Willow Newsletter Term 6 – “Let’s Explore… Animals!”

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Dear Parents,

This term, Willow Class’ topic is called ‘Let’s Explore… Animals!’  We are looking animals across the ages and how animals have become extinct, food chains and conservation of animals.  In science, we will be looking at the human digestive system and conducting an experiment about teeth! In literacy, we are going to be creating a biography of a famous animal explorer and creating a journal of animals and their characteristics. In Art, we will be designing and sketching an animal to mould into clay!

Home Learning

Please bring in your projects throughout term 6!

The children can bring in home learning projects about growing this term.  This can be in any form – a PowerPoint, a dance, a song, a poster. It needs to be something that shows what they have learnt about animals. This is voluntary for the children to do.

Reading Please read with your child regularly, even if it is just one page.  Their books and reading records need to be in everyday for 1:1 reading.  You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in the reading diary but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments book.  Your child will be working towards a reward in class for reading 3 times a week.
Spellings We will be sending home weekly spelling investigations.  They will bring home activities to complete linked to the pattern that they are learning. The homework will be sent out on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. This learning will be followed up during literacy lesson and through discrete spelling sessions.
Mathematics Maths homework will now be set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.
Grammar and Punctuation Grammar and Punctuation practice will be sent home on a fortnightly basis (also on a Friday) children will have 2 weeks to complete this task.  This is also due in on Thursday.

Helping to enrich our topics

If anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, they would be gratefully received.


Please can you make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water.

Useful websites during this topic


Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday and Thursday, it is essential that children have their PE kits in school on these days.

Thank you for your continued support.

Please ensure that the correct kit is in school on that day.

Miss Axell

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