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St Michael's Woolmer GreenVA C of E School

'Shine as Lights in the World'

Willow (year 1)

Welcome to Willow Class!

For a termly or yearly overview of what we will be learning this academic year, please see 'what we learn/curriculum' or the Year 1 documents at the bottom of this page.


Home Learning Updates

Goodbye Year 1!


Thank you all for a wonderful year. It will certainly be one we never forget. I will remember you all for being such a lovely, friendly and hardworking class. Here are some of your favourite memories...


If you haven't managed to send anything yet, it's not too late. Just email me your picture and I'll add it into the slideshow.


Have a great summer and good luck in Year 2.

Take care, Mrs W.



Hello! Well, here we are in the last week of Year 1. What an interesting year it has been! Thanks for your wonderful self-portraits for Year 6. Your final week's activities are below. Thank you for all your hard work this year, especially this past term. You have all done such a tremendous job and should be really proud of yourselves. Books will be going home this week and for those of you not in school, they will be ready to collect on Wednesday or Thursday.


Enjoy your final week! 
Mrs White



Hi Willow Class, we're nearly at the end of term! Please see below for this week's activities. Thanks to those of you who have emailed their self-portraits. I'm adding another sign language video below. This one is about greetings. You have already learnt some of these... Have a go at the new ones!


Have a good week everyone, 

Mrs W.


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Hi Everyone, it's been lovely to see some more children back at school. I'm enjoying looking at all your hard work from home too. Please see below for this week's activities. There is also an extra task at the top of the home learning plan. It would be great if you could all do this. We will be doing this in school.


Can you have a go at learning to introduce yourself in sign language?


Have a great week, Mrs W.



Hello everyone in Willow Class, I hope you have had a good week. Thanks for your continued hard work and great attitude to learning! This week's tasks are below. One of the PowerPoints for Geography is in the Willow Class folder on Purple Mash.


The Summer Reading Challenge is now open. It's lots of fun, so sign up now! It is also National Sports Week, so see if you can have a go at some of the activities. Remember, I always love to see photos!


Thursday Update


Apologies, some of the Geography information wasn't attached. Please see below for information on weather on the UK and Brazil. Thanks.



Hello Everyone, I can't believe we're in the middle of June already! Thank you for continuing to send in all your hard work. You carry on impressing me! Children in school have also been working hard and are doing so well following the new rules. This week's learning is below.


This is a link to a video for some new BSL signs about animals. It would be great if you could have a go at learning them.


Please have a look at the Book Corner page. We have read or listened to a couple of these stories in class.


Have a great week, Mrs White.



Hello Willow Class, it was lovely to see some of you back at school last week. You all settled in so well to the new routine and seemed really happy to see each other.


Here are this week's activities. I have highlighted those subjects we will do at school (although this doesn't include CGP or Purple Mash). The PowerPoint for Science is in the Willow Class folder on Purple Mash.

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Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a lovely, sunny week off! I'm really looking forward to seeing some of you back at school this week.


If you're continuing to do a great job learning from home, you'll find this week's activities below. The plan is to do similar work for those of you coming into school. Don't worry if you have already done some - there will be plenty more! 


Your fantastic video is also below...

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I hope you have a lovely week off and enjoy the sunshine. Thank you so much for the wonderful video you made for Mrs Greenwood and I. It really brightened my day! It was lovely to see lots of you and I look forward to seeing you in person soon.



Monday's News


First of all, congratulations for achieving your Get Set Tokyo target! In fact, you beat your target for levels of activity last week, so well done!


Secondly, you might enjoy having a go at our Guess the Teacher competition on the Gallery page. Have fun!



Hello Willow Class, well, we're into the last week before the half-term holiday. Thank you for all the work you've been sending me. I can see the progress you're all making, which is just brilliant! I've put together some photos of your hard work below.  There is work from every single one of you, so a big well done! This week's learning tasks are here for you too. Have a lovely week, Mrs White.



Hi Willow Class, thank you for continuing to send me your work and completing the Purple Mash tasks. You're all putting in a tremendous amount of effort and should be very proud of yourselves. Some of the games I've set on Purple Mash might not appear to save as they are activities you can repeat, but I can usually see your scores, so don't worry! It's all good practise smiley. This week's activities are below. If you are able to make a Cinderella carriage and send me a photo, I would love to be able to make a gallery of your work, but I do understand this is a bit of a tricky task to do at home. I've added a little fun guessing game for you. I like to take photographs through my microscope. Can you guess what the pictures are of? I hope you enjoy your long weekend. Let me know if you do anything for VE Day! Have fun, Mrs White.

Can you guess what these are photographs of..?



Hello Everyone, it sounds as though you've all been enjoying your learning at home. I've been so impressed with your efforts (and those of your mums and dads!). I know it's not always easy learning at home, but you're all doing such a great job smiley.  Thank you for sending me your work. Keep emailing it to me as I love to see your progress. You're all doing really well with Purple Mash too. Below are this week's tasks for you to have a go at. I wasn't able to add the Science PowerPoint, so I have uploaded this onto Purple Mash in the Willow Class work folder. Please let me know if you can't find it or have trouble opening it. I've also added a video of something arty you might like to try. You just need kitchen paper, some felt tips (we used Sharpies, but others might work) and a bowl of water...

Have a great week, Mrs White 

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Hi Willow Class, I hope you enjoyed your first week back! I've really enjoyed seeing all your work on Purple Mash as well as by email. I can see that you're working hard on your science projects! Don't forget to check the 2Display board on Purple Mash to see some of your work.


We have been very excited in the White house this week as our rabbits, Cotton-Tail and Bongo, have had babies (kittens). Here they are...


Take care, Mrs White.



Hello Everyone, hope you all had a lovely Easter and didn't eat too much chocolate! Did you manage to find all the items in the scavenger hunt? I hope you are now ready for the summer term. All our topics for this half-term are in the file at the bottom of this page. I also wanted us to keep up with the sign language. We have already learnt good morning, good afternoon, please, thank you, colours and the alphabet. Have a look at this picture to practise the alphabet. See if you can sign your name.


You should have received your logins for Purple Mash. I have put 3 tasks in the 2Do section. See if you can have a go. I can then share your hard work on the Willow Class noticeboard. All other work can be done in the exercise book that was sent home.


Have a good week, Mrs White.



Hi Everyone, well, when I set you the weather observation task this week, I didn't expect it to snow! Hopefully we will have some sun over the holidays. No learning tasks over Easter, but I have prepared a scavenger hunt for you to do if you like. Just try and keep up the daily reading. Remember you can use Oxford Owl for free online books. I will give you more home learning work after Easter. Don't eat too much chocolate! Mrs Greenwood also wishes you a happy Easter. See you soon, Mrs White




Hello Willow Class, I hope you have had a good week. I have missed seeing you all, but I bet you're all doing brilliantly! My children have been at home just like you. I thought you might like to see a rainbow that Isabelle painted... Have you drawn, painted or made a rainbow? I have added some new work for you to do this week. I hope you're managing to get some fresh air in the sunshine. Take care, Mrs White


Please see the Oxford Owl site for a range of reading books matched to your child's reading band. Also, please continue to practise phonics with your child - both Phase 5 sounds and alien words. Weekly learning will be posted here. Remember that your child can learn in many ways - helping to cook, planting in the garden, practising doing up their buttons or their shoelaces... 


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Show and Tell is on a Friday. Children will be told when it is their turn.

Spellings are given out on a Friday for a test the following Wednesday.


Homework is given out on a Friday, to be handed in the following Tuesday.

PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure everything is named!

Recreating a stained glass rose in the style of Mackintosh.

Making a recycled tree for the science competition

Fantastic World Book Day costumes!

Learning about capacity in maths

Creating ideas with story dice...

Making castles in D&T...

What's the best material to build the Three Little Pigs' houses out of?

Weighing in maths...

Get Set Tokyo!

There are no spellings this week, due to the Nativity. Please continue to read every day and return homework for Tuesday, thanks.
Spelling books are being sent home today, Friday 15th November. Please practise with your child and bring back on Wednesday for a test.