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Welcome to Willow Class - Year 1/2


Willow Class Timetable

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Autumn 1 - Explorers

This half term our topic is Explorers. We will be diving into the past in History and will be learning about famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong and Amelia Earhart. Ask your child which explorers we are focussing on? Can they tell you any facts about the explorers? As well as finding out about explorers from history, the children will be intrepid explorers within the school grounds. They will use map reading skills to identify the human and physical features of the school playgroud as well as to find their way from one point to another. Can the children give you instructions to get home from school?

Long Term Plan

Long Term Plan - draft

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All children have been allocated a reading book, which they should be able to read without adult support. These books are to support the children to develop and maintain a love of reading and to enable them to become fluent readers. It would be fantastic if children can read the books they are allocated at least three times a week so that they practise recognising words automatically, grouping words to help them gain meaning and reading aloud with expression.

Fluent readers do not have to concentrate on decoding the words so they can focus their attention on what the text means. They can make connections among the ideas in the text and their background knowledge. In other words, fluent readers recognise words and comprehend at the same time.


Class Book: We are currently reading The Enchanted Wood - Enid Blyton


Maths - White Rose Maths Videos continue to be made available on their Home Leaning page. The children can use the videos to reinfoce the learning they are doing in class.  


Last week the children were learning:                                                                        Next week the children will be learning:                                                  

Year 1                                                                                                                                  Year 1

  • Ordering objects                                                                                                         Number lines      
  • Ordering numbers                                                                                                      Parts and wholes
  • Ordinal numbers                                                                                                         Part-whole models
  • Number lines    


Year 2

  • Count in 2s                                                                                                                    Number lines
  • Count in 5s                                                                                                                    Count in 3s
  • Count in 10s                                                                                                                   Addition and subtraction bonds to 20 
  • Count in 3s                                                                                                                    Fact Families



Willow class will focus on the year 1 and 2 common exception words and children will be encouraged to learn these in school and use them in their written work.  Practising these at home will help the children to memorise them. Here are a few ideas to help the children to learn the spellings of these words.

Home Learning - for children isolating in Willow Class

These documents are on the "St Mary's Home Learning Offers" Page for children who are self isolating in Willow Class.


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