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  • The Willows Primary School
  • Downing Close,
  • Ipswich,
  • Suffolk,
  • IP2 9ER

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Since returning from their Residential trip - at Hilltop Outdoor Adventure Centre - Year 6B have been busy creating persuasive information leaflets. Together they created a checklist of key features, including:


  • Writing organised into paragraphs with subheadings
  • Technical vocabulary explained in a glossary
  • A variety of punctuation such as () , . ? ! ; and :
  • Persuasive language which excites the reader and makes them want to read on
  • Using cohesive devices across the text to make writing flow


Have a look below to see if you would like to visit Hilltop. Also, how many of these features do you think they included?

Persuasive information leaflets

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Key stage 2

The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2017.

There is no science sampling for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.

Date Activity
Monday 8 May 2017 English reading
Tuesday 9 May 2017 English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Wednesday 10 May 2017 Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 11 May 2017 Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
Here are last years SATs papers 

Science - 'Let it shine!'


Our current topic revisits the concept of light travelling in straight lines. It starts by looking at beams of light and how light travels to enable children to understand how we see things. This understanding is then applied to the production of shadows and starts to look at how light is reflected. The topic then takes the learning
into the realm of coloured light and rainbows, using scientific skills to raise and answer questions. 

We have been creating our own scientific experiments including creating predictions and hypothesis. 


See some examples of our work below! 




The children found inspiration in their science lesson today, thanks to the loan of equipment from Chantry Academy. 

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Here is some of the work the children produced. Thank you Chantry!

22.03.17 Reasoned arguement for and against mobile phones

02.02.17 The children have been writing short stories

Year 6B have been learning all about Charles Darwin and have written detailed biographies based on his life. 


Read on to see what you think. Can you spot any of our interesting facts? 

6B Charles Darwin Biographies

Over the last half term Year 6B have been working really hard to remember how to use all of the four operations when working with fractions. 


They are able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions AND tell others how to do the same! 


As a revision tool, they have made some wonderful posters. 

Revision posters for adding, subtracting, dividing AND multiplying fractions

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The bigger picture - Safer Internet Day 2017 film for 7-11 year olds

The film looks at the power of images online - how an image can create an impression and how often there is more than meets the eye in an image. How sometimes you can judge an image by seeing just a part of it and so the importance of taking in the whole, bigger, picture.

Anti-bullying week 14th - 18th November. To find out more click on the link.

Science - Staying Alive!

Our new topic considers life processes that are internal to the body, such as the circulatory system, parts of the digestive system and how they transport fluids around the body. The impact of lifestyle on bodies, particularly of humans, is also considered. Scientists are continually finding out what is good and bad for us and we will be learning about these important developments! 



Did you know?

  • The heart beats around 3 billion times in the average person’s lifetime.
  • If you put your circulatory system on a straight line, it is actually long enough to orbit the Earth two and a half times!
  • The human stomach can stretch large enough to hold almost 1 gallon (4.5 litres) of water. Where does it all go?



This term we are learning all about the classification process and the five kingdoms of the world. We are going to be exploring two new kingdoms which we have not learnt about yet: fungi and microbes.

Take a look below to see our work and what we have been learning.

Bacteria for Kids - Animation Video

Visit for free science videos for kids.

At the start of the year we want the children to focus on how they learn and their attitude to learning. The children will learn about the brain, how they learn - how they take information into the brain - and how they process that information inside their heads.


This site looks at the different                         Your brain is the supercomputer that generates all your

ways we process  information                             thoughts, memories, dreams, emotions and ideas. Click on the 

inside our heads. Learn more                              link to learn more about the brain, and see how to turn up the about them,  and if you want to try the test!      power. 

 Practice your typing skills.