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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class. We are made up of Reception and Year 1 who work closely together with Ash class. Our teacher is Mrs Kaufman who enjoys making our learning active and memorable.


We have an outdoor area where we can go into the mud kitchen to make a mud pie, dig through the sand for treasures, sit on the mat to enjoy a book, construct a new building in the soil area and even more areas.


Every day we work on our handwriting, maths and reading skills. We Start phonics using the Read Write Inc. scheme then use those sounds to help us develop our mark making into words others can read. We use rhyming to support our sounds and take this into all areas of learning. Story telling is an essential tool we develop, using high levels of vocabulary learned through topics and revisited throughout the term.


In maths we watch and discuss number blocks every morning, the vocabulary learned is immense and is turning us into mathematicians. Year 1 split and go with Mrs Kaufman and the Year 1 children from Ash Class where they follow White Rose planning and learn using resources.


All children have a Reading Review book which is completed at home and discussed with parents, this supports their learning and shows the high expectations we have for developing our understanding and love of books.


Gardening is proving to be a 'hit' in Willow, with our expert Mrs Parson's. Children learn how to look after plants, grow fruit and vegetables, understand the process of growing from seedlings and the importance of how to keep them healthy. It is a messy business, but it is fun learning!


Please click here for a copy of our welcome letter.