Welcome to Willow Class with Miss H Kennedy (Class teacher)
Teaching Assistant – Ms R Martin, Miss E Taylor and Mrs S Wright
Class Governor – Mrs J Lyon 


Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Daily Challenge 

Good morning Reception! I hope you are still enjoying learning from home, and it has been lovely to see what some of you have been getting up to on Twitter! Today I would like for you to have a think about our chicks! Could you draw a picture of what they looked like? This could be in the egg, or after they hatched or both! It would really impress me if you were able to write a sentence about the chicks! What did they look like? How did we look after them? What did they eat? Enjoy! 

Tuesday 31st March 2020 – Daily Challenge

Good morning children! Today is the last day of March, which means that the season is now Spring! Lots of different exciting things happen during spring time. A few of them are: the leaves on the trees start to grow again and become green, the weather gets a little bit warmer and sunnier, the days are longer, and lots of new born baby animals are born (just like our chicks). Your challenge today is to draw a picture of what you can see from one of your windows! Can you spot any changes because it is Spring? What signs of Spring can you see? List all of the different things you can see on the back of your picture!

Monday 30th March 2020 – Daily Challenge

Good morning Reception! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some of the sunshine! Today I would like you to complete a number challenge. Can you see any numbers in your house? (Remote controls, clocks etc) Could you write some addition number sentences with these numbers? (2+2 = 4) Challenge your grown up to answer the number sentences and check to see if they get it correct. Good luck!

Please feel free to upload a picture of your learning to the school or class twitter page (@TheOaksCP or @TheOaksCPWillow).

The daily challenge will be updated each morning and will focus on something new for your child to explore each day. Each child was also sent home with a home learning pack containing a variety of activities to work through. Please allow your child plenty of opportunity for free play throughout the day. You can support your child through their play by questioning and extending their knowledge, providing challenge or asking them to draw or write about what they have been doing. 

Reminder that there are lots of online learning tools to support your child and their home learning during this period of school closures. Each child has access to a Phonics Bug Club account and Mathletics account. Passwords were sent home again last week inside your child’s reading record or on a piece of paper if they did not have their reading record in school.

Each day (Monday – Friday) at 9am Joe Wicks is hosting a live PE lesson on his YouTube channel (The Body Coach TV) for 30 minutes. It is vital that your child still participates in physical activities to maintain their health and well-being. We have participated in some of the Joe Wicks exercise videos together as a class so they will be familiar with the style of videos. Please find the link to his YouTube channel below.


Furthermore, Read Write Inc Phonics is the scheme we follow in school to deliver daily phonics lessons to your child. They will be uploading daily phonics lessons for your child to participate in with one of their trainers for the next two weeks. In Reception we focus on Set 1 and Set 2 sounds. The Set 1 lessons are available at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm daily, and the Set 2 lessons are available at 10.00am and again at 1.00pm daily. The lessons will be available for 24 hours. Please find a link below to the Ruth Miskin YouTube channlel.


The school has now set up its own YouTube channel where you will be able to find phonics lessons delivered by Miss Elson. Please head over to YouTube to take a look!

Thank you,

Miss Kennedy