Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Willow Class


Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is with great pleasure that I will be teaching your children this year.  In Willow Class the children will have reached a milestone as they are now Juniors! This year we will build on what they have learnt in Year 2 in Maths and English and they will experience new, exciting topics.

This term’s topic is “Changes in Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age” It is a history topic where we will delve into our ancient historical past. We begin with exploring where this period of history falls on a timeline and we will use our art lessons to explore deeper into what life was like in the Stone Age. 

Our trip this term will be science based as the children explore Forces and Magnets at the Xplore Centre in Wrexham. Here they will try a bridge building workshop and explore the science exhibits. More information will be given at the start of the term.

English will be linked to our science topic and the children will begin creating narratives and explanation texts based on ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. In the second half of the term we will be writing a fable narrative and persuasive text based on the book ‘Fox’ by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks.

In Maths we will be focusing on Place Value to begin with and children will deepen their understanding of numbers up to 1000. We will then move onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Children will be continuously assessed and learning will be adapted to fill any gaps in understanding caused by Covid-19.

As children are now in KS2 it is important more than ever that they continue reading outside of school in order to progress in their reading skills, especially in understanding what they are reading. As per the homework policy please ensure you listen to your child read for at least ten minutes each day – this is a vital step in becoming fluent readers. Please fill out your child’s reading records when you hear them read each night.

What should/shouldn’t your child bring into school?

  • At Oak View Academy we are passionate about becoming Plastic Free, please bring in a re-useable water bottle that has your child’s name on it. 
  • Unless there is a plan in place, please do not send your child in with fiddle/play toys as these cause distractions in class. If you are unsure, please speak to me at school. 
  • The children do not need a pencil case as yet in class, I will let you know if this changes. 
  • Children should have their reading book/diary with them each day in case their book needs to be changed. In KS2 the children can change their own books and can just let me know when they have finished their reading book. 


PE is on Tuesday morning, please ensure they have their PE kit in school, this can be taken home at the end of the week but must be back in in time for PE or your child may not be able to partake in the PE lesson.

Swimming will be on Thursday afternoons this term only.

Mrs Leader will take the class for one hour on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, teaching RE and Maths.

I will always make myself available to discuss your child’s progress and any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to catch me at the end of the day or to arrange another time to meet.

Miss Nadia Notarpippo and Miss Simpson.

Maths curriculum Y3

English Curriculum Y3

Willow Class Blog

17 October 2021

Visits Galore!

This week, Oak Class have been out and about – twice! On Tuesday, we visited Winsford Library as part of Reading Week. Children met with a librarian, had a tour of the library, learnt about everything the service offered and then had the opportunity to explore. Later in the week, children visited Delamere Forest for […]

16 October 2021

Flotsam finders!

This week Sycamore class have enjoyed exploring the story ‘Flotsam’. The children have been adding their own thoughts and ideas around the book due to it being a wordless picture book. The children have re-told the story of the ‘camera’ and have debated about the decisions of some of the characters from the story. Learner […]

16 October 2021

Reading Week in Willow Class.

Willow Class have enjoyed extra time exploring books this week. They even had a ‘surprise reader’ visit the class to read a story. We ventured to the school library to share stories with Year 4 for buddy reading and had a go at some drama activities. Some children have even started their sponsored read! In […]

15 October 2021

Where’s Spot? The Acorns look for Spot

This week in the Acorn Preschool, the children have been exploring positional language through the wonderful story book – ‘Where’s Spot?’ This simple book  develops the children’s understanding of words such as behind, in, inside and under through the loveable character Spot the dog hiding from his mum. We have played some fun games with different […]

11 October 2021

Dealing with our emotions

This half term, Maple Class have been learning about relationships as part of their PSHE. This week, we focussed on emotions and how to deal with our emotions positively. We talked about different strategies, using the zones of regulation. We then had a go at practicing some of these strategies: squeezing hands Asking for a […]

10 October 2021

Acorns love Owl Babies

Over the last couple of weeks, the Acorn Preschool children have shown a real interest in playing with babies. This week the children have explored the story ‘The Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell.  The ‘Owl Babies’ story has really helped the children with developing their listening and attention at story time, as they have been able […]