Welcome to Willow Class 2020 - 2021
Class Teachers - Mrs Wallis and Mrs Ball
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Laing , Mrs Hames, Mrs Sandell and Mr Wallis
Reading books can be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please bring your bag and books into school on these days. Returning books will be quarantined and new books will be selected by an adult in the class and put straight into your child's bag.
We would be grateful if you could return reading records to school on Friday 16th October so that we can monitor your child's progress in reading.
If you have any queries about the books or level your child is reading at, please email the school admin account email@example.com where I can respond to your query or arrange a time to speak with you after school.
As we are adapting to our new routines and the extra time taken to carry out hand washing and moving between rooms, I have needed to move some of the activities I have planned for.
Spellings for Year 3 and 4 in Willow will now be tested on a Monday afternoon, a week after they have been handed out to children.
Term 1 Overview
Welcome Mrs Ball
I am very pleased to welcome Mrs Ball as a new teacher in Willow Class. She is a very experienced teacher and she will be teaching on Tuesdays. As well as Maths and English, Mrs Ball will be teaching Art and DT in groups in the afternoons alongside PE lessons.
As part of our recovery plan, Willow Class will split for the mornings to allow more focus on boosting English and Maths skills in Key Stage groups.
The Year 3 & 4 children will be joined by the Year 4 children from Thorn Class to form a Lower Key Stage 2 group and will be taught by Mrs Wallis every morning except Tuesdays when Mrs Ball will be in class; while the Year 2 children will be joined by the Year 1s to form a Key Stage 1 group with Mrs Salen on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and Mrs Ball on Thursday and Friday mornings.
The Year 2 and Year 3 & 4 children will then come back together for the afternoons as Willow Class.
PE and Woodland Wanderers
Children will not be changing clothes at school so will need to come to school wearing appropriate clothing for PE and Woodland Wanderers. Our aim is to hold as many of these lessons as possible outside so please dress your children appropriately for the weather. This includes joggers, jumper or hoody and trainers for PE and stout footwear, warm socks, layers and waterproof clothing for Woodland Wanderers particularly as the weather gets colder and wetter.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.
Woodland Wanderers will be on alternate Fridays on:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Letters and sounds
Willow class newsletters
January 2020 newsletter
Woodland wanderers will continue throughout Terms 3 & 4 on a fortnightly basis. Please ensure that a change of clothes suitable for the winter weather remains in school at all times.
We welcome helpers for these sessions as having extra adults enables us to walk safely around the village. If you would like to join the class for a Woodland Wanderers session, please speak to a member of staff.
This term's sessions will be on:
Telling the time - a clock showing 'to' and 'past' minutes
World War 2 recipes.
Topic Term 2 - Japan. Recreating Hokusai's 'Great Wave'.
Tasting sushi and Tofu with soy sauce and wasabi!
Woodland Wanderers 27.9.19. Despite the weather, the children enjoyed playing our 'escape the bear' cave maze game. They looked at how they could move a heavy stone with the use of some (plastic!) logs like the Stone age people did at Avebury. They also started to make some houses using wattle and daub.
Our kick off day! The children tried Art, Poetry, sport and food, all with a stone age theme.
will usually take place every Friday afternoon. Please ensure children have wellies and weather proof clothing to change into for the afternoon.