Class Teacher: Miss Neville and Miss Stuart (Friday Mornings)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Samantha Pilkington and Mrs Cassie Turvill-Smith
Welcome to Willow class.
Welcome to Year R. We are Willow Class.
The staff who work in Early years are: Miss Neville, Mrs Pilkington and Mrs Turvill-Smith
Please feel free to talk about your child with any of the Early Years staff in the morning, or after school.
We love celebrating your child’s achievements and you are always welcome to see what we have been learning.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child into our school community. For the first few weeks of term, we will explore our classroom and different parts of our school. We will be learning about our school routines.
In this half term, we will be learning lots of new and exciting things! Our focus lessons are detailed below. Our focus for this half term is Wriggle ‘n’ Crawl, investigating minibeasts and where they live.
We teach children to read through daily phonics lessons. This half term we will be introducing the Phase 4 blends and tricky words. We use Letters and Sounds supported by Jolly Phonics to teach phonics.
Our focus text this term is ‘What a Ladybird Heard’ and other minibeast stories. We will be developing our writing skills and attempting to write longer sentences and different pieces in context to our learning. We will be exploring these texts to develop our early reading skills and how we can use books to support our writing.
During the year we will be learning all about the numbers 0-20 and looking at concepts relating to space, shape, and measure. During this half term, we will concentrate on the beginnings of addition and subtraction, as well as looking at some measurement. Each week we will delve deeper into the area of learning and look at all things relating to it. We will look at what the number looks like with practical resources and what other numbers are hidden within it!
The children will be given to be given a reading book to take home and read with their grown-up. Their book will be changed twice a week. It is important to read with them daily as it will really support their development in reading and writing and it provides a great opportunity for you to have some concentrated time with your child.
Children will take part in 6 different areas of learning over the course of the school year. These aspects of learning aim to help the children develop their self-confidence, resilience and team work in various ways.
The areas of learning are;
- Forest School
- Farm School
- Well Being Warriors
- DT Bots
- Art Factory
- Techno Wizards.
In Summer 1 Willow Class will have Farm School, working alongside Mr Shergold and Mrs Pilkington on Friday afternoons.
Spring 2 Homework Grid:
Willow’s Reading Challenge:
Useful websites for home learning
Thank you for your support. As always, please contact me by email or by phoning the school office.