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Willow - Reception & Yr 1

Welcome to the class page for the newly formed Willow Class

Book Week 2024

Wednesday 31st January - Toys Workshop

Willow Class had a super morning today, with a visit from Mr Cooke and his toy museum. We looked at all sorts of toys from the past and had the chance to play with them too. We talked about materials used to make the toys, their condition, how old we thought they were and who might have played with them. We then had a chance to make some traditional toys of our own.

Toys Workshop

Update - Friday 19th January


Reception and Year 1 have quickly got used to the idea of their new class name and new classmates and have been working together well.

We are learning Maths and Phonics separately in the mornings and Art and PE separately on Wednesday afternoon. Year 1 are also joining back up with Year 2 for PSHE and Music on a Friday afternoon, whilst Reception have an extra topic session.


In English we have been reading the book Naughty Bus. The children have been very excited to come into school and find out where our class Naughty Bus is hiding each day!


Our topic of Toys is well under way. On Thursday we enjoyed a mini toy museum and looked at some toys that children played with in the past (see photos below).



Looking at toys from the past










Update - Friday 24th November

As part of our work on Light and Dark, we have been enjoying the book Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. At the beginning of the week we worked together to write a letter to Mummy Owl to encourage here to return to her babies. On Thursday morning there was great excitement in the Kingfisher garden as we discovered lots of clues that Mummy Owl had visited over night. The children looked closely with magnifying glasses, drew and wrote what they found, collected evidence in evidence pots, and took photos of their discoveries with ipads. There was lots of communication between the children about what they had found, and lots of predictions and explanations. The children were even more delighted on Friday when we finished the book and found that Mummy did return to her babies.

There has been lots of writing this week too - we have made 'Missing' posters for Mummy Owl and written speech and thought bubbles for the beginning and end of the story.

Mummy Owl's visit

Mummy Owl's visit

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Mummy Owl's visit

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Update - Friday 29th September

Our first month is over - how quickly did that go?! Our first topic of the year is Ourselves and Where We Live.

We have been thinking about our bodies and what we can do with them. We have practised naming different body parts, and have used our knowledge to make people from sticklebricks and playdough. We have been singing songs about bodies (Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, If you're happy and you know it and I've got a body) as well as learning/practising some traditional nursery rhymes (Hickory Dickory Dock, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Baa Baa black sheep, Little Miss Muffet, Incey Wincey Spider). We have also talked about birthdays, set up our role play house for a birthday party and made a birthday card for a class 'birthday friend'.


This week we started our phonics lessons and have learned the letters/sounds s, a ,t, p. We also started reading groups and looked at telling stories using wordless books. Thank you to those parents who have already shared a reading book with your child and recorded it on BoomReader.


In Maths we have focused on the numbers 1, 2 and 3 and different ways to represent these. Year 1 have also been writing addition sentences that equal 3.


I have been really impressed with the way the children have learned lots of new routines and shown real enthusiasm for learning.

Sticklebrick people

Lunch at school

Please find below the presentation from the New Parent's Evening.

There is also a copy of the Welcome to Hauxton Primary School booklet.