Willow Class (Reception/Year 1)

Hello and welcome to Willow Class

Willow Class is made up of 25 lovely children, 15 Year 1 and 10 Reception.

The class teacher is Mrs Murgatroyd and the class teaching assistant is Mrs Milburn. Mrs Pilkington also teaches the class on a Wednesday afternoon.

This half term our topic is toys. The children will be focusing on a variety of subjects and many areas will link to our topic.

In literacy, the Year 1 children will be looking at a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and will be learning how to sequence stories, as well as writing their very own stories, character descriptions and poems. Our main writing aim this half term is for the children to use full sentences and correct sentence structure, as well as using their known spellings and phonetic sounds within their writing. The Reception children will be focusing on sequencing stories and using their phase 2  phonetic knowledge to help them write simple words/captions.

In maths, the Year 1 children will be focusing on subtraction, finding the difference, 2D shapes, 3D shapes and comparing groups of objects. The Reception children will be focusing on understanding numbers to and above 10 and will be taking part in a variety of counting activities. They will also begin to think about addition and subtraction.

In science, the children will be focusing on the properties of materials and will be making predictions and experimenting to find out which materials float/sink.

In history, the children will be focusing on Victorian toys and comparing them with modern day toys.

In geography, the children will focusing on locating and naming the world’s continents and oceans. They will also compare London and cities in other countries to the village of Halton.

In P.E, the children will be focusing on their fundamental movement skills; running, jumping, balance, agility, throwing, catching and coordination.

P.E kit – Our designated P.E day for the Willow Y1 children is Monday.
– Our designated P.E day for the Willow Reception children is Wednesday.
On your child’s designated day, please send them to school ready dressed in their P.E kit. They will remain in their kit all day and can wear leggings/joggers and their school jumper/cardigan to keep them warm.

Book bags – Please send your child to school with their book bag on a Monday and a Friday. On these days we will change their reading books and send them home with new books for the week/weekend.

Although school is a little different to what the children have previously been used to, they have all settled in very well and are becoming accustomed to their new routines.
We have had a lovely start to the term so far and we all look forward to year ahead.

– Mrs Murgatroyd 

‘Let everything you do be done in love’