All year, the children have been working hard to learn their times tables and they have done really well! As you can see from our times tables displays, many of the children have climbed through the different challenge levels and have really enjoyed it. Children – please continue to practise over the holidays, and parents please encourage them to do so! They have worked really hard and it would be a shame for them to forget them all and have to start again in September! Well done Year 3 🙂
Last Friday, Year 3 went to Blackpool Zoo for the day as part of our topic, Predator. There were lots of fantastic things for us to see and do there, including Sea Lion shows and dentistry classes. Here’s what some of our Year 3 children had to say:
“I learnt a lot about nutrition and dentition with different animals. My favourite part of the trip was looking at different animal skulls and discovering why they are so different.” – Alex, 3P
“My favourite animal was the penguin because they were just SO cute!” – Kyle, 3W
“On the trip, I discovered that a sea lions’ teeth are black because they eat lots of oily fish that sticks to their teeth. I found it strange that this was a sign of a healthy diet!” – Mikey, 3P
We all really enjoyed learning about Peru and had lots of fun playing the instruments and dressing up.
Year 4 had a great time today learning about Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. We started off learning a bit about the geography and culture of Spain. After that we looked at the tomato festival where people throw tomatoes at each other in a Spanish town for an hour. All the children said that they would like to go some day!
We were also lucky enough to have a man from Peru come in and tell us about his country. He brought in some traditional Peruvian clothes for the children to wear and instruments for them to play. One of the instruments was a donkey’s jaw bone!
We spent the afternoon learning about Spanish artist Picasso and the children drew pictures in his style.
Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as the children enjoyed taking part!
Today is Willow Tree Primary School’s ‘Spanish Day’, where we come together to celebrate all things Spanish and learn about the Spanish culture, it’s traditions and it’s history.
We started the day with a Spanish themed assembly – fue muy bueno! Take a look at some of the pictures below and stay tuned for more throughout the day.
Today Year 6 spent the day at Blackpool Pleasure Beach as a reward for their behaviour and all their hard work this year.
The children got to go on lots and lots of rides, many of them experiencing roller coasters for the first time ever.
Thankfully the rain stayed away, but this didn’t stop the children (and Miss Wilkinson) from getting absolutely soaked on the Valhalla ride.
It has been a very tiring but extremely fun day.
Today, pupils from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 visited Manchester Climbing Centre as part of our annual Sports Enrichment week.
The pupils worked really well as a team helping ensure each other was safe, and many even made it all the way to the top!
The children really enjoyed themselves, and already looking forward to next years Sports Enrichment Week for another go.
Further information about Indoor Rock Climbing can be found here;
Over the past few weeks, the children in year 6 have been busy, writing, drafting, editing, producing and illustrating short adventure stories.
They have worked so hard and the end results are simply amazing. Take a look at some of the finished story books below.
Last week several pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 represented Willow Tree in the annual swimming gala at Clarendon Leisure Centre.
The children were fantastic and came 3rd overall. Well done to all the children involved and a big thank you to Mrs Scott and Mrs Holloway for accompanying the children to this competition. The pupils were a true credit to the school, displaying superb behaviour.
Over this past week, pupils at Willow Tree have taken on The Daily Mile challenge. Our aim is to try and keep fit and healthy as well as improve our focus in class. Schools all over the country are taking part and we didn’t want to be left out!
We set a target of 1 mile (12 laps of the playground) every day, and pupils can either walk, jog or run this distance. Have a look at how we got on!
Mr Payne and Miss Wade
(for more info, visit http://thedailymile.co.uk)