Year 1 – Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class, the learning environment for our Year 1 Children. Our class teacher is Mrs Lloyd and our fantastic teaching assistants are Miss Stockton, Mrs Todd, Miss Brennan and Mr Fisher. Our teachers encourage us to be confident and resilient learners who strive to succeed!

In Willow Class we have a happy, caring and stimulating environment that promotes enthusiasm and a love for learning.  We believe that every child is unique and full of potential and endeavor to ensure that all children reach their full potential. Our engaging curriculum and learning environment encourages the children to become responsible and take ownership of their learning.

In the mornings we enjoy learning new sounds using the Read Write Inc. programme followed by our English and Maths lessons.

In the afternoons the children in Willow Class enjoy taking part in enriching activities that enable them to explore their many talents. These lessons include Music, Art, RE, PSHE, Science, Topic, PE and Computing. We aspire to build on the children’s prior knowledge and skills by planning experiences which prepare them for the wider world. Our topic for this term will be ‘’Exploring Market Drayton’.

In Forest School and outdoor learning, we meet outside, excitement is in the air when exploring nature. We are very excited to use our school farm as this allows us to learn skills such as caring for and looking after the animals as well as growing our own fruits and vegetables.

Useful information:

Every child in Willow Class will be given an independent reading book at their reading level. Please read with your child as regularly as possible as this makes a huge difference in all areas of their learning. Please aim to read with your child at least 10 minutes on a daily basis and also remember to record in your child’s reading diaries when you have read to ensure that they don’t miss out on the reward of a free book once their bookmark is completed.

P.E. will take place on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Our Forest School sessions will take place on a Friday afternoon. Please can you ensure that your child comes into school with their Forest school clothes ready for this.

Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. programme to support their phonics, reading and writing development.