Welcome to Willow Class!
Teacher: Miss Breeshey Williams
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kathy Sage and Mrs Ann Windo
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Willow Class and Westwood with Iford Primary School. Willow Class is a mixed year group class of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children and it provides a warm and inviting environment for the youngest members of our school. The children love to play and learn together, look after each other, and are brilliant at following the three school rules - ready, respectful, safe.
I will be updating our class page regularly with information about our current learning and general class information.
Miss Breeshey Williams
Our Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
This curriculum is split into 7 areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
The children will learn through a range of self-initiated play, play-based challenges, small group and whole-class teaching sessions, which include daily sessions of Phonics and Reading, English, and Maths.
Year 1 and Year 2:
Our Year 1 and Year 2 children follow the National Curriculum.
This curriculum is split into core subjects, such as English, Maths and Science, alongside foundation subjects such as music, history, geography etc.
For more information about what the children in Willow Class will be learning this year, please click our Long Term Plan below.
Phonics and Reading:
The children in Willow Class love wonderful stories. Our love of stories and reading is fostered through daily reading, rhyme and story times. Children learn to become fluent readers through our Phonics programe, Little Wandle, which is taught daily by our trained staff.
More information about how we teach Phonics and how we grow a love of reading can be found on our workshop information page.
This term, Term 2, our PE days are Monday and Thursday. On these days the children should come to school wearing their PE kit.
Book bags should be brought to school every day. In their book bags, the children should have their HASP books and their school reading books and reading records.
HASP (Home and School Partnership) books are checked every morning for any messages you need to communicate to your child's teacher. Staff will also use the HASP book to write messages to you as parents. Please check them daily after school.
Reading books are changed when they have been read in full three times. Please make a note in your child's reading record after every read.
Spellings are brought home weekly by children in Years 1 and 2. New spellings are given out every Friday and are tested the following Friday. Please ensure Spelling Homework books are in your child's book bag every Friday.
Reception children are provided with a Phonics Information Book. We will put information about the sounds learned so far into these books. Please make sure these books are in your child's book bag every Friday for updating.
One of the most important jobs we have in Willow Class is to support your children in their transition to school. The Westwood Induction document at the bottom of this page provides an overview of the transtition process.