There are currently 29 children in Willow Class - a mix of Reception and Year 1. The class teacher is Mrs Hazlehurst and she is supported by Mrs Fensom.
The curriculum map of our topics can be seen below:
We work hard with the children to support their developing language skills, through plenty of opportunities for speaking, listening, understanding, and expanding vocabulary, through role play activities, rhymes, stories and songs. This helps establish a secure foundation for phonics, and learning to read, write, count and calculate, using real-life contexts. We also help develop their imagination and motivational skills by providing a stimulating environment in which every child can learn, whether they have an adult working with them or not.
We ensure that all children in Willow class receive provision which is carefully planned to tap into their individual interests, as well as being linked to our class topic. We also ensure that we deliver both the Foundation and Year 1 curricula.
Our topic this term continues to be Journeys but with a Transport twist. We enjoyed spending time with Dougal the Deep Sea Diver and this term sees us writing instructions, stories and recounts from the trip planned amongst other things. In Maths, we shall be continuing to look at our number facts, learning how to measure capacity and length and be thinking of counting in steps of 2, 5, and 10. In Science, we continue to look at plants. RE sees us change to looking at Special Times for me and others. We look forward to our Small Schools Week where we will be learning about Birds of Prey, Bobby Bear will be visiting us, sports day and of course, the ever popular Den day! It looks to be a great term!
PE this term will be on a Thursday led by Nikita from Elite Sports. Please help your child on this day by removing children's earrings if they wear them.
Please remember that children should only be bringing in water should you wish to provide a drink for your child in line with the school policy. We have a fountain in class and children have ample opportunity to use it. We always ensure that the children have had plenty to drink throughout the day.
Holly came to join Willow class today for the morning to teach them about Autumn, the seasonal changes and about some of the animals that hibernate - in particular hedgehogs. She showed us some pictures on the whiteboard and then we went outside to make hedgehog shelters.
When we had made our shelters, we went back in to make our very own hedgehogs! Holly showed us what we had to do with the leaves and the double sided sticky tape. All of our hedgehogs looked completely different.
We all had a fantastic morning and it was soon over! Time to wash our hands and get ready for lunch. Thank you Holly for coming to visit us. We had lots of fun and hope to see you again very soon. Thank you to Ms. Williamson, Mrs H and Mrs Twell for helping us this morning too!
This morning, Mr Hall from Active Outdoor Discovery visited us for our Map skills session. We were all very excited and enjoyed it very much! Below are some photos from the session.
For the month of December, Mrs Hazlehurst is going to attempt to create an igloo for Willow Class. For this, we need to collect as many 4pt milk cartons, WASHED AND WITH LIDS PLEASE, as possible! If you can help, please send in the bottles any time between now and December.
Introducing Willow Bear...
The Willow bear cubs have been busy in school just recently and so has Granny Rooney. We now have in our class our very own mascot, Willow Bear. Granny Rooney has created his very own school uniform and we are very grateful to her. Willow bear is currently on holiday with Henry and is available to others for holidays, day trips, special events, anything really that the children wish to share and write about. Please see Mrs Hazlehurst or Mrs Fensom to book him out.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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