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 Mrs Slater working with us to help us with our learning in Year 1 throughout the year.



Our exciting topic for this term is ...


 'World Kitchen'


We will be focusing on the country India and we will be learning about where India is in the world and what we might find there.

We will also be investigating what the people are like in India, what type of food they eat and we will research the culture, language and landmarks.

We will then create our own class themed restaurant and our adults will be invited along at the end of the term to try our Indian food and we will present to them what we have learnt. :) 


Things to consider before the start of our project...


Where is India?  

What might we find there?

Do they eat the same foods as us?

What is the weather like?  

What do they celebrate?

Do they like football?

We will begin to make predictions about India and then ask our own questions about what we would like to find out more about. We will investigate and use different research methods.
We will have the opportunity to try India foods and discuss India with various guest speakers.



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 Wednesday and one is on Thursday and P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed. Please ensure that they are back in school ready for the first week back.


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 

Teach your monster to read.

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 Mrs Slater.   :)