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 ...

 

 'Down on the farm'

We will be starting with the question

'What would I find on a farm?'

 

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

 

Have you ever visited a farm?

What animals would you find on a farm?

What jobs are there to do on a farm?

What happens at a farm?

 

We will begin by generating lots of questions for us to search, explore and find out the answer to.

As our project progresses we will update our class blog :)

We will be enjoying lots of new stories about farm animals having adventures and we will write our own animal adventure story. 

 

We will be learning all about different types of animals and the animal classes that they belong to. Have a look at the pictures below... how could you group and sort these animals? Can you make 3 groups? 4 groups?

 

 

 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 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

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.

 

Clothing

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. 

P.E.

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
resources.

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.   :)