit from Kev Sutherland, who has written and illustrated pieces for both Beano and Marvel comics.

He taught us how to draw our own comic characters which will be published into our very own class comic! 

Throughout the week, we also did lots of collaging! Our theme this year was illustrators and each class looked at Oliver Jeffers' work.

We recreated our own version of Oliver Jeffers illustrated cover of The Boy in Striped Pyjamas! Afterwards, we had a go at collaging a selection of endangered animals to go up on display in our classroom.

Autumn Term 2022

Thursday 15th December 2022

Nativity: The Outtakes!

 The children have worked really hard this half term learning their lines for our performance. 
We had lots of fun filming our video, but of course, there were some bloopers!

We’d quite like you to see them too!

Tuesday 13th December 2022

Snow Fun!
Willow Class headed out for some extra fun in the snow this afternoon! 
Check out our gallery!

Monday 12th December 2022


Hello Willow Class,

How exciting is it that we've had this much snow and we're still 13 days away from Christmas?

I hope you all manage to stay warm today but enjoy the snow a little bit too. 

Below, I have set you some challenges (they're fun, I promise!). 

Send lots of pictures to the office or bring in your creations when we're back in the classroom!

Thursday 8th December 2022

History: Anne Frank

Today, we have been talking about Anne Frank. 

We watched a couple of videos that told her more about her life. 

There is a video from BBC Newsround that is approximately 30 minutes long that some children wanted to watch. Follow the link below to see more! 

Thursday 8th December 2022

Autumn Term Homework Showcase!

 (A huge thank you to Darcy, one of our Year 5 Digital Leaders, for helping to put our Homework Showcase together!)

Wednesday 7th December 2022


 Today, we got to try a new sport - fencing!

We had a visitor come in and show us the brand-new sport and told us that there may be an after school club in the Spring!

Tuesday 6th December 2022

Geography: Map Symbols

 In Geography, we have been focusing on map work. Today, we looked at different symbols to see if we could work out what places of interest they were showing us.

I wonder if anyone can spot any of these symbols on a map or road sign when they're out and about?

Monday 31st October 2022


In school today, we had a look at the 'Recommended Reads' for our year group.

There were lots of titles on here that the children had already read, but there were lots that we would still love to read.

Each child has written down the title of two books that they would love to read before Christmas.

I wonder if your child can point these out to you on either of the posters below... 

Recommended Reads

 Year 5 Top 100 Recommended Reads Updated (Poster) V2.pdfDownload
 Year 6 Top 100 Recommended Reads Updated (Poster) V2.pdfDownload
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Wednesday 19th October 2022

Forest School: Working Party

Monday 3rd October 2022

Y6 SATs Meeting!

Thursday 22nd September 2022

PSHE: Identity 

We have been looking at identity in PSHE and how we are all unique. 
We created ‘paper versions’ of ourselves to show how different we all are!

Look how well we presented our work! 

Friday 16th September 2022

Science: Circuit building!

Thursday 15th September 2022

Welcome & Residential Meeting

Thank you to all of you who managed to come this afternoon to our Welcome & Residential meeting. 

It was lovely to see so many of you!

If you weren't able to make it, below is a copy of the PowerPoint shared which has the most important information from the meeting.

A copy of the kit list and the medical form is available below.

Medical forms must be returned to school no later than Friday 14th October. 

Welcome & Residential Meeting Documents

 Manor Adventure Kit List.pdfDownload
 Manor Adventure Medical Form.pdfDownload
 Welcome to Willow Class Presentation.pptxDownload
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Thursday 8th September 2022

PSHE: Wheels of Choice

 Today, we spent time talking all about our emotions!

Wheels of Choice are a really useful tool to help us when we're feeling a range of emotions. We came up with a list of feelings today that we could experience and then thought a variety of strategies that can help us. For example, if we are feeling a little anxious about a situation, we could get a fidget toy or do some mindful colouring for a short amount of time to help us regulate our emotions.

We made a great start with our wheels and will finish them tomorrow!

Tuesday 6th September 2022

World War 2 Topic Day!

 We started the year off by spending the entire day exploring our brand-new topic!

We made our own spitfire planes, evacuation labels and even made some carrot cookies - a great wartime recipe!

As well as this, we planted our own herbs that will be able to be used to add flavouring to some winter dishes later on in the year when they have sprouted! 

For those who are interested, below is a link to the recipe we followed in school to make our delicious treats!

Highlights from Willow Class 2021-22

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