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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class 

The teaching in Willow Class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is based around these 7 areas of learning. We provide a rich learning environment where your child can explore a wide range of topics through child-initiated play, adult-directed activities and adult-led group work.

The children have lots of fun being ‘Busy Bees’, where they choose their learning in the classroom and in our outside area, and we also plan activities to suit each child’s needs and ensure they progress well and become confident, independent learners.

‚ÄčTapestry Online Learning Journal

Your child's learning is accessed via Tapestry. We look forward to you contributing as well, and hearing about the learning that is happening at home too.
Here is a Parent’s Guide for using Tapestry on a computer. You can also download apps for use with iPhones/iPads and Android devices.

‚ÄčLearning to Read and Write in Willow Class

We run phonics information sessions for parents to support you in helping your child at home as they learn to read.  At school, the children learn phonics every day and their reading books they bring home will reflect the sounds they have been learning at school.

What is Phonics?

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It is important that children pronounce phonics with pure sounds in order to be successful with their reading and writing.  Watch this video to see what this sounds like...

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How to support phonics at home...

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How do we teach maths in Reception?

Using White Rose Maths scheme, we teach children strong foundational knowledge of number, which will set them in good stead for their mathematical journey throughout school.  

Explore a wealth of games, songs and videos at the following websites.  Please ensure your child is supported whilst using the Internet: 

Numberblocks

NRICH Maths

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