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St Matthew's CE Primary School

Faith • Respect • Achievement • Friendship

Willow

Welcome to Willow Class 2021-2022

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 the tools around the classroom. 

Use the links to the right of this page to access your homework through 'TT Rockstars', 'Oxford Owl' and 'Spelling Shed'. You can also look in our gallery for photos of our learning. Read below to find out what we are learning each term. 

Summer 1: What is electricity? 

Values: Media       Creativity       Resilience

We will begin our half term with an RE week which focusses on 'People of God'. We will explore the story of Noah and the Flood and look at the qualities that God saw in him. We will then move on to the main focus of our unit which in electricity. The children will explore what electricity is and that electrical devices need electricity to work. They will look at circuits and make circuits. They will then use the skills that they have learned to design and create their own electrical device following a given criteria. We hope that we will be able to create a scene museum for parents to visit to end out topic. See below for our full curriculum and a breakdown of what the children will experience this half-term. 

Spring Term: Who were the Ancient Egyptians? 

VALUES: ACHIEVEMENT       BELIEF        POWER

This term, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We will begin by finding out about Egypt. Then we will take a trip back in time and explore who the Ancient Egyptians were. We will explore how they lived, their social hierarchy and why they built the pyramids. As part of our DT we will look at structures and how to make a shaduf. Our artwork will be using class to make different canonic jar designs. We are really excited about this term's learning. See below for our full curriculum and a breakdown of what the children will experience this half-term. 

Autumn 2: Should we save the rainforests? 

VALUES: RESPECT       BEAUTY      SUSTAINABILITY

This half term, we will be learning all about the tropical rainforests of the world. We will look at the location of them on a global level and explore how they are structured. We will compare them to the forests that we have in the United Kingdom as well as explore their importance. We will look at which foods are grown within the rainforests and use these to develop our own recipes. Within science, we will be learning about how environmental changes affect different habitats and how human activity can significantly affect the environment. We will be incorporating a trip to 'The Living Rainforest' this half-term so that the children can experience what a tropical rainforest is like. See below for our full curriculum and a breakdown of what the children will experience this half-term. 

Autumn 1: How Can We Save Our Planet? 

VALUES: COMMUNITY         RESPONSIBILITY        CHOICE

This half-term, we will be learning about the United Kingdom, the countries and cities within it and exploring the physical and human aspects of it. We will also be exploring our local area. We will be finding out about the harm that humans are doing to the planet and what we can do as individuals to help. See below for our topic overview showing what we will be learning within each subject.