Welcome to Willow Class. We are a mix of Reception and some Year Ones. Our Teacher is Miss Parish and our Teaching Assistants are Mr Eastham and Miss Young.
We start our day with a morning challenge, this varies throughout the year from funky fingers to writing to maths challenges. We then go into our CLIC maths time where we practice our number facts and revisit other facts we have learnt throughout the year!
Afterwards we join the rest of the school in the hall for Collective Worship before splitting into our RWI Phonics groups. Where we learn our speed sounds and practice reading - in Willow Class we love to share stories together each day and this helps with our comprehension skill.
Miss Parish loves to let us get creative and imaginative within provision and we get to explore these areas inside and outside both in the morning and the afternoon. We have lots of fun and exciting activities and equipment we are able to use and explore - Miss Parish likes to go with our interests!
In Maths, Reception learn through Numberblocks, this means that we learn through a mastery approach which allows us to get a really deep understanding of each number, turning us into real mathematicians. In year 1, we work in small groups to secure fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills. We also use chilli challenges; this ensures that we are practicing all these skills at the right level.
In English we use high quality texts to help us learn more about our topics. We look in-depth at the texts to explore new vocabulary and build on our comprehension skills before creating our own writing based on what we have learnt. Sometimes we will use Talk 4 Writing to allow us to perform our written pieces to an audience.
In the afternoons, we explore our topic more through wider curriculum challenges as both focus teaching tasks and within provision. We also spend time on an afternoon becoming artists with Mrs Trueman - the children really enjoy using their creative skills to create different art pieces. We then teach PSHE and PE, looking at various focus skills each half term.
We always have supers fun and busy days here in Willow Class where we love to learn a lot and make memories!
Please click here for a copy of our welcome letter.