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Willow Class – Year 1 & 2

Willow Class – Year 1 & 2

Hello and welcome to Willow Class!

About us!

Welcome to Willow Class; we are a mixed age class of years 1 and 2.  Our Team is Miss George (Class Teacher), Miss Hynam (Wednesday Class Teacher) and Mrs Chaplin (Teacher Assistant. Mrs Chaplin is in the classroom from Monday – Wednesday. We are lucky enough to have high quality PE sessions and lunchtime activities taught by Premier Sports on Fridays. The adults in Willow class work very closely together to ensure that all learning and transitions are seamless. We try our very best in all aspects of our learning, show care and compassion for each other and take pride in our class family.

Important Information

Our PE days are on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure children come in to school wearing their PE kits on these days. Please ensure children bring their reading records and book bags in every day. Children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home.

It is really important that children spend some time at home each week consolidating their learning at school and it is helpful if they have a quiet space to do so. You can find a copy of our Home Learning Expectation on the policies section of our website. In our class the expectation is:

  • Reading at least 4 times a week (most important)
  • DoodleMaths Activity
  • Practice Spelling/Phonics words for reading and writing.

Children have the option to explore their termly topic at home and bring their learning into school to share. This is optional and is an opportunity for children and parents to extend classroom based learning. For example if they have been practising their number bonds to 20 they could bring in their worksheet. This can link to any subject/topic we are learning about this term.



Welcome to Term 1!


Our English this term will be doing Drawing Club! Each week we will have a class book where we will explore images used, language, punctuation and create our own story.

We will also be writing about some of our experiences of looking into Brunel and local History.


In maths we will be strengthening 0ur counting skills and secure number placement/facts.







This term’s unit will be about the local history and the significant importance Brunel had. We will be looking at Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as SS Great Britain.


In science we will be looking at everyday materials. What object is this? What material is it made of? Why was it made of this material? What properties does this material have?

Everyday Materials Year 1 Planning and Resources | Teaching Resources


We will be learning about designing homes and bridges. What shapes will we use? What materials can we use?

Clifton Suspension Bridge - Visit Bristol


Our RE focus is creation; What do Christians believe about God/creation/fall?


Computing this term is about Computing systems and networks

Reading at Home

It can be really tricky knowing how to support your child with reading so we have made two videos to give you some ideas on how you can help. It is also good to read the same book with your child at least 3 or 4 times, this enables them to develop fluency when reading a book that has become more familiar.

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During the week beginning 1st March 2021 we enjoyed a whole week of book themed fun to celebrate World Book Day. See the video below to hear Dundry teachers reading some their favourite stories and poems.

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