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Welcome back Willow Class,


We hope that you had a wonderful summer and are now well rested and ready to tackle Year 4 and 5, with enthusiasm. Our journey as Epic Explorers has come to an end and we are about to begin a new adventure - as 'Time Travellers'.  Our first historical destination is 'Ancient Egypt' so fasten your seat belts and prepare to travel back thousands of years in time.  Please take a look at the cross-curricular map below to find out what lies ahead.


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                                                                                        Mrs. de Lancey-Wheeler & Mrs. Woodroff

Willow class make ice cream (and learn about states of matter too!)

Teeth - Willow class have been learning about their teeth and how to keep them healthy.

Learning about the digestive system

Elephant documentaries

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Willow class have been learning about how species fit into their habitats and how changes in their habitats can threaten the survival of species. We watched a film about the threats posed to elephants when their habitat is in conflict with farmland and how the International Fund for Animal Welfare helps to move them to safety. Then we made our own documentaries. Some of the larger videos are on our new videos page, which you can get to through a link on the parents information tab.

The Great Escape!

Willow class was investigating air resistance in science. We looked at the way that the shape of an object can increase or decrease the resistance it has to water and air by watching the Bloodhound experiments on the internet. Streamlining an object can decrease its resistance; however, sometimes it is helpful to increase air resistance, for example, when falling from a height. To find out how much air resistance it would take to protect an egg, Willow class designed parachutes to carry their eggs safely from the top of the climbing frame down to the ground. Have a look at the picture to see what happened when we tested them!

Willow's science topic - electricity

Q: What did Willow Class do on the afternoon of Thursday 19th May?

A: They made quiz boxes!

As part of their science topic on electricity, children in Willow class put all their electrical knowledge and design skills to the test to make quiz boxes. Each box poses a question with a choice of answers. Press the button next to your answer and see if the bulb lights up! If the buzzer sounds, you've made a mistake! It was quite a challenge to make sure the circuits were correctly wired and even more of a test to finish the box neatly so that all the workings were hidden away inside. Have a look at the pictures to see how they got on.

Chloe and Rachel's quiz boxKeira's quiz boxAmber and Miriam's quiz boxJordan and Alex's quiz box


Get writing over the weekend or finish off your garden/nature inspired poem, to be handed in on Monday 14th March please, with name and year on the front.


Remember your entry forms should be in on Monday 7th March, if you are entering the competition.

Go on, give it a go!

Toothpaste experiments


For our work on teeth, we carried out some experiments on different makes of toothpaste. These are similar to the experiments carried out by scientists who develop toothpastes for sale in the shops. We tested them for foaminess and taste. We made our tests fair by testing the same amount of toothpaste for the same length of time, and we recorded our results. Have a look at the pictures of our tests!

Our toothpaste experiments