Welcome to Willow Class


Hello! My name is Mrs Hill and I am the class teacher in Willow Class.  We are very lucky to have Miss Emam working with us to help us with our learning.



Our exciting topic for Summer term is ...


 'Mud, Muck and a Loud Moo'



We are really excited to learn about what it is like on a working farm and we are looking forward to our school trip to see a real farm in action at Smithills Farm. This will help us to learn and understand the daily life of a farmer.
We will research and explore what a farm is, what is on a farm, what jobs there are on a farm and what life is like for a farmer working on the farm. We will investigate where we find farms and what conditions and features they will need. We will begin to learn about the different types of animals found on a farm and understand what their purpose is.  We will look at how farming has changed and developed over the years, looking at what farming is like now compared to what it was like in the past.
We will begin to also think about how machines now help farmers to do their important jobs quickly
Our  outcome of our project based learning this term will be our very own small versions of farms, we will be creating a 'farm in a box' using our knowledge of everything we have learnt. 
Pondering Points:
What is a farm? Where do we find them?
Are there different kinds of farms?
Why are farms important?
What animals live on a farm?
Why do they need tractors on a farm?
Why do we milk the cows?



Useful Websites

Oxford Owl- You can sign up as a parent.
Phonics Play- Some free games and resources
Twinkl- You can sign up as a free member. Then search for phonics screening

Jolly phonics 



Reading books

Please ensure that your child's book bag is in school every day.  Please read with your child every night and discuss what you have read.  You do not need to read the whole book at once. Reading books will be changed three times a week but only if your child has had two good reads of their book.


Some activities you can do to support reading and understanding are...

* Act out the story

* Use expression

* Retell the story without the reading book

* Do a word hunt

* Be digraph detectives

* Ask your child to try and change the story slightly



Homework will be given out every Friday. The homework will reflect on the children's learning throughout the week. Please ensure homework is handed back in on Thursday to ensure new homework can be given out on the Friday.



Please make sure that every piece of clothing your child brings into school has their name clearly on it. This is to ensure if any clothing does get lost or misplaced it can be easily returned. 



We have two P.E. sessions every week, including a FUNDA session with a specialist teacher. One is on Tuesday and one is on Wednesday. Please make sure your child's P.E. kit is in school throughout the term. 


If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesistate to come and speak to me.


Thank you for your continued support, 


Mrs Hill and Miss Emam.   :)