Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class!

Teachers – Mrs Lunn and Mrs Sandercock

           

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Ridgers and Mrs Hillard

 

Spring Term 2 – Into the Woods

Into the Woods Topic Web

Into the Wood Curriculum letter

Our topic begins with the traditional tale, Little Red Riding Hood.  We will be focusing on retelling stories, sequencing stories, interview characters and asking questions, drawing story maps – then acting out the story and writing shopping lists.  We will also be spending time on letter formation and sounding out words.

In understanding the world we will be exploring woodland animals looking at where they live and what they eat.  We will be looking at different types of maps, as well as creating our own to show the journey of Little Red Riding Hood to Grandma’s house.

In expressive arts and design we will be exploring natural art, studying the work of Andy Goldsworthy and creating Easter themed art.

We have set up a ‘Grandmas’s house’ role play area for the children to explore.

If you have anything  you would be happy to let us borrow, to amalgamate with the resources we already have. we would be delighted!

From a personal, social and emotional point, we will looking at how to look after ourselves and our friends, how to be helpful at home, in the classroom and around the school, while caring for the world around us.  We will be also learning how to look after money.

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Class Information

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 Hilliard.

Willow will be doing PE on Monday afternoons with Mr Collinge 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).

Reading

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.

Snack

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.)

Homework

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.

Seesaw

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.

 

Autumn Term Topics

Wonderful Me curriculum letter

Sparkle and Shine  – Autumn 2

Sparkle and Shine curriculum letter

Spring Term Topics

Winter Wonderland Topic Web

Winter Wonderland Curriculum Letter

 

Useful Resources

RWI Sound Mat and Red Words

FS Reading at Home bookmarks

EYFS Curriculum information

Development Matters 2021

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