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A warm welcome to Willow Class! Our teachers' names are:

Mr Dawes
Mrs Fulcher

If your child is in Willow, please familiarise yourself with this page as it will let you know the various activities the class are currently involved in. 

Things to remember!
- P.E is on Tuesday - please ensure your child always has their kit in school and jewellery (earrings, necklaces etc.) are removed.

- We encourage children to read 5 times a week at home. Please remember to sign their reading diaries as all children are ompeting in the Reading Race and have a chance to win prizes every half term.

-Please ensure ALL your child's clothing is clearly named.

-Homework is given out every Wednesday and must be returned to school by Monday. Please ensure you only support your child with the task rather than `give them the answers`. Homework will alternate between a literacy and numeracy activity.

We mainly focus on traditional tales, chronological reports and instructions in English. We have been looking at Goldilocks and the Three Bears: writing instructions about how to catch the porridge thief and learning the story off by heart to help with sentence structure. We will now be looking at The tiger who came to tea and non-chronologiccal reports about zoo animals.

We are working very hard to ensure all our sentences have capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We are including adjectives in our writing and reading our work back to check it makes sense.


We are continuing to secure our number bonds to 10 and 20. We can add and subtract numbers using a number line, and can add 10 more and 10 less to any given number to 100. We can read the time to o'clock and half past the hour, as well as naming 2D and 3D shapes whilst making reference to their properties. 

We have introduced coins to £1 and have practiced making amounts using the coins.

Our topics
We follow the Learning Challenge Curriculum and this is the basis for all our topics throughout the year.

Autumn Term

Our geography lessons explored meerkats and why they aren't suited to the north pole. We have been looking at animals that live in hot and cold climates and why they are suited to their environment. We had a class trip to Peak Wildlife Park (pictures to follow) and Maple class got the opportunity to see and learn about meerkats, wallabies, penguins and many more animals.

In science we investigated light and dark. We are looked at why some people are afraid of the dark and we learnt about different light sources. We explored shadows and we are going to create our own shadow puppets and use them to act out the story `I want my light on!`.

Spring Term

Our history topic is, `Would the Beatles win the X-Factor?` We have looked at the Beatles and

culture in the 1970s. We will then compare this to the present day.



Our Science topic is 'Which materials should The Three Little Pigs have used to build their house?'. We will explore the properties of different materials and their uses. We will also look at how to make a material stronger.

Our geography topic is, `Where did the wheels on the bus go?` In this topic we are looking at different forms of transport and finding out where the children have visited in the UK. We will also be taking a trip on a mini bus to find out about how people travel.

Summer Term

We will be exploring why Neil Armstrong was a brave person. Through this topic we will be looking at famous people from the past, their achievements and why they are important.

Our science topic is, `Why are humans not like tigers?`. We will be exploring why some animals live in a zoo and why some animals are wild and the differences between these animals. This topic will also give the children the chance to talk about their own pets and their experiences of animals from around the world.

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KS1 Phase Leader (Mr Hales)

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