Welcome to Reception/Year 1

Welcome to Apple/Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class

For Summer Term, Recpetion and Year 1 children will be working in a class together. In Apple/Willow Class you will find Miss Jones (Class Teacher), Miss Corkin (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Miss Bagshaw (Teaching Assistant). . 

A range of fun and interactive activities are provided for your child to experience and enhancements within areas are planned to develop independent learning.

Tapestry- For reception children

Tapestry is our online observation and assessment tool, which is used for our Reception children. It allows you to view what your child has been learning about, activities they have been involved in and their independent work. Please could you send photos/comments via Tapestry, so that we can share any achievements and special events that your child has been involved in outside of school. We love to know what they learn at home too!


Reading books and library books are changed on Friday. Each child will read with an adult three times a week at school. We ask that you listen to your child read at home as much as possible.  Please make sure reading books and diaries are in school every day.


Our PE day is Tuesday afternoon, for all children.  Please can children come to school wearing their PE kit, every Tuesday.  An outdoor kit would be useful, jogging bottoms and a jumper are ideal so we can get outside when the weather allows. 

Forest School- For reception children

We are lucky enough to have Forest School every week in our fabulous garden. Reception children will have Forest School every Friday afternoon. Forest School is led by Miss Corkin and another member of staff. The children should come to school in their Forest School clothes. They will need something that you don’t mind getting muddy! Please could children wear long sleeved trousers/leggings and long sleeved tops, so they are able to climb trees safely. We have waterproofs to put on over the top and children can change into wellies. Please provide your child with a pair of wellies to keep in school. 

Homework- For Year 1 

I will collect homework in on a Thursday and add new tasks ready for your child to bring home on a Friday. Our literacy homework is a spelling sheet, with spellings relevant to the literacy or phonics teaching for that week. There will be a quick 'quiz' on a Friday, so practising at home really helps. Some weeks there may be a game to play on ‘ActiveLearn’. Numeracy homework is an online game – again on ‘ActiveLearn’. We will have a look at the allocated task each Thursday, that way your child will know which homework they have to complete.  You can find the games by following the link below and clicking on' my stuff'.

If you do not have your child's login details please let me know.https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

If you would like to chat about your child's progress or have any concerns please come in and speak to me. 

Miss Jones