Welcome to Willow Class. Mrs Clewlow-Miller is the teacher in this class. Teaching assistants are Miss McPhie and Mrs Ferguson who work Monday to Friday. In Willow class we have twenty reception children who are working within the foundation stage and seven year 1 children who are working within the national curriculum.
Every week we will set homework for you to do with your child. We would like you to read with your child 5 times a week and make a note of what you have read. This should be fun and two way discussion. Your child also has a numicon bag with ides for different number games inside again please try and share this with your child at least once a week. Homework should be fun, please speak to any one of us if you have any queries regarding homework.
This term (Autumn 1) our theme is The Seaside. We will be looking at lots of different things which link the seaside to our curriculum for example properties of water, floating and sinking, measuring, volume and capacity. One of the books we will be looking at is The Snail and the whale by Julia Donaldson.
Willow Class will be having PE on Monday afternoons. This will begin later in the term, but it is imperative that the children have their P.E. kit in school ready. It would also be helpful if you could spend some time with your child practising leaving clothes in “tidy piles” as you can imagine how difficult it is to keep track of the children’s clothes at first!
If your child is unable to do P.E. for any reason, please ensure that they bring a note, or telephone the school.
Our theme until February will be A British Seaside.
During this theme, we will be learning about Cromer and welcoming some special visitors who will be asking us to find out about where they come from.
We will be helping the Singing Mermaid, who has nowhere to live. We will need to find out about houses and materials and then experiment with different materials for building.
We will also be discovering what Cromer was like 100 years ago and while we learn about this, we will look at the history of the lifeboat stations and find out about people that risked their lives to help others at sea.