Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Willow Class


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Willow Class have worked incredibly hard in the Autumn Term and have been eager to expand their knowledge and do their very best. Spring term is shorter but packed full of new learning that I know the children will enjoy.

The theme in the Spring term 1 is Rivers, Seas and Oceans, and in Spring term 2 Vocanoes and Mountains, both geography based topics. In Art we will be exploring the artwork of Alma Thomas and create bright abstract paintings of our own. In DT in Spring 2 we will begin to use needles and sewing techniques to create a class tapestry with the theme of volcanoes.

In maths we will continue with multiplication and division and then move on to money, measurement and fractions. In English we will be looking at a variety of texts and we will try and expand our vocabulary knowledge. Reading at home everyday will help with this. Good readers make good writers!

Like last term, homework will be set each Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. You can help with homework but please do not do it for your child. Please fill out your child’s reading records when you hear them read each night.  All children should have their reading record in their book bags, please ask your child to collect it from school if it is left in class. (Homework is extremely important. Please refer to the Oak View homework policy for more information regarding homework.)


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.


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. 


  • Mrs Leader will continue to teaching the class RE an afternoon per week.
  • PE is TBD and I will let you know the days at the start of term, so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school and it’s washed each half term.

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

15 May 2022

Deathly Rituals

This week Willow Class learnt all about the significance of the river Nile to the Egyptians and how they believed the god Hapi bright the floods to ensure a good harvest. We continued our Egyptian learning into art where they began their creation of Egyptian death masks! In English the children finished off their innovations […]

15 May 2022

A busy week for Year 6…

This week, Year 6 has been working extremely hard to complete their SATs! We are all so amazed by not only their hard work, but their resilience and attitude each day when coming into school. We finished the week with an exciting rewards trip to the cinema to watch Fantastic Beasts- Ask a member of […]

13 May 2022

Shell structure construction

Wow. What a busy week for Sycamore class. Sycamore class have been doing daily practice of their times tables. Each day they are becoming quicker at retrieving their times tables up to 12×12. The children have been in daily battles Teacher Vs Sycamore. Today, Sycamore class finished their final product completing our DT unit based […]

08 May 2022

Wonderful Watercolour

This week, Hawthorn Class have been learning some different watercolour techniques in preparation for creating a landscape painting. In English, they have been writing a survival narrative – using our vehicle text ‘The Lost Book of Adventures’ as inspiration. In Maths, Hawthorn Class have been introduced to percentages – using knowledge of fractions and decimals […]

08 May 2022

Artists in the Making!

This week Cedar class have been very busy. In Maths we have been finishing off our unit on place value to 50 by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In English the children have begun planning their own return stories based off the story of The Secret of Black Rock. In Art, the children have […]

08 May 2022

Outdoor Computing!

We have been doing some very exciting physical computing- We looked at how messages are transmitted by creating messages to pass to friends across the playground and how they are broken up as they are transferred. In English, we have been planning and writing an Endurance story, all about the journey of Shackleton across to […]