Year 1 – Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class.

Welcome to Willow Class, the learning environment for Year 1. Mrs Price and Mrs Roberts are our class teachers and our teaching assistants are Mrs Clark, Mrs Meridith, Miss Duce and Miss Scott.

In the morning we follow the Read Write Inc. programme for phonics, which includes sound talk, word reading, spellings and reading. Our morning learning also features English and Maths and we have fortnightly music lessons with Mrs Allen-Brown.


During the afternoons we practise handwriting. Geography, History, Science, Computing, RE, Art and D&T are all delivered through our topic lessons, which change every term.

There are many exciting events that we are looking forward to this term including a visit to Chester Zoo to enhance our learning about The Animal Kingdom.

In English term we will be following the Talk for Writing programme to write our own adventure stories. Our first focus will be on using prepositional language, such as ‘on’, ‘along’, ‘over’ etc.


In Maths we will be learning to break down a whole into two or more parts (partitioning) and that the symbol, -, can be used to represent partitioning.

Our topics for this half term will be a science based unit where we will examine The Animal Kingdom.

P.E. takes place on a Monday afternoon however we ask parents to ensure that P.E. kits are kept in school throughout the week as session days may change.


Children will also continue to follow the school’s Read Write Inc. and NNS programmes to support their phonics and SPAG development.