Willow Class (Reception/Year 1)

Hello and welcome to Willow Class

Willow Class is made up of 15 Year 1 children and 9 Reception children. The class teacher is Mrs Murgatroyd and the class teaching assistant is Mrs Milburn. Mrs Pilkington also teaches the children on a Wednesday afternoon.

Summer term 2 – 
This half term our main topic focus is ‘Castles’.

In Literacy, the children will be focusing on castle related texts such as:
. Non-fiction texts in relation to castles and knights
. How to train a dragon
. Diary of a Castle Adventurer

The Reception children will focus on sentence structure and writing simple sentences and the Year 1 children will focus on incorporating adjectives and conjunctions into their writing.

In Maths, the Reception children will focus on using numbers to 20 in various ways and will also focus on 2D and 3D shapes. The Year 1 chilrdren will be focusing on fractions, direction and time.

In History, we will be focusing on a variety of castles and the roles people had in castles.

In Science, we will be making predictions and conducting a floating and sinking experiment in relation to moats that surround castles.

In Geography, we will be locating a variety of castles on UK maps and will be comparing them.

In Computing, we will be thinking about spreadsheets and e-books.

In P.E, we will be focusing on the children’s fundamental movement skills.

P.E Days – The Reception children have their P.E lesson on a Wednesday and should come to school dressed in their P.E kit. The Year 1 children hae their P.E lesson on a Monday and should come to school dressed in their P.E kit.

Book bags – Book bags should be brought to school on a Monday and a Friday; this allows us time to qurantine and clean books. Please remember to sign your child’s yellow reading journal if they have finished their book and then it can be changed for them.

We very much look forward to the half term ahead!

‘Let everything you do be done in love’