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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class. We are s Reception class and our teacher is Mrs Costello 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. 


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.


Click here for a copy of our welcome letter.