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Welcome to Willows

Autumn Term

Our Topic this term is - Light




Welcome to Willows class page. It has been wonderful working with your children this term and how they have grown in so many different ways, it's been exciting to see. A huge thank you for your support with homework. I'm sure you are now familiar with the language and our structure but if you have any questions please come and see me. We have a RWI phonic meeting planned for Wednesday 15th November, after drop off. If you can't make it, please let me know, so I can give you the booklets, if you wish.  


The children in the Reception group will work within the Foundation Stage Curriculum, which will give them lots of opportunities to experience the continuous provision and enhanced activities both inside and outside the classroom. The children will be encouraged to work both independently and in groups. This term they will create Firework paintings, pictures, learn about Guy Fawkes and will create a short musical piece that will explore pitch and speed.  


As well as child initiated activities we will have adult directed tasks and will base on 'Light. Enclosed is a general outline but this may change to reflect the children' interested and ideas.

The Year 1 children will join up with the pupils in Beeches most afternoons and will learn something about The Great Fire of London.


We intend to have PE lessons on Tuesday afternoon for Year R, Thursday afternoons  for everyone and Year 1's will have an extra PE lesson on Friday afternoons. 


 Reception pupils will take part in Forest School activities or Wellie Walks on Friday afternoons  so they will need the correct clothing for these days, but it may be better to leave their change of clothes in school all week.

They also need a coat every day as many of our learning tasks will take part outside.  


The children will have free access to water and the toilet.


Diary Dates:

Term starts on Tuesday 31st October at 9am

Tuesday 31st October- Fire Safety Talk  

Forest schools day Wednesday 1st November 

Friday 3rd November School Photographs, so no assembly 

Wednesday 8th November RWI phonic meeting 9:15 

13th November- Friendship week

Friday 17th November- Children in Need

Monday 4th December Pantomime 

Wednesday 13th December Christmas Dinner

Friday 15th Last day of term. 


Some general reminders.


Celebration Service is at 9:15 each Friday morning. All are welcome.

Don't forget to label all your child's clothes

The children need Wellies, a long sleeved T-shirt or jumper and trousers for Forest Schools, and remember it can be very muddy

Please check your child's book bag each day for letters and their sounds, homework or any notes . I know lots of you are doing homework, please remember to write it in their reading records and book bags need to be in school daily. 

Nicola Rylatt (Class Teacher)


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