Welcome to Willow Class!
Our new class of 29 children have all settled well into Willow class and they are starting to become familiar and comfortable with the classroom and class routines. New friendships are also starting to develop!
In line with our school policy, we aim to communicate and share as much information as possible with you electronically. I will add photos showing what we have been doing in class, alongside a (short) narrative outlining activities and possible learning activities for you to try at home.
To support and engage learning, we often use short songs/ clips which we have found that the children enjoy. These will be added to the webpage and I will tell children that parents/ carers can access them at home. For example, for finger strength (and fun) we have a short dough gym activity which we will be using regularly to get children ready for writing. You will find the YouTube link below if you would like to try it at home.
On Monday, we will start to teach the children the first 5 sounds from the Read Write Inc phonics programme and each child will start to bring home sound sheets to practice at home. Any additional minutes which can be spent practising sounds and correct letter formation is very helpful to consolidate what is done in class.
It is essential that we have ALL slips returned as soon as possible please. In particular, we need to know about allergies and any care issues (e.g inhalers).
I am unable to add ANY photos to our class page until I am certain that all of the children pictured are permitted to appear.
Your prompt response would be much appreciated!
Week ending 14th September
This week, we have been learning our first 5 sounds: m, a, s, d and t.
Every child has a practise sheet for these, so that they can become more familiar with writing them. We have also been practising counting to 10 and becoming familiar with writing these numbers.
Below, you will find some photos of what your children have been doing during free-flow activities.
To develop a lifelong love of learning and valuable life skills, we aim to support every child to develop a positive learning and life approach. As part of this, you will increasingly become aware of the characteristics of PRIME.
Nelson (our school mascot) accompanies and illustrates each strand of this.
I attach a 'poster' to identify each of the characteristics of PRIME which we will be aiming to develop in every child during their time at Ruishton school. Please see below.
Click here for more information.