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Willow Class Overview Spring Term 1



In English this term we are really focusing on using a good pencil grip to hold our pencil and writing using sounds we know. We are learning lots of new phonics sounds and are trying really hard to include them in our writing!

We have handwriting and phonics every week to practice good pencil control and correct letter formation. We all practice fine motor skills throughout the week to make our fingers and hands stronger. 

In year 2 our focus is listening to sounds in words and writing them independently to form sentences.

In Year 1 our focus is listening for the initial sounds in words and then having a go with cvc words. 

In Reception we are so busy learning different sounds. We are practicing what they look like and listening for them at the start of words. 


In reading we are working on holding our books carefully and turning the pages one at a time. We talk about the pictures and tell our own stories and also look for familiar sounds so we can read the words. 


Our topic this half term is Our World. We are learning about Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day, where we live and the world as a whole. 



This half term we are focussing on number. We are exploring the importance of counting slowly and carefully to help us with our number sentences.

In year 2 we have started to learn about how to use number and represent number in different ways.

Year 1 and EYFS are focussing on good number recognition to 10 and counting out the correct number of objects.  We will then start to look at different way of combining number. 


In topic this half term we are learning about the world we live in. We will consider how different places are around the world and what makes them different. We will look at the United Kingdom and talk about which country we live in. We will think about our capital city of London and write letters to the Queen. We will also be thinking about our own addresses. 

In Science we are thinking about Materials. We will explore floating and sinking, waterproof and absorbent. We will conduct investigations and talk about what it means to investigate.