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St Margaret's C of E Primary School

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Welcome to Willow


Miss Glover - Teacher



My name is Miss Glover and I am the Willow Class teacher together with Mrs Devine we encourage children to learn and develop through play, by exploring being active and creative and above all by having lots of fun!


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Willow Weekly News...


Monday 19th April 2021

Hi all

I hope you all have had a lovely half term and managed to have some fun and a bit of a rest too. We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school and hearing about what you have been up to. 


Please remember our staggered timings. Drop off is 8:45am and home time is at 3:10pm. Ensuring you arrive at the correct time helps to keep us all safe.


The learning for Reception will be:

Phonics: Recapping phase 3 ar, or, igh, ur

Maths: Adding and subtracting numbers and doubling.

Topic: The Very Hungry Caterpillar. 


Please remember PE bags need to be returned to school ready for Tuesday. Please make sure uniforms and PE kits are fully labelled. Can we also ask that all children have a coat and water bottle in school each day, even if the weather looks great in the morning please still bring a coat as we never know what it'll be like by dinner. 


Thank you

Miss Glover 😊

Willow Class/ Reception information:


In school we read one on one and change reading books twice a week. Books will only be changed if children have read at home and their reading record has been signed by an adult. 


Please support your child by reading with them daily (10 mins) each day.


Benefits to reading

  • Improves Reading Skills - exposure to books improves children's reading skills. Practise makes perfect!
  • Boosts vocabulary and literacy skills -Reading increases vocabulary, comprehension and communication skills. In addition sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and expression will improve.
  • Improves writing skills - Exposure to new words, grammar and punctuation will improve children’s writing.
  • Builds confidence and independence - Reading every day builds independence, leading to greater confidence.
  • Develops Imagination - While reading children create new worlds. This develops their creativity and empathy as they immerse themselves in the lives of the characters.
  • Reading is fun! - When reading with a child, they can tell if the adult is enjoying themselves. Reinforce the message that reading is an enjoyable alternative to video games and TV by being a good reading role-model.


Key word books: 

Each Friday we will send home 6 high frequency words to practise reading over the week.

High frequency words are mainly words that can not be sounded out and are learnt by sight recognition. At this stage children are not expected to write them just recognise them by sight. They need to be learnt daily. We will assess the children the following Friday. Please make sure key word books are kept in reading wallets at all times so we can access them if needed in school.



At the end of each week we will send home a phonics work book containing activities on the 4 sounds that we have learnt over the week. This will allow children to practise and embed learning of phonics from the week. These work books are to be completed at your leisure. They do not need to be returned to school but we do ask that you record work at home and progress on Tapestry as an observation that will be recorded as evidence towards their learning journey profile.  



Willow Class PE is on Tuesday afternoon with Coach Leon. Please make sure long hair is tied back and the children have their PE kits in school. We will send home PE kits at the end of each half term to be washed. 



Tapestry is a secure online Learning Journal to record photos, observations and comments, in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, to build up a record of your child’s experiences during their time in the Foundation Stage. This system allows us to work with parents and carers to share information and record learning and development in and outside of the classroom to  create a 'whole' picture of your child.


We ask that you record and share any development in your child's progress, development and learning which we will celebrate in class with your child. 


If you have any problems with Tapestry please speak to Miss Glover who will be happy to help.