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Willow Class - Early Years

The Teacher for Willow Class is Mrs Oakes.  The Teaching Assistant in Willow Class is Mrs Campion.


Willow Class - Summer 2018

Dear Parents & Carers,

The children have had a really exciting Spring Term and it has been lovely to see their confidence and self-esteem really growing and their maturity developing in all areas; both myself and Mrs Campion are so proud of them all.


Our topic for the first half term will be pirates. Our key texts will be Pirate Post and Storm Whale which will allow us to explore different environments, jobs and look at how we can protect the oceans and sea life.

In maths we will be learning about time (hours and half hours), capacity, recording data and of course, we will be continuing to work towards number fluency.

We shall be having PE on Tuesday and Thursday, please ensure PE kits are labelled and in school on those days.

Home Learning

As part of our Pirate topic, it would be lovely if the children could make and bring in a pirate collage picture for our display. This can be made using any collage materials and should be brought into school by 30th April please.

Some children will be bringing home spelling books to support and develop their writing and secure common exception words ready for the transition to the Yr1 curriculum.


It is vital that the children read as much as possible to build confidence and phonetic awareness.  The children have each been given a pack of red words and as these are words that cannot be sounded out, it is important that these are practiced as much as possible. We really appreciate the time you give to support reading at home – thank you.


Thank you so much to all the parents that have sent in evidence from home for us to use towards our final assessments. It is lovely to have this parental involvement and to see the children applying their new skills outside school. 

Sun Protection

We are beginning to feel like summer is actually on its way with the beautiful weather we have experienced over the past few days. With this in mind, please can parents ensure their child has a sun hat (available from the school office) and sun cream in school as we intend to make the most of the weather and participate in as much outdoor learning as possible.

School Trip

We have started to plan our school trip which will take place in June. More details will follow shortly.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Oakes, Class Teacher                        

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