Class Teacher: Miss Neville and Miss Stuart (Friday Mornings)
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Samantha Pilkington
Welcome to Willow class.
Welcome to Year R. We are Willow Class.
The staff who work in Early years are: Miss Neville, Miss Stuart, Mrs Pilkington and Mrs Redford.
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 the first half term, we will be learning lots of new and exciting things! Our focus lessons are detailed below. Our focus for this first half term is This is me!
We teach children to read through daily phonics lessons. This half term we will begin to learn to discriminate about what sounds we are able to hear and investigate rhythm, rhyme and alliteration. We use Letters and Sounds supported by Jolly Phonics to teach phonics.
Our first focus text this year is ‘What makes me a me? ‘We will be exploring the text through lots of practical activities! As we begin to learn letter sounds, we can begin to start writing some labels and marks in context.
During the year we will be learning all about the numbers 0-20 and looking at concepts relating to space, shape, and measure. During the first half term, we will concentrate on the numbers 0-5 and some aspects of shape. We will be concentrating on one number a week and will use the number blocks characters to strengthen the children’s understanding. Each week we will delve deeper into the number 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 Autumn 1 Willow Class will start with Art Factory working alongside Miss Stuart each Friday afternoon.
- PE is on a THURSDAY, but we will NOT be getting changed for this for at least the first half term. Children will not need any change of clothes or shoes.
- Reading records to be returned
- We finish at 15:00 and will dismiss from the main school entrance.
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.