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Coding in Year 6

Violet Class have been learning coding - programming instructions written for computers, websites and apps and now part of the Computing National Curriculum - on a software new to school called Discovery Education Coding. This software…

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Maths No Problem

The new approach to teaching mathematics continues to be popular and having an impact in our classrooms. The Maths No Problem approach to learning maths mastery encourages collaboration, proving answers in multiple ways and solving…

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Glockenspiels

At Willow Lane we are proud of our broad curriculum and within the wider curriculum is the teaching of music. At our school, as well as lessons as a class (learning composition, using music software and handling a range of instruments)…

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Descriptive Writing

Within their topic 'Sparks Might Fly!', Blue Class have been reading Philip Pullman's great book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. They used scenes of the firework workshop to write using descriptive writing. Not only did the children…

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Halloween Disco

Thank you to the PTFA for organising not one but two spooky discos one after the other. The children enjoy dressing up for these events and it was great to be able to hold it on Halloween so that children could then go trick or treating…

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Buddhist Temple

Indigo Class enjoyed a fascinating visit to the Manjushri Kadampa Buddhist Temple in Ulverston to learn and understand more about the ideas and beliefs of others. We were given a guided tour by a Buddhist monk, who also led a…

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Sparks May Fly

This half-term, linking with our topic of ‘Sparks May Fly’ where we have investigated and learned about electricity, Blue Class have researched and designed our own steady hand games. We have worked together to figure out how the…

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Food Glorious Food

Indigo Class have been very busy this term learning about food production and seasonal ingredients. They have all followed a recipe to make a healthy seasonal dish of roasted butternut squash, kale and goats' cheese pasta with an apple…

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Our great local area

Yellow Class have been out to look at the History and Geography of our local area as part of our cross curricular topic. We walked up to the castle and studied its features and then created a sketch of it including turrets, a…

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Reading an engaging book!

At Willow Lane, our children enjoy having the opportunity to read great books. We have an extensive library of quality reads which we add to each year and these books are borrowed by children to read both in school and at home. As well…

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