Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class!

Teachers – Mr Baxter and Mrs Lunn


Summer Term 2019 (First Half)

We can’t believe the Summer term is here already! We hope you’ve had a lovely Easter break.

Here is our topic information for this half term. We hope it gives you an idea of the things we’ll be doing and learning about this half term.

We’ll be exploring ‘changes’ this half term – changes of matter. We’ll explore this by mixing all sorts of different liquids and powders together. We will be predicting, observing and describing changes that take place. Our story book, Professor Puffendorf’s Secret Potions, is the starting point for us and will help set us off on the journey to becoming scientists! Through this, we will learn to follow and write recipes and instructions.

As many of the children have expressed a strong interest in learning about Space, we are also going to use the story book ‘How to Catch a Star’ as inspiration for our own space themed stories.

Our routines

  • P.E. Please have a named P.E. kit in school every day, especially Tuesdays!
  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday and is due in on a Tuesday.
  • We expect your child to be reading, if possible every day to an adult. Please make sure your child has his or her reading book and reading diary in school every day and help change his or her book in the morning if needed.
  • Water bottles. Please make sure that your child has a clean, named and full water bottle in school each day.


We are both really looking forward to another great half term!


Best wishes

Mr Baxter and Mrs Lunn

For an overview of the entire Year 1  curricula please click on the link below.