Staplegrove Church School

'That they may have life, life in all its fullness' John 10:10

Willow Class 2019-20

Welcome to our Willow Class page.


Here you will find information about homework as well as all of our exciting adventures. 


Pencil cases


Children are encouraged to bring in a pencil case containing all of the equipment they require. This includes a pencil, pen, rubber, sharpener, ruler, colouring pencils, purple pen and a glue stick. Children are required to sign a pencil case contract if they choose to bring it in.




In Year 6 children are expected to complete:

  • 30 minutes of reading each night - contact books are checked daily. Those who don’t complete their reading will be given the opportunity to read with Mrs Walker on a Thursday lunchtime.
  • practice spellings which are sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
  •  their revision guides which were sent home on Thursday 9th. Please see below to see what pages need to be completed and when they are due in. 




P.E will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. The children are expected to have a full P.E kit which conforms to school policy. 

Year 6 Revision


The children in Willow class are now using revision guides and workbooks for their homework. Please see the table below to see what homework has been set and when it will be due in. 


  Pages to complete Due in on Additional pages if you want to
Reading (EXS) 10 and 11 Monday 16th   36 and 37
Reading (GD) 18 and 19 Monday 16th  30 and 31
Maths (EXS) 28 Wednesday 4th  25 and 26
Maths (GD) 24 and 25 Wednesday 4th  38 and 39
SPAG 21 Thursday 5th 31


Reading five times at home and spelling homework will continue to be set alongside this. 


You will be tested on these words on Friday 6th March
















Cake sale

Congratulations to a group of children from Willow class who raised over £45 from selling cookies last Thursday. They have chosen to donate this money to a charity which supports those affected by the Australian bushfires. 

Collaborative art with Year 4

Whilst lots of children were outside participating in inter house football, the rest of Oak and Willow spent the afternoon working on a collaborative art piece which will be put together to create a portrait of Harry Potter.

Willow Class Book Hunt


Willow Class have decided to hide a book around the local area in the hope that someone will find it, read it and drop it back to school with a note telling us what they thought about it. The book they have chosen to hide is Private Peaceful: our novel from the Autumn term. 




Maths starters


In lessons we have been using this website to help with our speed and stamina when answering arithmetic style questions. Use it at home to have further practice.

Performance Poetry (to try at home)

Christmas Truce 1914

Willow Class' Narratives 


As our topic is World War One, we learnt about the Christmas Truce. We took the Sainsbury's advert from a few years ago and turned it into a narrative. 


Here is the link to the video:

Well done to all of the children in Willow and Cedar class who participated in an incredible service which was full of traditional Christmas readings and carols.

Thank you to Santa and his elves for delivering lots of Christmas joy and some lovely gifts. We enjoyed our gifts with a very special ‘Torch Tuesday’ to replace our usual Flashlight Friday.

11.11.19 - Thank you to Key Stage 2 and all of the parents who came to support us at our Remembrance Service. The children shared some incredibly reflective and moving pieces of work, including poems and letters they had written.

08.11.19 - Our Inspire morning was a huge success. We were so fortunate that many friends and family joined us for this special morning. The children created beautiful 'Van Gogh' inspired art pieces and also wrote letters to War Veterans thanking them for their service and sacrifice.

07.11.2019 - Trip to the Museum of Somerset to handle real World War 1 object.

One of our avid readers in Willow class suggested that we should try ‘Flashlight Friday’ where the children share a book with a friend, in the dark using a flashlight. The children really enjoyed this and we will aim to build it into our timetable every Friday. Children will be welcome to bring in a torch from home if they have one.

On Wednesday 16th October, Willow class participated in a sports festival along with many other local schools. We travelled to Taunton Academy and were coached by Year 11 pupils. All of the children played brilliantly and a huge congratulations to team 2 who came third in the competition.

Many, many congratulations to the children from Willow class for putting together an outstanding class assembly. Everyone who came to watch thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Take a look at our fantastic water colour art. As our topic is World War 1, we focused on silhouettes of soldiers.

Friday 27th September was World Tourism Day. To celebrate, Cedar class visited Willow so the children could share their magnificent leaflets about their trip to the Isle of Wight.

In Willow class, we discussed the opportunity for children to bring in their own pencil cases from home. This document outlines the expectations and each child will sign one to show that they agree to these. Please understand that any pencil cases brought into school are the child's responsibility.

On the ferry home some of us were able to drive the boat! They did a great job and got us safely back onto dry land.

Celebrating International day of Peace before we get on the ferry. We all enjoyed the Harry Potter activities including word searches and crosswords.

Our final morning on the IOW. We all liked this picture with our groupie Benthe.

Our final day of activities have been incredible. We finished off our trip with a visit to the Needles and lots of ice cream.

A wonderful morning for a special birthday! We’ve got a busy day with more activities on site and then ice cream this afternoon.

Lots more activities on the IOW. We also visited Osborne House which was where Queen Victoria and her family spent their summer holidays.

Another great morning in the IOW. First person up and ready for all of the exciting activities!

Another fantastic day on the IOW. Lots of fantastic activities and a visit to Carisbrooke Castle.

Good morning from the Isle of Wight

Day 1 on the IOW