Welcome to Willow Class!
Teachers – Mrs Lunn and Mrs Sandercock
Spring Term 1 – Winter Wonderland
Our topic begins with the story `Lost and Found` by Oliver Jeffers. We will be focusing on retelling stories, sequencing stories, writing non -fiction information and doing `have a go` writing. We will also be spending a lot of time on letter formation and sounding out words.
We will also be locating where the Arctic and Antarctica are on world maps, finding out about hot and cold weather, investigating floating and sinking, making a boat for a penguin and learning about polar explorers.
We are in the process of setting up two role play areas. Inside will be the Frozen castle, whilst outside will be a polar explorer`s tent.
From a personal, social and emotional point, we will be reinforcing school rules, behaviour expectations, how to be a good friend and how to keep ourselves safe.
Mrs Lunn will be in Willow on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mrs Sandercock will be in Willow every Thursday and Friday.
Willow class is also supported throughout the week by Mrs Evans, Mrs Ridgers and Mrs Hohl.
Willow will be doing PE on Monday afternoons with Mr Collins and on Tuesday afternoons with Mr Tyrrell and should come to school wearing their PE kit on both days. They will stay in their PE kit all day.
The children will also do daily physical activity with balls and hoops (but will not need any PE kit for this).
The children will be choosing and bringing home a ‘book to love’ and a reading scheme book. The ‘book to love’ but a book to share with you and enjoy together over the week. The children’s books will come home every Friday and must be returned by the following Friday, ready to be changed. Children will need a book bag and this should come to school every day.
Spare pants and clothing
If you think your child is likely to need a spare pair of pants/tights/joggers then send in a change of clothing in a named bag and we will keep it on their peg in case of emergencies!
Labelling of clothes
Please ensure you label all your child’s clothing so we can get the right clothing back to you.
We have a snack time twice a day. Please send in a fruit snack, daily. A government scheme provides a second fruit snack. Your child’s water bottle needs to be named and brought in on a Monday. We will send the bottle home on a Friday – and will obviously refresh it daily. (Please do not send any other fruit products – such as fruit Bear Yo-yos or fruity bars. Pure fruit only.)
When we send home reading books, there will be an expectation to read 5-10 minutes daily with your child. Of course, in these early days of full-time schooling your child may be too tired to read so it’s best not to force the issue. Enjoyable time reading together is key – find the time of day that works best for you.
We will be using Seesaw to share your child’s learning with you, so you can see what they get up to at school. You will be able to add your own comments, should you wish. We will post every couple of weeks. Look out for an email with more details and your own login.
If you have any questions, please talk to us at the end of the day or drop an email to school and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
For an overview of the entire Year 1 curricula please click on the link below.