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SUMMER TERM 2019

 

THE REVOLTING ROMANS

Our very hard working Willows have been concentrating a lot this term on being superstar mathematicians, readers and writers but we have also had great fun enjoying our French lessons and our topic ‘Revolting Romans’.

The Hungry Caterpillar

 

Willow children have thoroughly enjoyed looking at the good old favourite book ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’ but with a twist…it’s completely written in French!  Through this book, they have learnt to count in French, say the days of the week in French and even name some fruit, including strawberries, plums and apples in French.  That’s pretty impressive!  Take a look at some of their gorgeous caterpillars.

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Watch out…the Romans are coming!

What a terrifying army of soldiers the children have created.  We looked at the life of a Roman soldier and found out about all the different parts of a soldier’s clothing and armour.  We discovered that even though their shields were big, they were light enough to hold in one hand.  We carefully cut out and layered different types of paper to create a Roman soldiers uniform and shield. 

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Forest School

We had a lot of fun at our Forest School session making Roman bows and arrows and swords by whittling willows and using secateurs.

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Mosaic masterpieces

We looked carefully at some examples of Roman mosaics before designing and creating our own using either foam tiles or paper pieces.  We haven’t quite finished them yet as we still need to ‘grout’ our tiled creations with some sand.  

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Spring Term 2019

Topic: Around the World

London inspired artwork

We researched information about famous London landmarks and created eye-catching artworks of London bus tours.

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Leaflets

We looked at the features of leaflets before writing our own persuasive leaflets to encourage people to visit the landmarks of London.

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Chinese New Year

Linked to our topic on 'Around the World', Willow class enjoyed a week finding out about China and in particular, Chinese New Year.  We made origami pig cards and painted some effective rooster pictures using forks instead of paintbrushes.  We also learnt about the pentatonic scale and composed our own China inspired relaxation music.
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Jambo, watoto! (Hello, children!)

We had a visitor come to talk to us about growing up as a child in Kenya.  He told us about food that grew in his garden, animals he saw and about the climate and physical features of Kenya.  He even taught us a few words in swahili!
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We also acted our how our aliens may be feeling. We discussed word choices such as lonely, miserable and anxious as we thought they missed being away from home.

 

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We created our own aliens. Did they match the aliens hiding in the school playing field?

Alien invasion

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Children in Willow class were very excited one misty November morning to discover a space ship had crashed landed in the school playing field. Where had it come from? How many aliens were there? Where were they now? Were they hiding in some man made craters?

'Off we go!' launch day.

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We had a fabulous two days launching our topic, 'Off we go!'. Amongst other activities, children enjoyed working in groups to design a class solar system using papier mache. They also practised fine motor skills by cutting and sticking shapes to create their own rocket. 
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