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Class Blog
Have a look below to find out what goes on in Willow Class!

We raised enough money to have an incubator and eggs. We were so excited to watch them hatch.

We all dressed up on World Book Day. We made books about our families. We shared them with our friends in Oak Class.


Our Lent Challenge was to share stories. We read with the children in Ash class.


We have been reading ‘This is the Bear’. Mrs Macdonald came to listen to us read. She was very impressed!


We cooked rice and noodles to celebrate Chinese New Year.


We have been looking for signs of Spring. We painted some daffodils. We are very proud of our paintings and have put them on display in the hall.


We are confident to use our sounds now and love to read stories with our friends.


We were very excited to use the ropes and large climbing frame in PE this week.


Dharma’s mummy came into school to show us how to make pizza. They were delicious! We even helped to do the washing up.


We have been making swings and wobbly bridges at Forest School.


 Home Learning
Links to support your child at home
Children in EYFS learn by playing and exploring, being active, creative and developing critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. Our children learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development: communication and language, physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design.

 Weekly Forest School at the local woods, inspire children to become independent learners about seasonal change, nature and living things, risk takers and managers, develop the ability to challenge themselves and their personal, social and emotional skills. We are able to do this successfully through our exciting well-resourced environments allowing children to follow their own interests, explore and investigate, challenge themselves and develop effective communication skills.

 Children achieve well in Phonics which is taught daily providing essential skills children need to read and write confidently.

 Our carefully considered planning ‘in the moment’ approach allows children to follow their own interests but also allows adults to plan exciting activities and opportunities that inspire and engage. E.g. observing chicks hatching, lifecycles of caterpillars, weekly cooking, visiting the local park and café and visiting a farm. 

 Adults play with and alongside the children, developing and extending the children’s learning. We welcome Parents into class to support with all activities and to play alongside their children.

 The daily routine is organised in such a way so that the children have long periods of uninterrupted opportunities allowing high levels of involvement in their learning. This results in children becoming engrossed, enthusiastic, confident, independent and excited learners.