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Summer Term Learning

Willow Class Terms 5 and 6

Welcome back to school in our new classroom

It has been great getting back to school following the recent lockdown and weeks of live teaching online. We have also moved into our new Rainbow building and classroom. We love it! It is bright, airy and the views out of our classroom on to the school field and village recreation area are fantastic! 


Week 1 back at school after the Easter break our focus was History- the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We thought about the reasons why the invasions took place and how it has affected our lives today.

Design and Technology

This term as part of our DT work the children will be learning about food and nutrition. We aim to give the children an opportunity to create some healthy menus and dishes during the upcoming weeks. We started with fresh fruit salad.

Maths Day Problem Solving


For Maths Day, Willow Class did an 'escape room' type activity and had one hour to solve it as a class. The children were divided up into small groups where they tackled some tricky maths problems. They then converted their scores into clues which led them to a jigsaw piece; the jigsaw when complete made a key which meant they could escape. Unfortunately, they didn't quite make it but we decided to let them out anyway!


Fantastic effort, Willow!

UKAEA- UK Atomic Energy Authority 

This week we organised for the Year 6 children to have a short virtual meet with members of UKAEA (United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority) based in Culham, during the meet the children found out about what UKAEA does and then the children had an opportunity to ask some questions.


Maypole Dancing

Run a Mile

This term Willow Class have decided to run a mile everyday.

We made a great start today despite the hot morning temperatures. We have set ourselves the goal trying to run a whole mile everyday without stopping during the entire last week at John Blandy School- do you think we can do it? 

Computing Day

Today we had a great day with Mr King from Faringdon Community College who taught us how to use Scratch. 

Adventure Day at The Lake

Willow Class had an amazing day out to The Lake at Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. We had great fun doing orienteering , canoeing and archery. In the afternoon, we made our own fires in groups and cooked chocolate bananas and popcorn. The day ended with a yummy barbecue tea and then toasting marshmallows. It is definitely a trip that we will remember!

Celebrating the end of SATs!


Marshmallow Challenge

As a fun activity after our assessments, we worked in pairs or threes to create challenges using mini marshmallows and cocktail sticks. We quickly discovered that we needed triangles within our design to give us the most supportive structures.

Cricket Coaching

Sports Day and Picnic

Willow Sculpture Project

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