Willow Class (Reception/Year 1)

Welcome to Willow class

Willow class is currently made up of 24 children, 9 Reception children and 15 Year 1 children.

The class teacher is Mrs Murgatroyd and the teaching assistant is Mrs Marsden. On Tuesday mornings Mrs Hathaway and Mrs Pilkington teach the year 1 children music and P.E. Mrs Pilkington also teaches art and R.E in Willow class on a Wednesday morning.

Autumn term

We are delighted to start another new year with such wonderful children and are very much looking forward to the term ahead.

This half term our main topic focus is ‘Ourselves’. In Literacy we will be focusing on texts based around our main topic theme. The Reception children will be focusing on building their phonic skills in order to aid them with their reading and writing. The Year 1 children will be focusing on descriptive writing about themselves, instructional writing and story writing. They will be using various forms of punctuation within their writing, such as question marks and commas.
In maths, the Reception children will be focusing on ordering numbers to  10, place value and using appropriate mathematical language. The Year 1 children will be focusing on, place value, addition, subtraction and solving practical problems using these different methods.
This half term the children will also be developing their computing skills using a software called ‘Purple mash’. They will be learning about staying safe online, saving their work and accessing it independently.
In geography the children will be learning about where different food comes from and using maps and atlases to identify the United Kingdom and other countries.
In history, the children will be learning about timelines and creating their own timelines about themselves.
In science the children will be focusing on a variety of materials, their uses and describing them.
In R.E the children will be focusing on special people both in their own lives and across the world. Our Christianity focus will also emphasise and link to the school’s values and mission statement; Love God, Love Each Other, Love Learning.

We thoroughly enjoy hearing about what the children have been up to outside of school and therefore we set aside time at the end of the day for ‘show and tell’, where the children are welcome to bring in something small from home to show to the rest of the class. This half term ‘show and tell’ will happen on set days, these being Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

We look forward to the half term ahead.