Willow- Year 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs McCracken

Hello and welcome to Willow Class! 

My name is Miss Dalton and I am the class teacher in Year One. Our amazing Teaching Assistants are Mrs McCluskey, Mrs Hunt and Miss Erskine and together we make up the staff of Willow Class 2020-2021.

In Year One, we spend a lot of time working on our phonics to help with our reading and writing. We are always busy and enjoy using all the equipment around the classroom to help us learn. We also begin introducing our school's joined handwriting style.

At the end of every day Miss Dalton, or another memeber of the team, will choose a Class Captain. This person gets to be at the front of the line, choose story at the end of the day and do all the important jobs for the day! 

In line with the new school procedures, reading books will be changed by an adult on Tuesdays. The children will take home 2/3 books for the week and homework will be set online using class dojo. 

PE will be on a Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Please ensure your child comes to school in PE kit suitable for outdoors on these days. 

We are also extremly lucky to have a beautiful outdoor area for us to use! We have a mud kitchen, den building area, bird watching house, bug hunting boxes, bug hotels, a fairy garden and much much more!

Please see the vidoes below. One is how we pronounce the phonemes in phonics and the other is information about the alien words the children will see in the phonics screening check. 

If you have any questions, queries or problems please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff.

Thank you!


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