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Welcome to Willows

 Summer Term

Our Topic this term is - Seaside




Welcome to Willows class page. 


Last term we learnt lots about 'growing and Jaspers Beanstalk'. It was wonderful to see the pupils perform their class assembly at the end of the term. I was so proud of them. Also a huge thank you for your help with our cake sale last term, the children decide to buy a balance bike and bubble machine. 

A huge thank you for your support with homework. Please keep this up, listening to them read and working on their math passport three times a week is hugely beneficial for your child but don't forget to send their book bags into school everyday. 

I'm sure you are now familiar with the language and the structure we use but if you have any questions please come and see me.  


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 be focusing on the seaside and how it is similar and different to Ruardean. As well as child initiated activities we will have adult directed tasks and will base these on 'The Train Ride' which is our story of the term. Attached is a copy of the words for you to read to your child. 

Enclosed is a general outline of the Learning Objectives  we hope to cover this term but this may change to reflect the childrens' interests and ideas.

The Year 1 children will join the pupils in Beeches most afternoons and will learn  about Growing which focuses on National Curriculum Objectives (see Beeches class page and topic overview).


We intend to have PE lessons on Wednesday moring, Thursday and Friday afternoons.  PLEASE, PLEASE label your child's clothes  as I am getting a big collection of  pupils' kits. If you are missing any items of clothing please check Willows lost property box. 

They also need a coat every day as many of our learning tasks will take place outside.  If the weather is kind to us please send in a named hat and named suntan lotion, but do remember staff are not allowed to put sunscreen on any child.


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


Diary Dates:

Tuesday 19th June- Trip to Barry Island 

Wednesday 27th June change over morning 

Friday 13th July summer fayre after school

Thursday 19th July -sports day- please wear your house team colour, parents welcome to join us for the races at the village hall in the afternoon 


Tuesday 24th July- 9:30 class assembly and last day of the term, 


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

Please check your child's book bag each day for school letters and their sounds or homework.

I know lots of you are helping your children to do their homework, please remember to write this in their reading records.


Thank you 

Nicola Rylatt (Class Teacher)