Earith Primary School

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Willow Class - Reception - Year1




Willow class teachers are Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Hobley

Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Glover, Mrs Austen, Mrs Watson


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.

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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


What a fantastic time we had at Hinghinbrooke Park on Thursday - some of our pics

This week the children have been finding more out about trees.  They have collected a variety of leaves from around the school grounds and sorted them according to different characterisitics.  The children have also found out that there are two types of trees - everygreen and deciduous - and have looked at how the leaves are different on these types of trees.  They have also learnt that some trees are fruit trees - some children found the apple trees in the woodland with Mrs Watson.  They picked some apples and brought them back o the classroom.  Mrs Watson then helped Willow class to make and cook an apple and blackberry crumble.  The children thoroughly enjoyed this and there were lots of clean plates left after they had tasted the finished product.  Thank you Mrs Watson!

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The children have certainly enjoyed sharing the story Leaf Man.  The have really engaged in their leanring connected with this book.  The children enjoyed going on a nature walk around the school grounds to collect natural items.  Back in the classroom the children used the objects they had collected to create their own Leaf Man.  The children have produced their own ideas about where their own Leaf Man might travel and created a class book.  Please do come into the classroom to see the children's art work.




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