Welcome to a new year in Willow Class!
WHO'S WHO IN WILLOW CLASS
Class Teacher: Miss Knight
Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kelly
Welcome to all parents, carers and children joining Willow Class this year! We are a happy and hardworking class of Year 2 children who love to learn, collaborate, and develop our independent skills through fun and engaging activities. The teaching team work hard to challenge and creatively inspire us to believe we can achieve and be the best we can be- always with a sense of fun and purpose!
During each term of the year we embark on a Quest Learning focus. Our Quests this year include taking a look at 'Who are we?' In the autumn term where we will read lots of fun stories set in familiar and unfamiliar settings, explore maps and mapping in Geography, identify different materials and their properties in Science and produce a piece of art in the style of Mondrian. We will be conducting in depth studies of the work of Clarice Cliff, Paul Klee and Anthony Gormley as part of our art focus in the spring and exploring Our Wonderful World during the summer where we conduct lots of scientific and geographic investigations!
Throughout our learning a growth mindset is encouraged and the teaching team work hard to provide us with the tools to achieve success in our learning and development not only within the National Curriculum but also personally, socially and emotionally.
Miss Knight and Mrs Kelly look forward to supporting your child to aspire, believe and achieve this year!
Our school day begins from 8.40-8.50am and ends at 3.15pm
The drop off point in the mornings is through the main hall and the collection point at the end of the day is outside the Year 6 huts on the top playground (just before the steps to the bottom playground). Please inform the school office if there is a change to collection at the end of the day.
Reading books- we will be sending out 2 reading books each week to encourage the children to practise their reading skills. One book will be linked to your child's phonic ability and the other will be from our school reading scheme which is colour coded or a free reader book once children have finished all book band levels.
New reading books will be sent out on a Monday and should be returned on a Friday. We encourage you to read the books more than once with your child to develop their fluency and use of expression so if you want to keep the books a little longer then that is absolutely fine. It is also good to ask your child questions about the book you have shared with them. For those children on free reading books you may need a little longer to finish your books - just let us know if this is the case in your child's reading diary.
Please indicate any comments you wish to share with the teaching team in your child's reading diary which will be sent out with your child's books during the second week of the term. The children will also be heard to read both as part of a guided reading group and individually through the term at school to ensure positive individual progression and challenge. Free readers will also make use of a slightly different reading diary which encourages them to respond to the book they have read by completing short follow up tasks.
PE: This term we will have PE on a Thursday only- as we progress into the spring term we will have two timetabled sessions. During the course of the school day in the autumn term the children will participate in a guided work out session with Miss Knight such as gentle jogging and our run a mile challenge and this will not require a change of clothing.
WATER BOTTLES: Please enable your child to bring a named drink bottle to school with only water inside.
CLASS DOJO: Regular updates are posted on our class dojo page - we aim to share information and pictures from the learning activities we have achieved during our day so do please check your child's page if you can. Parents and carers are encouraged to contact Miss Knight via class dojo should they require advice or an opportunity to discuss their child. Miss Knight looks forward to developing positive happy relationships with all parents and carers joining Willow Class this year.
2021-2022 WILLOW CLASS QUEST PLANS