Willow Welcome to Willow’s Class Page Willow Class is where our children begin their important journey through Vernham Dean Gillum’s Primary School. Pond Dipping! We had a wonderful time pond dipping in our school pond this morning! We found loads of interesting wildlife including water louse, pond skaters and bloodworms. We loved it! Summer Term Communication Letter Summer 2017 communication letter Willow’s Vegetables We were inspired by reading ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ to create our own vegetable garden. We worked hard to design and plant our vegetable patch and we wrote some fantastic versions of the story. Easter Egg Hunt! Willow had lots of fun hunting for eggs! Albert and Scarlett found the special golden egg! Christening the new oven! Willow made biscuits this week and our lovely friend Mrs Ward came in to help us. We were the first class to cook using the new oven! Fun in Willow again this week! Lots of super playing and learning taking place. We explored musical instruments, went pond dipping for tadpoles, made up some fabulous games with props (check out the shower!), wrote and much more… Understanding the World Willow have been looking at how environments might vary from one another. Here are their beautiful pictures made using colours that reflect the environment that they were thinking about. World Book Day Chinese New Year We had a wonderful time learning about Chinese New Year. We loved eating Mrs Ward’s delicious Chinese food that she very kindly cooked for us! Andy Murray on TV! Willow were inspired by the arrival of a large cardboard box in class. The box became a (very sparkly) TV, with remote control and Harry decided that the tennis was on and Andy Murray was playing. What’s been happening in Willow this week? Willow children have been busy and happy in their learning. Spring Term Home Communication Letter Spring 2017 Communication Letter Aliens Love Underpants Willow loved reading ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ and we were then inspired to make our own alien Bob by doing a beautiful collage. We then wrote some super captions and sentences about underpants and used the paint program on the computer to design underpants! Happy New Year from Willow Class! New Year – Learning about the Seasons Willow have had a busy first week of term. We have been learning about the Seasons and the months of the year, making calendars and enjoying Winter with a Winter walk and more ice exploration. Do you like our ice sculpture? Happy Christmas from Willow Wonderful Willow Writers! Decorating the Christmas Tree More Ice Exploration! We have loved playing and exploring outdoors this week as it has been so frosty and icy! We have been scientists exploring what happens to water in different shaped containers and containers made of different materials. We have had a lot of fun! Visit to Marwell Zoo We had a wonderful day at Marwell Zoo and we loved seeing all of the amazing animals. Ice Exploration The weather forecast was for a frosty night. We put water in the water tray and left it overnight to see what would happen. We were very curious and we enjoyed using our senses to explore the result! We are getting really good at our writing! Learning about Divali We have been learning about the Hindu festival of Divali in Willow this week. We used clay to make divas (lamps) and decorated them beautifully. Playing and Exploring in the Wet Sand Busy and Happy in Willow Elmer Again! Do you like our Elmers that we have made? We love them! Can you guess what we used to make them? Planting Bulbs We had lots of fun planting bulbs! We will now look forward to seeing the daffodils come up in the Spring. Harvest We have been preparing for our Harvest Festival Service at the church. We all helped to make this lovely collage of a Big Red Combine Harvester. We know a song about a combine harvester too! Elmer Maths We made Elmer using multilink. We counted how many different colours we used. Welcome to our Mud Kitchen! What’s on the menu today?