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. This half term we will begin talking about the transition into Year 1 with the children and how things change.
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 We’re going on Holiday, exploring how we connect to the sea to travel and why and getting creative with lots of holiday learning opportunities.
We teach children to read through daily phonics lessons. This half term we will be consolidating our Phonics knowledge including the di-graphs and tri-graphs in Phase 3 and Phase 4 blends. We will also be including all the tricky words. We use Letters and Sounds supported by Jolly Phonics to teach phonics.
Our focus texts this term are ‘What a Ladybird Heard on Holiday’, ‘At the Beach’ and ‘How does a Lighthouse Work’. We will be developing our writing skills 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 consolidating addition and subtraction, as well as looking at some measurement. We will also introduce the beginning of division as halving and sharing. Each week we will delve deeper into the area of learning and look at all things relating to 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 2 Willow Class will have Forest School, working alongside Mrs Turvill-Smith and myself on Friday afternoons.
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.