Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Spring Term

W.B. 11.3.24


This week in English, we wrote some hilarious character descriptions for our stories, based on the style of Anne Fine. We also listened to the story of Diary of a Killer Cat which we thoroughly enjoyed. Here is a link to an online version of the story if you wish to read it at home: 




In Geography, we learnt the 8 points of a compass. Next week, we will be looking at map grid references.



In art, we have begun painting a watercolour sky and cutting out a silhouette of either London or Paris. Next week, we will be using paper mechanics to create a moving feature to our skylines. 



W.B. 4.3.24


In Geography this week, we looked at the flags of Europe. We played a fun, exciting and engaging game of Top Trumps with a range of European flags. Here's us playing:





In maths, we have been looking at fractions. We explored unit and non-unit fractions and counting beyond 1. 


In English, we have written persuasive letters requesting a school trip to Paris! 


On Thursday, we had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day. We spent the morning creating our own class bedtime stories, we then drew beautiful pictures of different books' settings, lastly we got to enjoy reading with some of the reception children.






Here is us being visited by Mabel during story time and hot chocolate!




On Friday, we made some beautiful Mother's Day cards for Sunday. Here are some examples:



WB 19.2.24


In English, we completed our leaflets all about Parisian landmarks. They were all wonderful and gave lots of interesting facts about the landmarks.


In maths, we looked at metres and kilometres and how to convert between the 2. We then learnt how to find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes and missing lengths of rectilinear shapes.



Here is a link to BBC bitesize if you would like to see further information on finding the perimeter of shapes:


In science this week, we got to see the results of our egg experiment! Here is what happened to our eggs:





WB 5.2.24


This week in English we began our research all about Parisian Landmarks. This information will be used next week in our persuasive leaflets. We found out lots of amazing facts and information about the landmarks. Later on in the week we converted our research into wonderful paragraphs. 




In maths, we concluded our multiplication and division topic with using the formal written method to divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number. To further extend our knowledge, we then completed a range of 1-step and 2-step word problems.


In Art, to continue our learning on European landmarks, we created amazing sculptures. Here are some lovely examples of our sculptures:




In Science, we have prepared an experiment to test what different drinks do to our teeth. We are excited to see what happens next week!




In computing, we began our new topic; Scratch. We explored moving the sprites and changing their orientation. Here is an example of one of our sprites moving: 







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WB 29.1.24


This week we have been carrying on our learning of division in maths. We have progressed into using the expanded formal method for a 3-digit divided by a 1-digit and next week we will be practicing the formal written method.


In English, we have completed our wonderful buddy stories. We had to be careful to ensure we stayed in present tense throughout and were using third person. We used lots of lovely language and a technique called 'show not tell'.




On Friday, we had an amazing day! Firstly, we were celebrating NSPPC's Number Day. Where we had a fun-filled day full of maths activities and games.





In the afternoon, we were lucky enough to be visited by Deben Park, who set up an amazing obstacle course race. We enjoyed competing and we were proud of everyone who gave it a go.




In PE, we begun practicing cartwheels. Here is some of our progress:




Cartwheel 1

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Cartwheel 2

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Cartwheel 3

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WB 22.1.24


This week, in maths, we have been learning how to divide in different ways. We used partitioning and the formal written method, also known as the 'bus stop' method.




In English, we have begun writing our Buddy Stories, based on 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne. We have had to work hard on keeping it written in present tense and third person.


In science, we have been learning how to name, identify and explain the functions for parts of the human digestive system. This week, we conducted an experiment to see the digestive system in action.





This week, we had an exciting Friday, filled with pizzas! We spent the morning making pizza dough from scratch and in the afternoon we rolled our our dough and added our pizza toppings.






Earlier in the week, we planned a Buddy Story, based on the book 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne.


Additionally, we have continued learning column multiplication but we have progressed to multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. 




WB 8.1.24


In maths, we have continued looking at multiplication. We explored both the formal and expanded formal written method. 




In English, we wrote wonderful cinquain poems and then typed them up using a range of fonts, colours and sizing to express an emotion. 




In art this week we used art to convey feelings, expression or movement. We did this by striking a pose to represent an emotion and tracing it. Afterwards, we used colours to express the emotions we had chosen.