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Puberty Talks

Children in Years 5 and 6 have had workshops about puberty as part of our new Health and Relationships Education. These sessions, separate for boys and girls, were well led by experienced staff from Coram Life Education (the same team…

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United Utilities

Year 4 enjoyed an insightful, engaging and fact filled session with staff from United Utilities. This creative approach to learning fit with their geography and science based topic on water. It looked at the water cycle, water usage…

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Minibeast Puppets

Yellow Class have had a fantastic week making Creepy Crawly Minibeast hand puppets. First, we looked at some examples and shared what we liked and did not like. Next, we designed our own and planned what we would use to make our puppets…

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World Bee Day

At Willow Lane we have been learning about the importance of bees in the role they play in pollinating many of our plants - both flowers and food. On World Bee Day (https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/), we have learnt about the role we can…

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Jungle Art

What wonderful pieces of art our children have produced as part of their science and geography rich topic The Rainforest. Indigo Class have been influenced by the artist Henri Rousseau to create vivid green background scenes of the…

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Bee Day in Yellow Class

On World Bee Day we had a brilliant time! Mr MacKinnon came in and showed us a bee hive and also brought lots of special equipment. We learnt lots about the bees habitat. Mr MacKinnon told us that this was a man-made habitat but bees…

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Flowers for Bees

As part of our eco approaches at Willow Lane, the School Council are involved in a number of initiatives including introducing classroom recycling again following changes due to the pandemic, planting an oak tree for nature and sourcing…

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Bring Yer Wellies

Yellow Class had a fantastic time on our trip to Bring Yer Wellies (https://www.bringyerwellies.co.uk/) this week! We learnt lots about plants and each planted a peppermint and spearmint plant. We even learnt a recipe for making mint…

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STEM in Year 6

On Tuesday morning, Year 6 had a visit from Dr. Irene Wise, who is an engineer and lecturer from Lancaster University. We conducted three different activities using our knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths…

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F1 Cars

What exciting Science and DT learning has been going on in Indigo Class this week. The children have been learning about different mechanisms in DT and combined it with their science electricity knowledge to construct F1 cars. Whilst…

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