Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Spring Term

WB 14.3.22


To celebrate 'The Year of Reading' in Essex we joined, along with lots of other schools, a zoom workshop with Dermot O'Leary. During this workshop he shared with us his new book 'Toto the Ninja cat and the legend of the wild cat'.  We also had the opportunity to watch the illustrator of the book draw a picture of Toto. 

WB 7.3.22


On Thursday we had a Silly Science workshop. It was amazing! A big thank you to Miss Higgs for arranging this wonderful workshop. 

As a part of British Science Week we also created posters based on the theme Growth.


Excitingly, one of our Year 3 children, Jasmina Avida, poster has been selected to be entered in the BSA growth poster competition.


Congratulations Jasmina!


Here are some out our posters:



WB 28.2.22


Today, Thursday 3rd of March, is World Book Day. 

The children have all made a wonderful effort to come to school dressed as their favourite character from a book. 

World Book Day SQUIRT

WB  21.2.22


In English we have been completing our Mayan picture books which we hope to share with the children in Year 5.


We have begun our new Science topic for the half term, Light! Below is a knowledge organiser of what we hope to learn in Science this half term.


On Tuesday 22nd of February some of the Year 3 children wore their Scouts uniforms to school. This was to celebrate Scout Founder's Day.  

WB 31.1.22


On the 4th of February, as a school we celebrated Number Day, to raise money for the NSPCC. 


For Number Day, we participated in lots of fun Maths games and activities. Below are some pictures from the day.  

WB 17.1.22


In English and History we have moved on from focusing on the Stone Age and we have begun looking at how Ancient Egyptians communicated through hieroglyphics. We used ipads to conduct our own research and found out that the Ancient Egyptians invented one of the earliest known writing systems. The symbols they used were called hieroglyphs


In Maths we have been learning to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We found this a little be challenging but are growing in confidence more and more! We have also started to divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. Below are examples of how we work both out. 


In Science, we explored the nutritional values of different foods by gathering information from food labels. We usd  information on some Food Labels Sheets to investigate whether statements, such as 'foods that are high in fat are always also high in salt', were true or false

Multiplying and Dividing a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number

WB 10.2.22


This week in English we continued our focus on The Stone Age Boy. We used some lovely descriptive language and our fantastic imagination to write our own Stone Age Boy inspired narratives.


Furthermore, we designed our own cave paintings to replicate how people from The Stone Age communicated. We learnt that in the Stone Age paints were made from natural materials, such as ground-up coloured rock or charcoal mixed with water, spit or animal fat. 


In Science we sorted foods into food groups and found out about the nutrients that different foods provide. We learnt that the food humans eat can be sorted into 5 main food groups.


In PE we have begun our Gymnastics topic, starting by developing our balancing and travelling techniques. 

Food Groups

Stone Age Cave Paintings

WB 4.1.22


We've had a lovely start to the New Year and Spring Term. 


We have begun our 'It's Good to Talk' topic by looking into the Stone Age and how they communicated. We have been reading The Stone Age Boy in Shared Reading and will be writing our own narrative based off of it next week. 


To develop our understanding of the characters and their feelings we conducted a conscience alley which is picture below. 


In Maths we have carried on brilliantly with our times table knowledge, focusing on the 4 and 8 times tables. 


In science we have begun looking at animals including humans. Below is a knowledge organiser that highlights what we will be learning in science this term.

Animals Including Humans Knowledge Organiser

The Stone Age Boy - Conscience Alley