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Willow Class
Hello and welcome to Willow class' webpage! Here you will be able to keep up to date with everything that is happening in our classroom and follow our learning journey. You will be able to join us as we adjust to life in school and see all the exciting things that we do. Please keep checking in to see what we have been up to!
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P.E Days

P.E days for Willow class this term are Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Class Newsletter

Term 2

Our enquiry: What festivals do we celebrate? 

It's Christmas!


We have had a wonderful last week of term-and a very busy one! We performed our nativity for all the mums and dads and our teachers were so proud of us. We did a fantastic job. We have also had the school disco which lots of us enjoyed-we are very good at our party dances now. We had the school talent show and we really enjoyed watching all th edifferent acts including the teachers dancing! We had Christmas lunch which was so tasty-the teachers singing was not as good though! We also celebrated the end of term with a Christmas assembly, Christingle service and a visit from Santa. We have had an absolutely fantastic term and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 



During our sixth week at school we have entered a very special time for the Catholic Church. Advent! The children have enjoyed learning about what Advent stands for. We have learnt that we are preparing for the birth of Jesus and we know that the Advent Wreath is a symbol of this. We also talked about the sign of the cross and how when we say Father we are talking about God and when we say Son we are talking about Jesus. They enjoyed visiting the church for the Advent service and singing lots of Advent songs. 

We have been doing lots of rehearsals for the Nativity. We are getting better and better and we all tried on our costumes  today. It was a lot of fun! We also had a surprise at the end of our first dress was snowing! We ran outside and all enjoyed jumping in and looking at the snow. It was very cold! We hope you like the video of us enjoying it. 


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The children are enjoying the snow after wokring hard in their dress rehearsal.

Practice makes perfect!


In our fifth week we have been practising for our Nativity play. The children are doing really well and know most of the words and actions. They are sitting beautifully on the stage and they can't wait to share their performance with you all. 

We opened the Christmas Post Office this week and the children have enjoyed using it for role play and sending letters to Santa. 

We have been practising writing our names and we are getting really good. 

We have also been exploring floating and sinking in the outside area. We have made predictions and tested our ideas to see if we are right. 



Our 4th week is over already! We are beginning to prepare for the Nativity play and we have been practising really hard. We are becoming more confident with the words and we can't wait to start practising with KS1. 

This has been our final week looking at the story of the Naughty Bus. We created some beautiful story maps to show off our knowledge of the story. We went out to the main road with Mrs Hopewell to watch the buses and use technology to take pictures of what we saw. It was so much fun! The children then took a great interest in the cameras and took lots of selfies!

We have been working really hard in Maths and have been working on knowing our numerals to 10 and counting to 10. Some of us can count to 20 and above and are adding numbers together! 

We have finished learning our set 1 sounds for phonics and we are now focusing on making sure we are confident to blend simple words together. Miss Gregory os very proud of us all and all we are achieving. 

Children in Need


We have just finished our 3rd week of our 2nd term in Willow Class and we keep working harder and harder! This week we have continued to explore the adventures of the Naughty Bus and make up our own adventures for what he might do next! We have also been working really hard to write our names and we are doing really well! 

In Maths we have been looking at our Numicon 1-10 and our numerals. Today we also realised when playing with the Numicon that 2 smaller numbers can make one bigger number. We orally created number sentences to explain what we had done. 

We have spent the week thinking and talking about kindness as that is the value this term. Some of us have created kindness posters to explain how we can be kind. We also took part in raising money for BBC Children in Need. We all looked fantastic in our spotty costumes and have had lots of spotty fun in class. 

Today we have sadly had to say goodbye to one of the members of Willow Class who is moving away from Bristol. We wish her and her family the best fo luck in the future. Willow class shall miss you! 

Lest we forget


This week we began our new story 'the Naughty Bus'. We have really enjoyed exploring the story and the messy scenes within it! We have helped clean the dirty buses in the playground by running a bus wash and have brought tickets to travel on the buses at the ticket shop. We have made tickets for different journeys and talked about where we would go on the bus. We have created our own buses using a variety of materials and tools and Miss Gregory thinks they are very beautiful! 

As our enquiry this term is festivals and celebrations we have spent some time this week looking at Remembrance  Day. We talked about what Remembrance Day is about and how soldiers fought for us to have free choice ad safety. We talked about all the things we like to do and how it is because of them that we are free to do it. We made some medals to say thank you to all the soldiers on Remembrance day. 

Back with a bang!


For our first week we have jumped right back in to getting on with our learning! We have been learning about Hinduism and the story of Rama and Sita. We have looked at it's link to the Hindu festival Diwali. We have all remembered the story really well and produced some beautiful story maps to retell it. We are even beginning to label our story maps using word mats and our sounds. We learnt about how the festival Diwali is celebrated and created firework pictures in response to our new knowledge. We have also looked at Rangoli patterns which are a big part of the Hindu culture in India. We created our own Rangoli patterns in class. They are so beautiful! 

All the children have been given books this week. Please read these with your children and enjoy them. 

Term 1

Our enquiry: Myself
This term we are starting our school journey here at Our Lady of Lourdes. We have decided to use this term of transition to get to know each other and share information about ourselves. We will be talking about what makes us special, what we like and dislike, who is in our family and special features of ourselves. We are going to create paper plate versions of ourselves and talk about them with others. We will share pictures of our family with each other and learn about what a family is. We will learn that all families are special and they are all different-every family shall be celebrated.

Our first term at big school!


This has been our seventh and final week of term 1! We have done so much this term and Miss Gregory is very proud of all the fantastic work we have done this term. This week we were able to retell the story of Arrrghhh Spider! without any props and remembered all the key phrases and more! Miss Gregory was very impressed. We are getting better and better at writing our names and try our best to write them on all our work. We are doing well with reading and have been trying hard to use our sounds to write some simple words. We have worked really hard on shapes this term and we have all improved in our knowledge of shapes. We now love to build with them, draw them and talk about them. We also like to sing about them! We have also been working on more and less and our counting skills are getting really good. We can now remember the school prayers and all try really hard to join in. We are all confident with the story of creation and can tell everyone about all the things that God made. We have worked really hard this term and we think our achievements show this. Thank you for keeping up with our journey in Willow class and we wish everyone a happy half term! 



During week 6 we have been reading a new book all about a spider who would like nothing more than to be the family pet. The children have really enjoyed the story and have been enjoying acting out parts of the story and reciting lines they know. We have made spiders out of playdough and pipe cleaners to help us develop out motor skills. The children have also been counting spiders on webs and working out which group has more and which group has less. We are getting very good at being able to tell if something is more or less. Why don't you ask us and see? We are getting better and better at remembering our sounds and lots of us are reading words now. Miss Gregory is very proud of us! 


Silly old fox doesn't he know? There is no such thing as a Gruffalo!


This week we have continued exploring the story of the Gruffalo. We went for a walk in the deep, dark wood and acted out the story in the woods with puppets we had made in class. We explored counting objects and matching numerals to them this week. Some of us have written our first words and sentences this week and Miss Gregory is very proud of all of us and our hard work! We are also getting very good at remembering our sounds thanks to all our parents helping us at home. Some of us are reading words too! Why don't you try us at home? 

We went to church for the first time this week and we were all really well behaved. We enjoyed being with the rest of the school and celebrating Harvest. We are ready for a nice weekend now! 

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Oh help, Oh no, it's a Gruffalo!

This week we have been learning about a mouse who took a stroll through the deep, dark wood! We have made puppets and masks and acted out the story in our interactive story display area. We have learnt that the mouse is clever and tricked all the other animals. We have all done a great job remembering key parts of the story and joining in with the story at story time. 

We have also been learning about 2D shapes. We went on a shape walk to see what shapes we could find around school. We also made animals from the Gruffalo out of 2D shapes. 

Our Year 6 buddies came and played with us on Wednesday afternoon and we had a fantastic time getting to know them. They will be visiting us regularly and helping to look after us in school. 

First full time week!

This week has been our first full time week at big school! We have done an amazing job at working hard to follow rules and look after the classroom. We have begun learning our sounds this week with the help of Fred the frog. Our first five sounds we have learnt are m, a, s, d, t. Why don't you see how good we are at our sounds at home?

We have also been learning about Numbers through Number of the Day which we enjoyed very much!

We went on a walk this week to talk about God's creation and see what we could spot that he created.

We also talked about becoming purple learners. We discussed what helps us become good learners and things that might stop us being good learners. We are going to display our ideas in the classroom to help remind us of the good choices we can make to help us in our learning.