Willow Class - Reception - Year1
Willow class teachers are Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Hobley
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Glover, Mrs Austen, Mrs Watson
In Willow, children have been building bridges, in a literal sense, but also in a collaborative sense. They were really keen to show me their varying structures inside and outside. But which one will manage to carry all the Billy goats across the river I wonder? And what better way to end the week than rummaging through some animal poo? I’m sure they’ll all tell you about their rather sticky experience!
Happy Half Term from Willow Class
In Willow, a special Chinese New Year day was held on Thursday, learning and retelling the story of The Great Race; children found out about how Chinese New Year is celebrated and made some Chinese butter cookies and some stir fried rice – exercising great determination and resilience with the chopsticks.
Willow class have taken full advantage of the change in temperature this week: freeing various sea creatures unfortunately entombed in the ice! Congratulations Willow on your successful operation. The children have also enjoyed researching and writing their penguin fact files and have been really keen to share their new knowledge with us. There’s been dice rolling, balancing numbers and problem solving in maths and penguin creations on the computer using 2Paint software.
Welcome back to the Spring Term
Willow class have been exploring the text ‘Penguin’, by Polly Dunbar which has really captured their interest. They have enjoyed retelling the story through role play and use of props; this then filtered into PE where the children enthusiastically showed us their best waddles!
Children retold the story with their own twist, including speech and worked hard on their use of conjunctions.
In Science, they have begun their work on animals, exploring similarities and differences and using this criteria to sort and group animals.
The children have had made such an effort in practicing our assembly this week.
Our alternative ending to the story of the Gingerbread Man
Met a little girl who picked him up and ate him
Met his demise in a whirlpool – the fox made it across
Met Pegasus who flew him across the river
A little practice for our assembly below