Welcome to Willow Class

maria penn
Maria Penn

Mrs Penn is supported by:

Lynne Woolaston
Lynne Woolaston - TA

Welcome to Willow Class, which currently has 24 Year 5 children . As we are now in upper keystage 2, we are beginning to take more responsibility for our own learning and becoming more independent. It is a year with lots of opportunities to learn, grow and become excellent role models for the younger children. Where possible, we make the most of our wonderful outdoor space to enhance our learning. Later in the year, there are plenty of opportunities for activities with other schools in the Burford Partnership.



Topic Plan


The curriculum is all the planned activities which we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the curriculum guarantees we as a school provide to develop the independence and responsibility of all of our pupils. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. We aim to teach our pupils how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their full potential.

An overview of the curriculum is attached below:

You may find the following parents’ guide of use:


Spelling Lists

The National Curriculum gives guidance on the words children should be able to spell (majority) by the end of an academic year. The list of spellings is attached below:


Class Story

The school uses a closed private social media site, Class Dojo, to message and share pictures of the children’s learning story. If you are a parent of a child in the class, please follow this link: https://www.classdojo.com/ and login using the credential provided by the school.