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Willow Class

Willow Class Home Learning Page 


Hello Willow, I hope everyone is keeping safe at home. I know you have had a work pack sent home to complete, but I just thought I would put on some practical activities to try at home too! These should be fun and enjoyable.

I would love to see some pictures of what you have completed! Once I receive these I will add them to our class page.


Joyeux Nouvel an chinois!!!!

The Chinese New Year starts today, Friday February 12th 2021.  It is the Year of the Ox.

The start date of the Chinese New Year is determined by the lunar calendar, the holiday falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice on December 21. 

Celebrations last up to 16 days, but only the first 7 days are considered a public holiday (February 11th–17th, 2021).  Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20% of the world, and is the most important holiday in China. During Chinese New Year, red is the most popular colour in China, because people believe that this colour will bring good fortune and scare away evil spirits. Red envelopes are filled with money and given as gifts during Chinese New Year celebrations. 

In Chinese culture, the lion symbolizes power, wisdom, and superiority. People perform lion dances at Chinese festivals or big occasions to bring good fortune and chase away evil spirits. The lion dance is one of the most important traditions at Chinese New Year. It is performed to bring prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. The lion dance is also a way to create a festive atmosphere and bring happiness.  The dragon dances an ancient traditional Chinese dance usually performed during Chinese New Year that is said to scare away evil spirits. The dragon dance dates back to the Han Dynasty, 206 AD-220 AD. Back then, the dance was used in a ceremony to worship ancestors and pray for rain. Today, the dance is mostly performed for entertainment. You can see this performance all over the world where Chinese New Year is celebrated. 



This is how to say Happy New Year in Chinese

新       年         快       乐 

Xin         nian           kuai         le!


Here are some colouring pages for you.


Books are amazing!

Click on the document below and chose a book.  Click on the book and it will be read out aloud to you.


Music is a big part of everyday life.  We can find it everywhere.  Here is a website that you can log onto and have lots of fun.


You can register on the Big Schools Birdwatch 2021 website and submit your results.  The website is

Have a look at the garden bird checklist below and see what birds visit your garden or yard.

I have also included a bird feeder recipe for you to have a go at.


Have a look at the Mystery castle Game below.  You need to become detectives and solve the clues.  This is a really fun way of doing so math work whilst enjoying yourself.


I know you all really enjoy baking, so below are a couple of easy recipes for you to have a go at with someone at home.  You could take a picture of what you make and send them to Mr Earl and myself.


Below is a worksheet for you to have a go at completing with someone at home.  You could explore different ways of how we communicate with each other.


As we have been looking at Space and the Planets, below there is a fact finder for you to have a go at.


This morning you can have a go at this emoji code breaker and the Solar system code breaker.  Have fun. 

Design a planet 


Can you design and create a planet of your own? What colour, size and shape will it be? Will it have moons or rings?


I thought this might be interesting for you to follow on Friday.

the schedule is as follows:


10.00am   -   Andean Bears

11.00am   -   Short - Clawed Otters

12.00pm   -   Brilliant Bugs

13.00pm   -   Sloths


Have a look at the comprehension worksheets below.  Chose which level is best suited to you and have a go.


Have a look at this simple way to keep fit whilst at home.  You could do it with others at home or on your own.

Design an Alien


Try drawing your own alien - you can show it to us on zoom!


Also, think about what 10 things you would want to take into space... 

Weather Activities


Morning Class, here are a few more activities for you that are linked with the weather for you to have a go at.  Have fun

Have a look at these super writing worksheets.  There are 3 different levels.  Choose which level you think is right for you and have a go.
Morning Willow Class,  as we have been doing work on the weather I thought we could expand our knowledge a little further.  Below are some work sheets for you to do whilst you are learning from home.  There is also an experiment for you to have a go at. Have a go at either drawing or painting a picture of todays weather.

Snowball Smash - Tables 


Practise your current tables target then explore the other maths challenges on this great game:


You can send me a photo or screen grab of your best score!

Mathsframe username: moorhey

password: maths123

Junk Modelling - Rockets 


I would like you to design and build a rocket or spaceship and give it a name. 

Take a picture and send it in so I can see your work. Also, it will be good practise for the robots we will be making in school next week!

Rocket Ideas :)

ReadTheory: Reading comprehension exercises — personalized & adaptive.

I have attached the login details below so the children can practise at home. Please encourage them to login two or three times a week for ten minutes. 

Willow ReadTheory Logins

Snowflake Craft


Try making paper snowflakes. They look good hung on strings in the window! Watch the tutorial below then try it yourself! 

Winter Themed Activities 


I have attached some winter themed activities below for you to print out - if you have the capability - and try at home. Unfortunately, with school being closed this week I am unable to send out paper versions. 

Home Learning- Pirates and Treasure Island