Willow Class – Miss Gregory

Welcome to Willow Class!

Teacher: Miss Gregory

LSA: Mrs Millbank, Mrs Burden (1:1) and Mrs Christian (1:1)


Myself, Mrs Millbank, Mrs Burden and Mrs Christian all welcome you to Willow tree class!

We are all really looking forward to welcoming the children back to an exciting new academic year.

Please find below a small over view of what we will be learning in class over the term:

Topic Our topic for this half term will be Australia and will focus on the Science, Geography and Art curriculums. We will be exploring different Australian animals which will link with living things and their habitats and animals, including humans. We will be exploring where Australia is in comparison to the UK as well as looking at learning about the seven continents. In Art we are going to be looking at using symbols to create images linked to aboriginal art.

English In English this term our choice of text will support our topic work as we are starting with a traditional aboriginal story, How the Birds Got Their Colours. We will be using the text to explore characters, settings and storytelling, and then to develop our own writing skills and style. Listening to your child read each night and reading to them is critical to their progress in English so please continue to do this as much as you can. This is something we will monitor as the year progresses.

Maths This term in Maths we are starting the year with number and place value and then moving on to addition and subtraction. Towards the end of the term we will be learning how to use money to calculate and finally an introduction to multiplication and division.

Extra Notes Please be advised that children will need a full, named P.E. kit in school from the start of term. Our P.E. days try and stay the same; Monday afternoons and Friday mornings however sometimes may be flexible so please ensure P.E. kits are always in school. Hair should be tied back and children need to be able to remove their own earrings, if they choose to wear them to school.

Your child should bring their reading record and reading book to school every day, along with a named water bottle. All uniform, coats, and winter wear should be clearly labelled so that it can be returned to your child in the event that it is lost.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and expected back in the following Thursday. This will include:

* Your child reading their reading book each night. This needs to be signed by the adult who heard them.

* A small piece of Maths or English. Your child should spend no longer than 15 minutes on this.

* Spellings / Phonics.

If you have any questions, concerns or worries please leave a message with whoever is at the class door in the morning or leave a note in your son/daughters Reading record, as these are checked daily by an adult. I am also available after school most days.

Miss Gregory Willow Class Teacher



Pizza Making for European Languages Day – Italy




Thank you so much for all your junk model donations! Willow class had a brilliant morning making their own winter creations. They used a range of materials and different medias to create their final outcomes. We hope you like the picture.


Please click on the link below for KS1 Maths guidance:

Rayne Primary School – KS1 – Calculation policy