Welcome to Willow Class!
Willow is one of our Reception classes which provides children with full access to the areas of learning in the classroom, whilst easing children into more formal learning in short bursts. Learning is based around a creative curriculum, providing children with exciting learning opportunities and new concepts; covering the Development Matters 2020 criteria. All children have access to play based activities to build up a wealth of experiences, and to keep this new and exciting, the classroom layout evolves with the children, enhancing their engagement with learning. We go to Forest School each week and take every opportunity to learn outside the classroom in our exciting own outdoor area, as well as around the rest of the school grounds.
Please click on the link below to watch a video tour of the Reception area.
Phonics is taught daily following Unlocking Letters and Sounds, which focus on enabling children to build up their knowledge of letter sounds, whilst working on reading skills such as blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation. Mathematics is taught as a whole class teaching activity and a 1:1 setup with an adult, whilst the use of specific resources in the designated Mathematics Area allows children to work on mathematical concepts in a play based way.
Our topic this term is called “Once upon at time ….”
Click on the link below to see what we will be covering each week.
Our weekly PE lessons will take place on a Wednesday and Forest School will be every Thursday morning. Please ensure your children have wellies and waterproofs in school as we may go out at other times during the week. Whilst the weather is cold, please provide hats and gloves for the children.
Reading folders are sent home every day. Please read daily with your children and send the reading folders into school every day.
Mrs Russell and the Early Years’ Team
All our Homework will be sent home with the children in their book bags on a Friday. Please complete the tasks and return into school the following Wednesday.
Click on this link to see the school curriculum intent.
When needed, please click on any links below to see the remote learning linked to our weekly plans.