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 ...





We will begin the topic by investigating what a dinosaur is. We will explore the different types of dinosaurs, what they looked like and what they liked to eat. We will learn about the characteristics of dinosaurs to identify whether they were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. 

We will then create our very own dinosaur themed poems and become poets to show off everything we have found out about dinosaurs. 
We will use a variety of different medias to publish our poems and make our poems come to life using animation software. 




  Remember to keep checking our class page for weekly updates :)


  • When did the dinosaurs roam the earth?

  •  Would the world look the same then as it does now?

  • What did dinosaurs look like?
  • How has the world changed since then?
  • What did they like to eat?
  • What happened to the dinosaurs?

  •  Are there any dinosaurs left today?




 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.   :)