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Reception and Year 1 - Willow Class


Willow Class Autumn Term 1 2023

What a fabulous start to the new academic year we have had. Our topic of Superheroes has shown that the children in Willow are the real Superheroes! They have ‘wowed’ us with their learning and their maturity this term.

We have read some fantastic fiction books about Superheroes. Supertato, Super Daisy and the class favourite My Mum is a Superhero. Using these books as a base the children have written some amazing sentences about the characters. The year 1’s showed great learning by using capital letter, finger spaces and full stops independently.

In Maths Year 1 have learnt about place value within 10, where they were great at comparing numbers, ordering objects and numbers. They have become experts at counting forwards and backwards and impressed us with their knowledge of greater than and less than. Reception have learnt about comparing, sorting and matching items and have become proficient at repeating patterns.

In Geography we have learnt about the United Kingdom and what countries are in it along with where Somerby is in England. The children showed great map skills, drawing a plan with a key of the school and looking at ariel photos of the village.

During Science this term we have investigated our senses. The children loved smelling and tasting different foods and deciding if they were sweet, sour, bitter or salty.


Willow Class have learnt about belonging in RE and had great fun acting out a Christening and a Wedding. Music has been great fun with the children making their own Superhero song and performing with musical instruments.

In Design and Technology this term the children made their own Superhero capes. They designed and made their own Superhero emblem and thought about how to attach them onto their cape. We think they look out of this world!!

This term Willow class have had Bikeability and loved whizzing around the playground on the balance bikes learning how to be safe. We have also had a great Harvest Festival where we sang ‘I’m a Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and we finished the term off with a fun filled Superhero Day.