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.
We looked at the features of leaflets before writing our own persuasive leaflets to encourage people to visit the landmarks of London.
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.
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!
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.
We created our own aliens. Did they match the aliens hiding in the school playing field?
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?
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.