Welcome to Willow Class

Latest Announcement

Following the government announcement on Monday 4th January, we will continue our learning journey in a different, but fun way. We will be using Seesaw, which you are already familiar with, to provide home learning. Daily tasks will be set for Phonics, English, maths and Topic work.

All children have been provided with a home learning pack, such as a whiteboard and pen, books and pencils to ensure they have  resources to complete the work set.  Please take a photograph of any tasks completed and upload it to seesaw.

We will also be sending invites for live teaching sessions via Zoom, the links will be accessible via your child's Seesaw page.

If you have any concerns or worries please send a message via Seesaw, no matter how small the question and a member of the Year 1 team will respond. 

If for any reason you need the Seesaw log in code to be re-sent, please contact the office via email or telephone.

Office@longshawinfant.blackburn.sch.uk         01254 260534        


Thankyou for your continued support and time in enabling us to ensure that your child makes the maximum progress on their learning journey.


Keep Safe 


Mrs Hill and Miss Fuller 


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Useful Learning Links

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ -  Make sure that you click on Oxford Owl for home 


Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
We use this in class regularly


Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ Maths games


Teach you monster to read - https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/
This is free on a laptop and the children really enjoy playing it. They will need to select the champion reader level.

A Special Christmas Message

Well Christmas is a little different this year but we have worked very hard to create our own little Nativity for you. Watch our lovely actions as we retell the Christmas Story. We hope you enjoy it!



My name is Mrs Hill and we are very lucky to have Miss Fuller working with us this year.


The children in Willow Class have settled in extremely well and have already been working very hard!


Autumn term learning: 

Our new topic for this term is 'Toys'


We will begin the term by learning about  History and get a good understanding of what the past is. We will relate this to Remembrance Day and  we will make our own poppies using clay, ready for our own Remembrance Service in our classroom. We will also study the artist Vincent Van Gough and create a painting of Flanders Field, in the same style using water colours and acrylic paints. 

We will then move onto learning about how toys have changed over time. We will explore new and old toys and create a timeline of how toys have changed over the years. We will then design and create our own toys.

In Phonics we have been learning phase 4 and phase 5 sounds and learning to read and write the sounds within words and sentences.

In English we will be writing poems using our senses about Bonfire night and we will also look at different elements of stories and non-fiction. 

In Maths this term we will be adding and subtracting within 20 using various methods. We will learn about place value and how to compare and order numbers using the correct vocabulary. 


Our class read this term is 'The Christmasaurus' and we can't wait to see what different adventures await us! 



Reading Books


In Autumn Term children will have regular Guided Reading and Individual Reading sessions in class.


Children will be given new reading books on Mondays and these will be kept at home until the following Thursday. Books will then be kept in school over the weekend. Please ensure you read with your child on the nights that they have their books at home and leave a comment in their reading records to enable us to see how they have got on :).
However children will still have access to various reading books available online via the Oxford Owl website below.



Username: mrshill2

Password: Longshaw


All homework will be set on 'Seesaw' every Friday. 


Please do not hesitate to contact me with any worries/queries you may have.



Willow Class PE lessons will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a full P.E. kit in school. Kits will be kept in school until the end of term. 


Thank you for your continued support. 


Mrs Hill