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Welcome to Willow Class!

Wonderful Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class, Mrs Ashley-Irving and Mrs Beaumont are very excited to be working with you all this year. We have lots of exciting activities planned, by the end of the year you will have not only learned a lot but also be more independent and responsible too!

About us

Teacher: Mrs Ashley-Irving

Teaching assistant: Mrs A Beaumont

Pupils: Reception and Year 1

Topic – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Using our new Cornerstones curriculum this term we are focusing on animals! We will be meeting some animals, learning about what they eat, where they live and how they are different.  We will finish our topic at the Zoo!


We follow Read Write Inc. The reception children work on Set 1 sounds with Mrs Beaumont twice daily and the Year 1s are split into two groups following schemes appropriate to their level of understanding.


Is given out every Friday to be completed and returned the following Thursday.

All children have a maths work book to complete one page per week, additionally reading daily - please give your book to Mrs Ashley-Irving or Mrs Beaumont when completed - and sounds to learn at home to support class phonics.  Finally optional topic homework will be handed out.


This term we will have a sports coach for PE sessions on Monday afternoons so please continue to ensure kit is in school at all times. We are often having PE outside so please ensure kit is appropriate for outdoor PE.


We no longer complete weekly spellings tests.  Spellings will be learned as part of our phonics and other lessons, if a word they are capable of is frequently miss-spelled it will be written into their spelling book to practice.


Children are read to twice a week in school, please ensure book bags have their reading record in and are in school at all times. 
Try to read often at home, asking your child questions about what they have read to ensure they understand it.

I have some book marks to aid these questions if you would like one please let me know.

Curriculum Evening

If you were unable to attend or just forgot some of the details here is the presentation I showed.  Any questions please come and ask me.

File icon: pptx Welcome to Willow Class [pptx 6MB] Click to download

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy


File icon: docx Early Years Foundation Stage Policy June 2017 [docx 48KB] Click to download