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  • Woodcote Primary School,
  • Reading Road, Woodcote,
  • Reading, RG8 0QY

Y6 - Willow

Welcome To Willow Class


The Willow Class Team: Mrs Marie Wornham & Mrs Julie Jones

Class 2019-20

Creating our class book
Restless Earth presentations
Courage was in abundance at the Year 5/6 Football Tournament and we were very proud of all our pupils taking part.  Congratulations goes to our B team who won the tournament.
Helping to run a Biscuit Decorating Fundraiser for the Australian Bush Fire Fund.
What a fabulous afternoon learning all about Chromatography.  A huge thank you to Mrs Gupta for volunteering her time to come into school and for making our Science lesson really interesting, we had great fun carrying out our investigation.

Cooking Winter Soup - it was rather tasty.

During 'Healthy Week' we wanted to check which, if any, of our snacks were healthy. Whilst we learnt that some were healthy as part of a balanced diet, we were rather shocked by the amount of sugar in some of them. Come and ask us what we found out.

Learning how to add fractions.
This week our focus has been on creating our school newspaper; working hard on our typing skills.  Our sub-editors are supporting their fellow pupils well.

Our amazing Cross-Country runners.  County Champions 2019!


We used our Fitbits and other Heart rate measuring devices to measure our heart rates to see what happens to it when we exercise.
It was fabulous to spend some time with the local villagers who we had delivered Harvest boxes to earlier in the school year.  We enjoyed making cakes for them and serving them tea and coffee.  They told us some fabulous stories about what school was like back in their day.  One villager even brought a WW1 medal in for us to hold, we had never held one before.  We shall remember those stories forever.
A massive 'Thank you' to Rob, Rachel and Duncan from South Central Ambulance Service for volunteering their time to come and talk to us about being paramedics.  We learnt so much and had lots of fun exploring the ambulance.  

Oxford Schools Challenge 2019

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After a beautiful Harvest service in church we were very excited to deliver the Harvest boxes to the local community. We met some lovely people and have invited them to visit us for a cup of tea and a chat about school days in November.

Creating nets in Maths to cover our Harvest boxes

Science investigation - Do the pupils with the longest legs jump furthest? Come and ask us the answer

Working on our computer skills

Class of 2018-19

Another great Open Afternoon.  The pupils enthusiasm for their Greek projects shone through and loved sharing what they had created with so many of you.  Thank you for all the support at home as well as in school.

It's not every day that Andy Instone from Urban Strides comes to visit your class. We loved learning some new dance moves.

We will remember them!

We learnt lots at the Rail Safety assembly.  Ask us long a new GWR train is.
What a fabulous Open Afternoon!  It was lovely to share what we have learnt about Hinduism with so many of you, thank you for your support.

Learning Outside of the Classroom

Thank you to the Langtree Year 7's who came and explained how Secondary School works to our Year 6s

Making and delivering Harvest boxes

In Science we're learning how to classify living things.  We hunted around the front garden and school to see what we could find.  There were lots of insects and plants and a few spiders too!
We didn't know how to sort this!

A few of our activities so far .....

Enjoying our first breakfast together since SATs

Barbury Castle on the Ridgeway - a little art lesson before heading off to our residential

Andy Goldsworthy themed artwork

Practising our musical theatre

Celebrating World Book Week in the snow!

Learning about how light travels in our Science lessons

The question was: can you bend light?

Looking at states of matter and making rockets for Science week


Raising the Roof on the O2

What a great way to spend a Friday, singing at the O2 with over 7700 other pupils and teachers.  The Young Voices Choir sounded amazing as we ran through our repertoire of songs.  A huge thank you to all the parents who came and supported us in the evening.

Dancing, Acting, Performing, Cooking and a few Fractions.

What a week!  Not only have we been practising our recital of 'The Jabberwocky' for Sharing assembly but we have also begun our Musical Theatre sessions, learning both a dance sequence and how to act, as part of our PE lessons.  Pupils have also been busy in the kitchen creating a stunning soup to warm us up on these cold winter days.  As well as all of the measuring skills they have learnt whilst cooking, we have continued to develop our fraction knowledge (helped by the occasional chocolate bar).

Welcome back and Happy 2018!

We have begun to learn 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll.  We had great fun thinking what this nonsense poem might be about and using our knowledge of language to unpick it.  We are now going to put actions to our recital.

Groovy Greeks are Great Success!

After studying Ancient Greece for the Autumn term, Willow class set up and ran our very own museum to show case all of the fabulous work we have created.  Parents and pupils from the other classes came to visit and experience the exhibits.  This included: an archaeological dig, a theatre production of the story of 'The Seasons', fashion advice on how to wear your Chiton this year, how to build the best temple, what's trending in the world of food, how to row a trireme efficiently, which Gods and Goddesses are in vogue with Zeus, the best pottery designs, how to survive mythological creatures and how education can help you avoid crime and punishment. 

Fun in the snow

It's not every day that you get to build snowmen and snow caves with your class, it was great fun.

PE Fitness Session with Year 4

Willow decided to use their new Playleader skills to put Rowan class through their paces in a fitness session.  Everyone had fun and we learnt lots about teaching sports and our own fitness levels.

How Healthy is Your Diet?

We have been looking at keeping our bodies, and minds, healthy in Science and measured out how much sugar there is in some of our foods.  We were rather shocked by the amount of sugar there is in a bottle of flavoured water.  This information has helped us make some important choices about what we eat and drink.

We will remember them!

Year 6 were proud to recite John McCrae's 'In Flanders Fields' poem as part of our school memorial service on Friday.  We were joined by Reverend Linda, who helped us place the wreaths we had made, and said a prayer for all of those lost to conflict.  Our wreath was made by creating a small poppy out of our fingerprints.  We then added any family names, or photos of family members, who had fought or had died in conflicts.

A little visitor came to school so we've created a nice, safe and warm place for him to spend the winter

Running a mile!

We've begun our Mile a Day running.  Our aim is to get fitter and faster so we've timed ourselves and aim, over a Term, to get quicker!

Coding Animations

Using our Coding skills, we have created animations based on Ancient Greek myths.  Firstly, we looked at, and then wrote, scripts in our English sessions. We then used a program called 'Scratch' to make our animations. This week we were able to show our finished films in assembly.  If you would like to see them, come and visit Willow class.

Gardening Day

Willow pupils joined the rest of the school in helping to make the school grounds ready for Winter.  There was weeding, planting, tidying, moving flowerbeds and pruning to mention a few activities.  Thank you to the parents who donated bulbs and bedding plants, we look forward to the wonderful display they will make in the Spring.

A Ramble for Children in Need

16th October  - What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, walking around the beautiful countryside of Woodcote and raising money for a fabulous Charity too.

A massive thank you to the Year 7s from Langtree who came back to Woodcote to tell us what Secondary School is like and how they're getting on.


A wonderful but very busy week.  We thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the beautifully written thank you cards and emails from the residents of Woodcote, who we had delivered Harvest boxes to.  It was great to hear that all the produce they received will be put to such good use.


We also spent time outdoors looking at, and trying to catch, insects and plants so that we can sort them into the various Kingdoms in Science.  We learnt the Scientific names for many of the creatures we found and also for a lion, although we didn't find one of these!

Harvest 2017

Covering donated shoe boxes
Decorating the shoe boxes
On our way to church
Sharing all the donations into the boxes
Delivering the boxes around Woodcote

Superstan saves the day - Year 5/6 play wows audiences

Year 6 Residential June 2017

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  • Woodcote Primary School,
  • Reading Road, Woodcote,
  • Reading, RG8 0QY