Welcome to Willow Class. On our page you will find: exciting class news, pictures of things we've done, and activities that can be used at home to support learning further.
It has been wonderful to welcome a new group of children to Ruishton school! They are settling quickly into school routines and building new friendships in Willow class.
I will regularly share photographs to show our in-class learning and I will keep you informed of ways to help and support your child.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to Mrs Curry or one of the other adults who work in Willow class.
2 Build a Profile Observations
Please read the following letter which explains how your child will be observed and assessed this year. These observations will add to an overall assessment of each child's attainment when measured against the Early Learning Goals at the end of the year.
Paying for snacks!
For the past 2 weeks, the children have been encouraged to 'pay' for their snack using cubes. They take it in turns and volunteer to run the till. At the moment, both milk and the fruit/veg of the day 'cost' 2 cubes. Prices may be set to rise after half-term!
Week commencing 9th October 2017
As the beautiful weather continued, we have been enjoying outside learning. In particular, the children have been enjoying putting on puppet shows for each other. They used the cable reels to make seating for the audience!
Thank you very much to Kate Jefferies, who kindly gave up her Friday morning to visit Willow, Beech and Hazel classes. She explained a little about the role of police officers in our community and she worked extremely hard fingerprinting all of our children. As you will see from the photos, the children enjoyed having their fingerprints taken and also trying on Kate's hat and jacket.
We have also been reading the story of The Jolly Postman and the children then designed stamps,wrote letters and posted them in our class letter box. (There is a display of the children's work in the corridor outside Willow class).
Willow class stay for lunch for the first time.
This week, we have continued to learn new sounds (/d/, /t/, /i/) and Music Box once again visited us. We practised our Harvest service and look forward to seeing parents / carers on Monday 2nd at 0900.
I have added a link for 'Dough Disco' below, as the children have enjoyed this new activity this week. It is a 'YouTube' clip by Shonette Bason which shows the children several short movements to build up hand strength/ dexterity. They also find it fun!
As you will see from the photos, the children have settled brilliantly to school lunches, they are becoming familiar with the playground routines and they have started to make new friends in other classes.
Week beginning 18th September 2017
It has been very busy in Willow class this week as the whole cohort have been in class together for the first time. You will see some of the activities which they have tried from the photographs.
This week, we have started Read Write Inc phonics. We have started by learning how to say, read and write /m/, /a/, and /s/. It is very important that children start and finish each sound correctly when they are writing them and we have started to work on this in class.
Music Box visited us for the first time on Thursday and we enjoyed sharing singing and percussion activities as a class.
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