Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class!

Teacher – Ms Lemon

Teaching Assistants – Mrs Ridgers and Miss Williams

Year Groups – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Autumn Term 2 – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Autumn 2 – Willow Curriculum Letter
Autumn 2 – Curriculum Map

Class Information

Ms Lemon teaches in Willow Monday – Friday

Willow class is also supported throughout the week by Mrs Ridgers and Miss Williams.

Willow will be doing PE on a Tuesday with Mr Tyrrell. They should come to school wearing their PE kit and 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.

Homework books will be sent home on a Friday with either a Maths or English activity.  Please return these the following Wednesday.


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.


Previous area of Learning:

Previous Learning will be updated throughout this academic year.

Autumn Term 1 – Marvellous Me! (Reception)

Regal Royals (Year 1 and Year 2)

Autumn 1 – Willow Curriculum Letter

Autumn 1 – Curriculum Map


Useful Resources

Year 1 and Year 2 Knowledge Organiser

RWI Sound Mat and Red Words

FS Reading at Home bookmarks

EYFS Curriculum information

Development Matters

Year 1 PV Support Mat

Willow Class News

Animals2U Willow Class Visit

Willow Class were joined by some very special visitors today. […]

Whole School Trip to the National Marine Aquarium

Our fantastic school trip to the National Marine Aquarium to […]

Year One Trip to Paignton Zoo

Year one pupils in Willow joined Kenn CofE Primary School […]

Black History Month with Tiny Travels

As part of celebrating Black History Month, Kenton Primary were […]

‘The Crown’ Forest School

Our Forest School Leader is working with all the children […]

Willow Trip – Donkey Sanctuary

Our children in Willow class took a lovely trip to […]

Willow Class Crowns

Looking good Willow class! Building up to tomorrow’s celebration for […]

The King’s Coronation.

On Friday we celebrated the end of year 6 SATS […]

What to do in an Emergency!!!

In Willow’s PSHE lesson, they practiced what they would do […]

What to do in an Emergency!!!

In Willow’s PSHE lesson, they practiced what they would do […]

Willow Class – Sportsmanship

Willow class worked with Mr Baxter SSCO when he visited […]

Animal Story Telling

Willow class have been visited by story teller Steve Manning. […]

Willow Art

Children in Willow class have produced some beautiful art work […]

The Five Senses

The five senses. In science we have been looking at […]

Celebration Writing.

The children in year 1 have been working hard to […]

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival. Well done to all the children for an […]

A Nurse Visits Willow Class

In Willow Class our topic this half term is called […]

Willow Class – Staying Healthy

The lady from SCARF (Relationships and Health Education) came to […]

Willow Class – Theatre Alibi

Theatre Alibi visited Kenton Primary. We loved listening to the […]

Science Week 2019

All week, children from across the school have been taking […]

Willow and Cherry’s Trip to Living Coasts

We had a fab trip to Living Coasts in Torquay. […]

Forest School

Reception and Year One children enjoyed the marvellous sunshine in […]

200 Years of Kenton Primary School Celebration Day

On Wednesday we celebrated our 200 Year anniversary! Lots of […]

Multi-sports PE morning

Cherry and Willow class were joined by their peers from […]

Willow’s Trip to Sainsbury’s

We had a wonderful trip to Sainsbury’s, as part of […]

Willow find out about health and hygiene!

Students from University of Exeter Medical School visited children in […]

Daffodil art brings colour to Willow Class

Spring has certainly sprung in Willow Class! We enjoyed bringing […]

Willow’s Trip to Buckfast Abbey

We had a wonderful day at Buckfast Abbey, learning about […]

Secrets of Success

At Kenton Primary, we have implemented Chris Quigley’s approach to […]

World Book Day at Kenton

Wow! What an impressive array of  costumes were seen on World […]

Planting the Kenton Forest!

Back in the autumn term, the school applied to the […]

Animal Encounters

To kick-start our writing week, the children were visited by […]

Willow’s Wonderful Writers

Our Reception children have been learning to write using lots […]

Willow Class Maths

In Willow Class, our Foundation children have been doing lots […]

Willow Class settle in well.

Our new starters have been with us for a month […]

‘Supertato’ and ‘Evil Pea’ visit Willow Class!

This week we have themed our learning around the story […]

Dionsaurs visit Willow Class

This week Willow Class have been explorers! We have discovered […]

Measuring – Length

In Willow Class this week we have been measuring in […]

Kandinski – In the Gallery

Willow Class have been creating some artwork in the style […]

Floating and Sinking

This week in Willow Class, we have been investigating which […]

Willow count in 2’s

In Willow Class we have been using animals to help […]

Willow class explore Noah’s Ark

Willow Class have been very busy with their new topic, Noah’s […]

Gymnastics in Willow

This half term we have been doing gymnastics in PE. […]

Frozen Phonics

The children in Willow Class have been making the most […]

Fantastic Writers in Willow

We have been working hard at becoming fantastic writers, our […]

Noah visit’s Willow Class

Willow Class had an exciting opportunity to ask questions to […]

Willow class work hard at their writing

This term in Willow Class we have been working hard […]

Willow Class enjoy Animal Week

Willow Class have been busy meeting lots of animals for Animal week. […]

Magic and Mystery

Reverend Mark from Kenton Parish Church was kind enough to […]

Magic tricks

In Willow class we have been leaning how to perform […]

Finger Gym

We have been working on our fine motor skills in […]

Potion Making

In Literacy we have been reading the book “Professor Puffendorf […]

Magic and Mystery in Willow Class

Happy New Year Everyone! We hope you have had a […]

Willow and Cherry Class Exeter Cathedral Trip

We have had a fantastic trip to Exeter Cathedral, we […]

Dough Disco!!

Dough disco is fun and active, it helps the brain […]

Bonfire Night

In Willow Class we have been learning all about Bonfire […]

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Kenton?

This half term we will be learning all about Traditional […]

Bug Hotels

Our topic this half term is Mini beasts. We have […]

Plymouth Aquarium Trip

This half term Cherry and Willow class had an exciting […]

Fishy Facts in Willow Class

Much of our work this half term is based around […]

Welcome to Willow’s Rainforest!

Willow’s topic this half term is all about the Rainforest. […]

Willow Class Nativity – getting into the spirit of Christmas

Willow Class and everybody getting into the spirit of Christmas […]

Bronze for KS1 Athletics Team

Twelve children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took […]

Open afternoon enjoyed by all

We are very pleased that we were able to welcome […]