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The children have been looking at wholes, halves and quarters. Today the children made wholes, using quarters. They did a fantastic job ๐Ÿงฎโœ–๏ธ 



Thank you to Kasey and Verity for sharing their achievements. You should be very proud of yourselves๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ† 

Group Work


This week in Willow, the children have been working in groups to paint their cars for D&T, complete some of their science work, and engage with some provision. It is lovely to see their independence grow as the year has gone on โœจ 

Mental Health Week


The children have been engaging with some mental health week activities. They enjoyed cosmic yoga, mindfulness videos, and mindfulness breathing activities ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝ 

Science learning walk

The children had a lovely time on their science walk, observing all the signs of spring. The children could see that the plants were growing, the sound of birds and the clothes people were wearing. They then enjoyed some time in the park ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ› 


In maths, the children have been looking at counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s. They worked as pairs to identify all the groups of 2s.

Our daily learning ๐Ÿงช 


Here is a look into our day in Willow class. One group of children worked with me to complete their science activity- everyday uses of materials. Another group were working hard on cutting out and creating their boxes for design and technology. The final table were completing a continuous provision activity linking with our science, they had to figure out which items matched with each material. These groups work on rotation, and the children have a go at completing each task. Great work Willow ๐Ÿ“ 



Congratulations to the children that won the class certificates this week. It is lovely to see how much you’ve all progress over the year. Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ† 



This week, Willow class had some fluffy visitors in to see them. They were all very brave and held the chicks. What a lovely afternoon we had! ๐Ÿฃ ๐Ÿฅ 

Maths - Measurement: height and length 


This week in maths, the children have been measuring items using non-standard units (blocks). They are able to describe the height and the length of the item.



Congratulations to the children that won our certificates this week. You have worked so hard and should be extremely proud of yourself๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ 

Design and technology


This week in D+T, the children learnt about and discussed butt joints. We discussed how we could make our box stronger and more stable. The children each took turns to cut a piece of wood using a saw. We had a discussion about how we can do this safely. Both the children and I wore goggles to ensure nothing damaged our eyes, the children kept one arm behind their back to ensure their fingers were no where near the saw, the wood was secure in the vice, and they ensured that they had plenty of room around them to saw.

Where would you rather be-Blackpool or Rio?

We have a focus on Geography this half term and are learning about two places Rio de Janeiro in South America and Blackpool which is in Europe and in the country we live in.


We will learn lots of facts about these places, compare them and ultimately decide where we would rather be! 

The knowledge organiser below will tell you more about our learning.

Design and Technology


This week in D+T, the children have been set a task to create a box to carry Mrs Maynard’s special egg. We began by exploring different boxes to then discuss if they were stable, strong, what material they were made out of, and what their purpose was.



Congratulations to all the children who have won a certificate this week. All the children in Willow class have been working extremely hard, and it is so lovely to see the incredible progress that they are all making. Keep up the amazing work!๐Ÿฅฐ

Maths - Measurement 


This week in maths, the children have been learning about length and height. The children built towers using multilink to show a tall tower and a small tower.๐Ÿงฎ 



This week, the children have been experimenting with different tones and tints. They each created a beautiful piece of art ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ 

Science walk around the park


As part of our science learning about the seasons we have walked to the Nuthurst park. 
We were focusing on what the trees and park look like in winter. 
We talked about evergreen trees that don’t lose their leaves and deciduous trees whose leaves turn red, orange and yellow then turn brown and fall off the trees. 
We saw berries for the birds to feed on in winter. 
The children enjoyed looking at the different leaves on the floor. Then we had fun playing in the snow and saw birds footprints in the snow. 



In art this week the children experimented with mixing play dough to think about colour mixing. 
They had the primary colours of red, yellow and blue and mixed these to make the secondary colours. 
The children then experimenting with adding white and black to create tints, tones and shades. 
The children really enjoyed the lesson and are developing their skills. 

What do we know about our school?
We have a focus on History this half term and are learning about the history of our school-the buildings, what it was like to be a pupil here in the past and how things have changed compared to today.
The knowledge organiser below will tell you more about our learning.

Design and Technology


We have had a fantastic day in Willow class. The children have been designing and making a mixed filling sandwich of their choice. The children practiced skills such as chopping, mixing and spooning the mixed filling onto the sandwich. They each tried their sandwich afterwards. Brilliant work๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅช

Final product ๐Ÿฅช

Maths - 3D shapes


This week in maths, the children have been learning all about 3D and 2D shapes. They are able to identify and name the shapes that we have been looking at, along with describing the difference between 2D and 3D shapes. Great work Willow class ๐Ÿงฎ ๐Ÿ˜

3D shapes

Reading morning


Thank you to all the parents, guardians and adults that attended Willow’s reading morning. The children had a lovely time ๐Ÿ“– 

Reading Morning

Children in Need


Today the children have celebrated Children in Need. They all looked fantastic wearing their pyjamas. Thank you to all the children who joined in๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿป

Children in Need

What do we know about our school?

We have a focus on Geography this half term and are learning about our school-it's location, where things are in our school and using maps, compasses and other sources. 

The knowledge organiser will tell you more about our learning.

RE - Who is my neighbour 

At the beginning of the lesson, all the children told me the name of the person who lived next door to them when they were asked: "Who is your neighbour?"


After we watched the story of The Good Samaritan, the children learnt that a neighbour is someone who is kind and helpful and cares for you. 


In the pictures below you can see freeze frames of helping someone find their way and helping someone who doesn't know what to do. 

Part Whole Models

This week in maths, Willow class have been learning about part whole models. They have shown different examples of how we can use our part whole model to support us in our maths lessons. Fantastic work ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Maths Lesson ๐Ÿงฎ



Congratulations to Duaa, Zunairah, Aliyah and Aairah for winning the certificates this week. Your hard work is admirable. Well done for always trying your best๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ†

Congratulations to Musaa, Aurora, Ronnie and Verity for winning the certificates this week. You have worked extremely hard. Great work ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Welcome back to Willow! 

We have had a fantastic first week back in Willow class. Everyone is happy to be back in school. We have drawn a self portrait as part of our art learning. We have also been taking part in transition activities to settle the children in. What a great first week!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I am so proud of the progress Willow class have made this year. Thank you so much to all the children in Willow class that have made this year a brilliant one. I look forward to seeing you all grow and blossom in the next coming years. Please feel free to come and say hi, I am always here to help and be a friendly face heartsmiley

Four fantastic certificate winners this week!

Willow class have had a fantastic fun day! I am so proud of the children for being so brave and touching/ holding the animals. We began the day by meeting lots of new animals, partied with the entertainers, got brilliant tattoos, ate some ice cream and finished off on the bouncy castles (which they even managed to get me on)! What a lovely way to celebrate the end of the school year ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿฆ ๐ŸŒŸ 


Well done Zachary and Youssef, your hard work and determination this term has been excellent and I am very proud of the progress you are both making๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ† 

Moston Brook - Living things and their habitats

During our Science lesson this week, Willow class went on a walk to Moston Brook. We discussed different animals and their habitats ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆ 


Congratulations to Halle and Bisma! They are both brilliant role models to others in their class. They always try their very best. Well done girls๐Ÿ˜€

Forest School

Willow class have thoroughly enjoyed forest school this term. They have all learnt lots of new skills and loved being outdoors ๐ŸŒณ ๐ŸŒธ 

Maths lesson

Willow class have been working hard in maths. Today we looked at quarters. The children all took turns to say how many quarters they had, and made the shape whole again. 

Congratulations to Daisy and Charlie! They have both been working incredibly hard in maths and with their writing. Well done ๐Ÿ˜


The children have had a fun filled day full of activities to celebrate the King’s Coronation. They all looked brilliant! ๐Ÿ‘‘ 

The Kingโ€™s Coronation


Willow class have been busy making Easter cards! I hope all of the children have a lovely, well deserved Easter break๐Ÿฃ

Making Easter Cards!

Congratulations to O’Shea and Hallie for being our mathematics, reading and writing stars this week! Well done to you both๐Ÿ˜Š


We have had a lovely day in Willow class celebrating World Book Day! We began our day by telling our friends who we have dressed up as, and why. The children all looked amazing๐Ÿ˜Š

World Book Day!

Knowledge Organiser Spring 2

This knowledge organiser will give you information on what your child will be learning in their next History based block of learning which is titled: "How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?"

You can also see the books they will be reading linked to this and may want to read these with your child at home.

Spring 2 Homework Grid

Below is the Homework Grid for Spring 2 for your child. 

All the instructions and expectations are on the grid.

I can't wait to see what everyone does :)

Well done to Amiee and Kaylem. They have both been working extremely hard this week in their maths and Read, Write Incsmiley




Every child now has the choice to have a bagel in the morning ๐Ÿ˜Š

The Emperor penguin

Well done to Roscoe and Ralphy for winning our certificates this week! They are both extremely hard workers smiley


Today, the children discussed the different sacred and holy artefacts and places of worship for the faiths of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

Religious Studies

Reading Morning


A big thank you to the parents who joined us for the reading morning this half term. It's lovely to have you in our classroom and share our learning space with you. 

This week we have been voting for our class stories using magic pebbles! The story with the most votes wins!

Check out some of our star challenges this week!

Star of the week, reading and maths champions! Congratulations. A fantastic start to the new school year!

New year, new class! Willow class 22-23 are taking over the blog! 

We hope you enjoy our pictures and keep a look out for our maths and reading champions! 

Archive 2021-2022

End of Topic Parentโ€™s Celebration! Anyone for an ice cream? ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜‹

School Disco! ๐Ÿชฉ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽถ

Carnival Day! ๐ŸŽก๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฆ

Sports Day! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽพ

Using atlases to find local seaside towns ๐Ÿ˜Š

Exploring the seaside! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ–

Well done Louis! โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ†

Summer 2 - Why do we love to be beside the seaside? Homework Grid

Queenโ€™s Platinum Jubilee Party! 27.05.22 ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

How do we know dinosaurs existed? Dinosaur Museum Role Play ๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿฆ–

World Maths Day! 23.03.22 ๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ

World Maths Day 23/3/22


Today is World Maths Day. 

Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child. 

We hope you enjoy doing some of them.

Inventor Day! 21.03.22

Here is a Maths Knowledge organiser for Year 1 Maths. It shows all the learning that is completed during the year smiley

Homework Grid Spring 1


Hi Willow Class,


I have attached your new homework grid below. 

I really enjoy looking at the homework you do and send to me on Google Classroom. It always makes me smile :)

Thank you for all the hard work you do at home and thank you to your parents for supporting you with homework.

Remember, you choose what you would like to do from the homework grid. We ask that you complete at least 1 task per week, but you can do more if you want. 

I am looking forward to seeing some more fantastic homework!


Miss Robinson smiley

World Book Day! 03.03.22

Homework Grid Spring 1


Hi Willow Class,


I have attached your new homework grid below. 

I really enjoy looking at the homework you do and send to me on Google Classroom. It always makes me smile :)

Thank you for all the hard work you do at home and thank you to your parents for supporting you with homework.

Remember, you choose what you would like to do from the homework grid. We ask that you complete at least 1 task per week, but you can do more if you want. 

I am looking forward to seeing some more fantastic homework!


Miss Robinson smiley

Christmas Party Day - 16.12.21 

Birds of Prey Visit 


What a treat to finish off our topic ‘Do all animals need sleep?’ Today, we had a visit from Birds of Prey. We met some very cheeky owls and learnt lots of facts about them. They swooped over our heads and we even got to hold one! 

KS1 Role Play Areas


In each KS1 class there is a role play area. This half term our topic has been 'Do all animals need sleep?'. We have had a pet shop, zoo and veterinary surgery. Below are some pictures of the vet role play area we have at the moment smiley 


After Christmas, our topic is called 'Is it ever cold in Africa?'. I wonder what we will have in our role play areas next?  

Fun in the Snow! 

Children in Need 19.11.21 

Remembrance Day 11.11.21 heart

Poo Investigation! 


This week we have been thinking about what different animals eat. We have learnt that there are three different groups - herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We discussed the meaning of each word and investigated poo (it wasn't real!) to work out which group the animal belonged to. 


Herbivores eat plants.

Carnivores eat meat/animals.

Omnivores eat both plants and meat/animals.


Here are some pictures of the children investigating! 

Autumn 2 Information Letter - Do all animals need sleep?

Parents Reading Session 


Today our parents/carers came into school to read with us. It was really lovely to have parents in, it has been a while! We look forward to the next time you can join us smiley


Miss Robinson smiley

Autumn 1 - Who is your hero? 


We have had a brilliant start to our learning in Year 1. The children have been superstars and have really enjoyed our first topic. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to! Enjoy! 


Miss Robinson smiley

Google Classroom


We are now putting homework on Google Classroom for the children to complete. 

There would also be learning put onto Google Classroom if the school had to shut due to unforeseen circumstances.

There has been an invitation sent for them to accept and join the classroom. 

Every child has their e mail address and password which they will need to access the classroom in their reading record book. 

I am also attaching a guide to using Google Classroom which will hopefully help you if you are new to this!

If you need any support with this, please contact your child's teacher or me (Mrs Waddell) and one of us can go through this with you. 

There are also useful Read, Write, Inc videos for the children to watch to support their learning in school. 


Remember: we are here to help! 

Mrs Waddell

A helpful guide to Google Classroom!

Google Classroom!


Just a reminder that the children all have access to the Willow Class Google Classroom. You can find their log in information in the front of their reading record. They use their email address to log in. 


Once logged in, if you have not done so already, you will need to respond to the invitation asking you to join the Willow Class page. Simply do this by clicking 'accept'. 


All homework is completed on Google Classrooms. 


Any questions, just ask! 


Miss Robinson smiley

Hello Everyone! 


Welcome to our blog! Here you will find information about all the things we have been up to in Willow Class. 


We had a lovely first week together, I really enjoyed getting to know the children and hearing all about them. The children settled really nicely and enjoyed being in their new classroom. Just like in Reception, we have areas within the classroom. These include a creative table, maths table, writing table, reading area, funky fingers area and even a challenge area. Each week the children complete the activity within that area, if they complete all 6 activities they can choose a special prize from my prize box on a Friday. 


Here are some pictures of the lovely work we did during our first week in Year One! 


Miss Robinson smiley