Willow Class Teacher:
Mrs R Troman-Brown
Willow Teaching Assistants:
Mrs S King and Miss N Curtis
Holly Class Teachers:
Mrs K Swan and Mrs N Hennah
Holly Teaching Assistants:
Mrs P Page and Mrs S Maule
Into the woods we go! Why do squirrels hide their nuts? Why do hedgehogs hibernate? It’s time to explore the seasonal changes in the natural world during autumn and winter.
Our first topic of the year is focussed around the season of Autumn.
We'll look around our local area searching for signs of Autumn, collecting Autumn treasures as we crunch through piles of fallen leaves. Back in the classroom, we’ll sort our treasures into different categories, create land art, and dry and flatten leaves to decorate. We’ll learn about woodland animals and migration through movement and discuss the features that allow animals to survive through winter. Please see below for a curriculum overview.
What can you do at home to support this topic?
Woodlands are wonderful! Why not explore a local woodland together to build a fairy house using twigs, leaves, nuts and berries? You could also cook some fabulous autumnal recipes such as pumpkin soup or toffee apple cakes. Alternatively, set up a mud kitchen in your garden. What ingredients from the garden can you mix together to create an autumn potion?
Waterproofs and Wellies
As we will be outside in all weathers, please could your child bring in a named pair of wellies and a waterproof.
Your child will be coming home with a planner which you will need to check every day. We use the planners as a useful communication tool between school and home.
Please share a book with your child every day. It makes such a difference to their progress.
In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete Literacy programme for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write.
Why not check out this website for some fun learning games.
We are using the Read Write Inc programme to teach your children phonics. You may find this website useful.
Please note: At Whitelands Park we use a variety of different reading schemes.