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Willow Class

2019-2020

 

Autumn term

Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.

Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  1
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  2
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  3
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  4
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  5
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  6
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  7
Miss Frost, from King Edward School, has been putting together the finishing touches to our dance performance. This will be performed with King Edward sixth form students at the Apex in the Summer term.  8

Look at our amazing Art display in activity 3

ART

 

In Art, we have been learning about Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese artist. We focused on a piece of his art called 'The Great Wave off of Kanagawa'. Willow Class used art pencils and oil pastels to create their own version.

 

PE

 

Willow class enjoyed their morning PE lesson with Max from Bury Rugby Club, learning new skills and techniques. In the afternoon, we put our skills to the test by playing a game of tag rugby. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Diwali Workshop

 

We were lucky enough to have Jess from West End in Schools come and visit us for a couple of days. She showed us how to retell a story using dance and music. We worked in groups on a small section of the Diwali story and came together to produce the whole piece.

 

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The children enjoyed taking part in Change your head day with their kind donations being split between Children in Need and East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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Willow class enjoyed trying out our new tabletennis table at break time.

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Willow class enjoyed trying out our new tabletennis table at break time. 3

In RE, we have been looking at what the Qur'an reveals to Muslims about Allah and his guidance. We talked through the meaning to have something revealed and looked at the 99 names of Allah along with their meanings to gain further insight into what Allah is.

We moved on to looking at how the Qur'an was put together and its importance to someone who is Muslim. This is seen in how they treat the Qur'an which was modelled to the class.

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Math challenges

 

Willow have been looking at multiples and factors this week and how to answer word questions. Look at some of our work:

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NSPCC Sponsored Circuits

Today we have been doing our sponsored circuits for the NSPCC in our PE lesson. We had to complete 6 exercises per round for 30 seconds each.

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Science investigation

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This term, Willow class are enjoying reading The boy in the tower by Polly Ho-Yen. We wrote a diary entry as if we were Ade, an eleven year old boy, who is the main character in the book.

 

Here are a few examples of some powerful entries:

 

'What if the spores are too quick! Maybe the spores will get into Obi's suit then both of them will die. Maybe I'm crazy, I don't know. Maybe I'm being dramatic. I keep saying to myself they'll be fine, they'll be fine but I'm scared. I'm desperate for them to return safely but everything is going wrong. This might be the end of Camberwell !!!

 

'I just couldn't bear it anymore so I shot out of the door to tell Obi.'

 

'Now I'm worried and scared! Will anything ever go back to normal? Will mum ever wake up?'

 

'What a day! I have so many questions whizzing around my head.'

 

 

Science

 

Carrying on looking at the topic 'Forces', each group made 3 different sugar paper parachutes, each one slightly different (size of parachute, shape of parachute or length of string) with 3 of the same objects as weights. After they observed which of their parachutes fell the slowest showing the most air resistance, timing the fall from the same height using a stopwatch. We had a class discussion to explain our findings saying which design had the most air resistance and if it was the safest.

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NSPCC visit

 

Following on from our KS2 NSPCC assembly, Willow class attended a workshop which they explored the topics in more details looking at different situations and deciding on what's ok and what's not ok.

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The Seaside Art Work

 

Look at the amazing Art work Willow Class have been working on over the past few lessons. The lessons involved creating a textured background by ripping different coloured tissue paper and arranging the overlapping of colours , designing and drawing a detailed fish on a printing tile using a sharp pencil. Once they were ready to print, each child printed 3 designs on their background and explored using different colours and parts of their fish to build different effects and textures.

 

Look out for our display in Activity 3 'The Seaside' which is coming soon.

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Geography

 

Willow class have been learning about where our food comes from and calculating the food miles of foods in our supermarkets using a digital map, after looking at food packages to find out which country it originated in. We had a class discussion about why it is important to import and export food, identifying the benefits and risks.

Bulb planting

The children enjoyed planting lots of different types of bulbs around the front and side of the school. We can't wait to see the array of colourful flowers in the Spring ready for our 30th anniversary celebrations.

 

Computing

 

Today we have been using the 'if' and 'if/else' command codes to ask our partner yes/no questions. When we had completed our program, we swapped iPads and answered their questions along with debugging the program and peer marking the work against our success criteria.

Great work Willow Class! 

 

 

Humanities

 

Willow Class have be researching information about different types of power stations including wind, gas turbines and biomass together with looking at the advantages and disadvantages of each power station.

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Forces

In Science, we have been investigating how many Newtons (N) is needed to move a box containing 200g over different surfaces. When the investigation was complete, the children drew a bar graph to represent their findings.

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ART

Willow class have been studying how to draw fish using black biro, paying close attention to details such as eyes, tail and scales. They produced a drawing that shows they have looked many times at the fish pictures.

Project 5 Dance has begun with Miss Frost from King Edwards School

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Willow class are learning to play cornets and baritones with Mr McDowell from Suffolk County Music Services

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Summer Term Curriculum

Willow Class Explored Science Week at King Edward VI School

Willow Class World Book Day 2019

Willow Class Brass Concert for parents

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On Friday 8th February Willow Class, led by Mr McDowell, gave a music performance to parents. During the performance the children played some of the pieces they have learnt so far this year.

Project 5 - Dance

 

As part of our Project 5 work Willow Class are busy working on a dance routine for the King Edward's School dance show.  They are creating a routine to the music of Bon Jovi which has been choreographed by Helen Frost, dance teacher from the upper school.

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29th January 2019 what a day and night to remember!

Years 5 and 6 left school at 11:30 full of excitement and anticipation, London bound. The excitement rose the closer we got to the O2.

Once there,  we found our seats quickly and settled down ready for an afternoon of rehearsing with all the professional acts and the rest of the  8,149 children.

After the lights went out at 7:00pm a deathly hush suddenly burst into a deafening noise of cheering, clapping and even excited screaming as the start of the show was announced. All of the children sang beautifully and waved their torches enthusiastically.

Time flew past and until sadly the show was over, ending with the Greatest Showman Finale: all of the Young Voices' choir, Urban Strides, Tony Hadley, Sharlene Hector, and Beau Dermott took part coming together to perform a spine tingling last song, there was even a message from Hugh Jackman!

It really was a truly amazing and memorable experience.

A few clips of the amazing Young Voices that year 5 and 6 took part in

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Young Voices 2019

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Practising hard for Young Voices

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Spring term Curriculum Map

This term Willow Class have focused on WW1 for their Humanities topic. On a recent visit to Duxford IWM they had a more hands on study of the planes, trenches, uniforms and countries that played a part in the war. They were also able to have a closer look at what life was like during this time.

ICT

This term, the children are learning how to create their own animated stories. Today the class began by animating a scene and creating 3 different sprite characters using various commands and blocks.

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On a gorgeous Monday Larch and Willow classes set off for a historical walk around Bury St Edmunds following The World War 1 trail. As they walked around the town they came across pieces of art which told the story of WW1. The children were asked to look at the information on each plaque that accompanied each piece such as why the artist chose the materials they used, why or how the subject was important to the war or any other information they could find. Along with this information the children looked for a letter to work out a well known phrase.

Welcome to Willow Class Year 5

 


 

Curriculum Map Autumn 2018

Year 5 and 6 Residential July 20108

ICT - Radio Station - Making our own jingle

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Making our own phone cases in DT

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Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018

 

As part of child safety week we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -

Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water

Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help

Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency

Emergency - know what to do in an emergency

 

The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.

Summer term - first half

Measure, time and data

 

This week, we have been looking at converting between imperial and metric units, reading bus and train timetables to answer word problems using the 24 hour clock and retrieving data using various graphs.

Literacy in our new outdoor classroom

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Forces

 

In this lesson the children learnt that water resistance is a form of friction that opposes movement in water. They explores how the shape of an object affects its movement through a liquid. By the end of the lesson the class were able to describe how to reduce the effects of water resistance.

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Maths

 

We have been drawing, measuring using a protractor and comparing angles including recognising the difference between acute and obtuse. Following on from this, the class have been drawing various shapes and finding any lines of symmetry.

 

Science

 

Willow class investigated 'What material would make the best parachute and why?'. In groups, they designed a parachute using different materials. The material had to be  13cm x13cm and the string 35cm. This was to make the tests fair. Each group tested their parachute 4 times, from the same height of 1 metre above the table. The results were recorded in a table and each group had to compare their findings.

Maths

 

Willow class have been working out the perimeter and area of rectangles, calculating the area from scale drawings and investigating 'Do shapes with the same area have the same perimeter?'

 

ICT

 

This term in ICT, we are using a program called 'SketchUp' which is computer aided drawing. The children are designing their own house and bedroom including making the furniture. This involves using dimensions, measurements and making 2D shapes into 3D shapes.

This week in Maths, we have been looking at the properties of polygons including parallel and perpendicular sides, describing and sorting 2D and 3D shapes using Carroll and Venn diagrams. We have also been drawing circles with different radii using a compass to find the circumferences. 

Maths Roadshow

 

Our year 4 children enjoyed the Maths Roadshow run by children in  year 7 and 8 from King Edward School. The children were given tasks to find the degrees and angles in shapes.

 

Spring term

Spellodrome

 

We currently have a two week free trial of Spellodrome - similar to Mathletics but with a focus on spelling. Children need to use their Mathletics login information to gain access to the site using the link below.

 

http://uk.spellodrome.com/#/home

 

 

Spring Term Overview

Christmas Jumper and  Christmas Dinnner

 

In the festive mood and ready for Christmas.

We have been raising money for Save The Children!

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Alex the Musical

 

Rehearsals are over and our performances are 'running like clockwork'. I have been working as the Knave of Hearts and have performed my very first solo. I felt quite nervous, but also excited. I think it went well - the audience seemed to like it!

 

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Year 4 Cathedral Carols

 

In the cathedral was a tree decorated with bright lights. We sang many carols, my favourite was 'Come and join the celebration', and we all tried really hard to use our best voices.

 

It was very loud with everyone singing!

 

By Bronwyn

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Design Technology

 

This term we have been busy working on a project to design Spectacular Marble Runs!

We have worked together in groups to build some amazing structures. Our designs need to look good and give the marbles a smooth run. We have learnt about free-standing structures.

 

One bit of advice - don't make your design too complicated!

 

By Maisie and Jasmine

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Mathletics

 

We have recently signed up to the Mathletics program. This program is linked to the curriculum standards and is designed to motivate and engage children in their maths' learning both in school and at home. The children will be using the site at school, within maths lessons, for homework activities and also to take part in games and challenges where they can earn points and rewards.
 

Children can access the website here:

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student

Or alternatively by downloading the app on an iPad or tablet. Each child has their own login. Please keep your login details safe, if you do happen to misplace them, please let me know and I can provide the details.

 

ICT

 

Willow class have been learning to design, write and program a Scratch game during ICT.

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