We get up to all sorts in Willow class! See the curriculum page for our most current timetable and parent overview.
Each morning, we start of the day with a wake n' shake, to make sure we are ready to learn. Every Tuesday afternoon is our P.E. session with Jack.
We follow the National curriculum and incorporate all subject areas using a topic based approach. Our class topics are carefully planned based on the children's interests. This ensures that the children receive broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.
Most children in Willows Class follow our RWI scheme. Here the children are grouped acording to their reading ability and recieve tailored support in order to develop their decoding and comprehension skills. We greatly value these sessions as reading underpins everything. If you could listen to your child read as often as possible this would greatly help.
Children in Year 2 follow the RWI spelling scheme and are given spellings according to the unit they are currently working on. Children in Year 1 have their own independent spelling session with a TA in this time. All children are given 6 common exception words to practise throughout the week and are tested on Friday.
Our school follows White Rose Maths. Through this scheme the children are exposed to key mathematical terminology and have the opportunity to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills.
Our P.E. sessions are taught by the amazing Jack Procter!
Our Religious Education sessions are taught using the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020.
Throughout the year, children are formally and informally assessed. Whether this is through questionning, writing tasks or reading. Or through specific assessment papers. Formal assessments are as stated below.
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
The Year 1 phonics screening check is not a formal test, but a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning. This assessment typically takes place in June.
At the end of Year 2, children are required to take KS1 sats. There are 3 papers in total, English, Maths and Reading. SATS are used to reflect the level your child is working at. We generally try to keep the testing procedure informal – the papers are not strictly timed, and are usually taken in a normal classroom situation to keep the pressure off children.
For more information on KS1 SATS, check out this website. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/at-school/primary-school-assessment-tests/ks1-sats/