Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Spring Term

Week beginning 15th March 


We have been working very hard this week recapping on some of our previous learning and showing what we can do independently.


In English we continued our work on the UK and have done some sentence writing about the different countries. Also, we wrote a descriptive piece about a journey in a hot air balloon and the things we might see as we look down, trying to include adjectives and linking our sentences with 'and'.


In Maths we finished our work on measurement with a focus on capacity and volume and learnt how to tell if a container is full or empty, nearly full or nearly empty. We also discussed which containers hold the most or least volume.


In Science we did a fun investigation about the sense of smell! We had different pots to smell and had to guess what was inside them! Some smelt lovely but some did not!


During our P.S.H.E. lesson this week we have been thinking about our emotions and feelings and how they make us feel inside and how we show the different emotions on our faces and through our body language. 


In R.E., we have been learning why the Torah is an important part of the Jewish religion and made our own versions of these. 

Week beginning 8th March


It has been lovely to have the children back at school and to see how well they have settled back into the school routine. They have enjoyed seeing and playing with their friends.


We started our week with a chat about how we are feeling about being back and on the whole most are really pleased to be here and have said how much they missed their friends. 


This week in our English lessons, we have linked our work with our Geography topic of the United Kingdom to look at adding labels to maps and writing sentences about the UK. This gave us an opportunity to revisit some of the things we need to remember about writing sentences and get us back into the swing of writing again. The children tried really hard with this work and have remembered quite a few facts about the UK countries and the capital cities. Why not ask them about it!?    


In Maths, we have focused on mass this week and the children have had the opportunity to use balance scales in small group practical lessons, which has meant they needed to remember how to work well in a small group, share equipment and be patient. The children have investigated which objects are heavier or light and they looked  at how much things weigh using non-standard units of measure to balance different objects.  


Our Science has focused on the sense of sight and we went on a sight walk around the playground to spot different things. We talked about the different parts of the eye and looked at the different eye colours we have in our class. We found that more people had brown or blue eyes and not many people have green eyes. 

Hi everybody,


For the next few days during the school closure please keep yourselves busy with reading and practicing your spellings and number bonds. 


Remind yourself about our topic learning, recap about places in the UK and their capital cities and the surrounding seas. You could research a famous landmark that you would like to visit. 


We have allocated some task for the children to do on Purplemash and on Spelling shed. 


Look after yourselves and hope to see you all soon. 



Year One have had a busy few weeks. In our English lessons we have been reading the story Charlie's Superhero Underpants, which the children really enjoyed sequencing and then retelling.  The children were then able to use the same story format to create their own version of the story. In Maths, we have become masters of the number line, using them to add and subtract.  We have also been learning to solve missing number calculations and word problems.  In our Science lessons, we have been learning about the five senses and have a been on a senses walk around the school to see what different thing we could see!  Ask your child what the most unusual thing was that they saw in school.  In History, we have been learning about real-life super heroes and finding out about inventions that changed the world.  Can your child tell you the name of the person who invented the telephone? Next week we will be making sock puppets in DT, if you haven't already, please send your child to school with a plain sock that they can make into a puppet.


Many thanks for all  your support.

Hello everybody! Welcome back to a new term! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for more learning!


The children have had a great start to the term. They are very interested in our new topic, Who's your hero?

They have been writing descriptions about superheroes and villains using some fabulous vocabulary. We have shared some of the children's history homework this week and have been impressed by the things they have found out. Did you know that televisions were in black and white only and there were only 2 channels? (They were a little amazed by this!)

We continue our number work and the practice of the number bonds is certainly paying off so please keep this going. Please check your child's homework folder or bag for a copy of the number bonds to 10 and 20 as we are sending them home for you to keep and support your child in learning them. 

Our history focus this term involves us looking at artefacts so if you have anything you would not mind us borrowing and that the children might be interested in, please send it in and we will take great care of it.