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St Matthew's CE Primary School

Faith • Respect • Achievement • Friendship


Willow Class is an enjoyable and hard-working place to be.

In Willow class we are hard-working individuals that persevere together to reach our goals. Our learning stretches and challenges us, but we continue, even if we find it difficult. We have lots of fun in class to discover the wonders of the world around us and value viewpoints from everyone. We never struggle by ourselves; we seek help from each other and tools around the classroom. Look in our gallery for photographs of our learning.


Keep looking back for more information and learning that we are doing in class!

Summer 1 2020 
The Vikings...Invaders or Settlers? 

This term, we will be finding out all about The Vikings. We will be weighing up the evidence and drawing our own conclusion as to whether the Vikings were invaders or settlers. We will also be looking at dragons, to develop our description and instructional writing. We will be looking at the anatomy of our body and comparing that to the anatomy of a dragon by comparing our skeletons and finding out what different bones do. In art, we will be examining the bayeux tapestry and considering what it can tell us about the Vikings. 

This half term will feel a bit different to others. I will update the 'Learning from Home' page every Friday, ready for the following weeks work. If there are any queries please get in touch with me through the school email address: 

Spring 1 and 2 2020

Who were the Ancient Egyptians?

This term, we will be exploring the theme of 'Who were the Ancient Egyptians?' Within this theme, we will be looking at where Egypt is and what the climate is like there. We will be using history skills to find out what life was like for the Ancient Egyptians. We will be building on our sculpting skills, using clay in art and making Shadufs in DT. We have an exiting term ahead. See the link below for our theme overview.

Autumn 2 2019

'In The Jungle, The Mighty Jungle...'

This half term, we will be continuing our theme of sustainability however we will turn our focus to the rainforests of the world. We will hook the children in by taking a visit to 'The Living Rainforest'. We will be finding out about where the rainforests are and why they are so important to the world. We will look at what the rainforest is used for and what we can do to save the. We will finish our theme by setting up a Rainforest Cafe in which to share our work with parents while providing them with some delicious food made with ingredients from the rainforest. See the link below for our theme overview.


Willow Class had a great school trip to the living rainforest. We even saw the sloth, high up in the tree tops. We learned all about the plants and animals that thrive there and the different resources that the rainforest provides. See out gallery for photographs.


Autumn 1 2019

How Can We Save Our Planet?

Welcome to Year 3! We are going to begin the year by exploring the question...'Can we save the planet?" Through this theme, we will mainly be focussing on geography and art. We will be exploring the local area around us and look at the environmental problems it faces. We will also be looking at how we can change our practises to be more sustainable. We will finish the theme by creating our own environmental themed collages using mixed materials. For the half term curriculum overview, please see attachment below.


Willow Class worked extremely hard on their class worship which they presented to the rest of the school and parents today.

W.C. 7.10.19

We have had a fantastic response to the homework given out at the beginning of the year. The children were given the choice to research a type of pollution. They had to find out what the pollution was, the damage it can cause and what we can do to reduce it. We have had a mixture of powerpoint presentations, artwork and models. The children then had to present them to the rest of the class. Well done Willow Class.