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Willow Class Year 1

Miss Richards - Class Teacher and School Council
Mrs Ballard - HLTA and Learning Support Assistant


Teacher: Miss Richards

Hello and welcome to Willow Class. There will be lots of photographs and information here to keep you in touch with what we’ve been up to in our class, so please remember to take a look every now and then.

We will be enjoying all sorts of learning indoors and outdoors, as well as fun things and adventures, this will be a great way to share them with your family and friends.


We hope you find the information here helpful. Don't forget to check ClassDojo for regular updates about all the fun we are having whilst learning!

If you have any feedback about our page, it would be great to hear from you.

Welcome back!

We hope you have had an amazing summer at home with your families and that you are ready to learn. 

We are thrilled to have you back and are excited for the fantastic learning opportunities planned for this half term.

School does look a little different to what your children are used to. However, our staff have worked exceptionally hard to try and ensure that familiar things are around your children and that our classroom environments are engaging and learning focussed.


Please watch the video below to see the classroom environment. 

Willow Classroom Video

Still image for this video

Key information about Year 1


  • Please remember to bring in a water bottle with your child's name on it every day.
  • Your child should have their book bag with their reading books and planner in school every day.  
  • New Read Write Inc. books will be sent out regularly throughout the week. Your child will also choose a library book every Friday to take home and share with you (library books will need to be returned every Friday to enable your child to choose a new one to take home).
  • PE kits with your child's name on should be in school every day and taken home for washing at the weekends if appropriate. PE days are Tuesday pm and Wednesday pm. 
  • Please ensure school uniform, PE kit and water bottles are labelled with your child's name. 



Home Learning

We believe that a love of reading is crucial to open doors for our children at The Green Infant School and we partner with parents and carers to give children the best start to their reading journey. Books are at the heart of our curriculum at The Green Infant School and children will be heard read and read to several times throughout the week.


Our expectation is that children will read at home x4 a week with a parent/carer. This is recorded in the children’s planner. Regular reading will be rewarded with Dojo points! 


Children will take home x1 Read Write Inc book which they have been reading in school and they should be able to read independently as well as x1 picture book to share.


Each term children will receive a Home Learning Menu. There are lots of different optional activities to pick and choose from to last you the whole term. Once you have completed an activity, please upload it using a photo/video on your Class Dojo portfolio. Each activity is worth 5 Dojo points!  As always, points mean prizes! Please find the menus on the Curriculum pages below.