1-2 Willow

Welcome to our class page where you will find all of the latest news for 1/2 Willow class. Miss Wood will post updates and links to resources to support our current learning focus. 

Our Class Mission Statement

The children in Willow REACH for success!

Respect: We believe that showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings.

Effort: We always put effort into everything we do - we know its ok to make mistakes as long as we try!

Attitude: We are eager to learn and we take responsibility for our own learning!

Cooperation: We always follow the Golden Rules, work in the 'Learning Zone' and aim for 'Cloud 9'!

Honesty: We understand that honesty is when you speak the truth and act truthfully, not just "telling lies".

Welcome from Miss Wood

This is my first year of teaching, though it will be my 10th year working in Education! I am incredibly excited to be teaching 1-2 Willow this year and making this year as successful as possible for your child. Without a doubt, my two favourite subjects are English and Topic and seeing children’s eyes light up as we discover new things is priceless to me! 

Important Documents

Polite Notice: Miss Wood is now on Teaching placement; please click here to view the letter.

Here is 1-2 Willow's Curriculum overview.

Here is our Topic web.

Here is 1-2 Willow's timetable.

Here is our English overview.

Here is Willow's Newsletter for Spring 2.

Here is Willow's Newsletter for Summer 1

Here is Willow's Newsletter for Summer 2.

Friday 15th June 2018

The children in 1-2 Willow have had a busy start to the last half term.

This week we have had a visit from the children in Year 5. The children in 1-2 Willow enjoyed sharing their reading books with them.


Half Term

It's the holidays!


The children in 1-2 Willow have had an extremely busy half term!

You have all worked extremely hard and produced some lovely pieces of work.

Here is what some of the children have said about our half term.

I have tried really hard with my writing.

Harvey - Year 1

My favourite story is Pirates Love Underpants! It is so funny, they steal the golden underpants.

Aiden - Year 2

I liked learning my times tables in maths.

Alfie - Year 2


A special well done to all the Year 2 children in their SATS. You have shown resilience throughout and I am very proud of you!

Have a wonderful half term 1-2 Willow and I will see you in a week!

Miss Wood

Friday 24th May

In English in the children of 1-2 Willow have completed their final pieces of writing,

Look how proud we are of our brilliant stories!

Friday 18th May 2018

On Monday 27 November 2017 The Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his son Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle.

The wedding will take place at St George's Chapel, Windsor on Saturday 19 May.

The children in 1-2 Willow enjoyed celebrating this magnificent royal occasion; we created our very own crowns and had a 'street party'. Where there was dancing but mostly eating!

Wednesday 9th May 2018


Our focus this week in Maths, is Geometry - position and direction.

We are learning to describe position, direction and movement (left, right, forwards and backwards), also including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

1-2 Willow enjoyed their first lesson outdoors; directing our friends to reach the pirate ship!

We then had a go at creating our own.

Tuesday 8th May


The children in Willow have been looking at narratives and developing their vocabulary.

Our focus story has been 'Pirates Love Underpants' and the children have worked extremely hard to develop their own stories; we are now almost ready to begin our 'Hot Task'!

A Hot Task is a final piece of writing where children can showcase what they have learned.


The children in 1-2 Willow enjoy their yoga lesson every Monday afternoon.

Yoga has many benefits for children;


  • Develop body awareness.
  • Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way.
  • Manage stress through breathing, awareness, meditation and healthy movement.
  • Build concentration.
  • Increase their confidence and positive self-image.

Plus many more!

Here is a picture of us in action!


Monday 23rd April

This week the children in 1-2 Willow have been learning about division. 

Wonder dome

As we come to the end of our Topic 'To infinity and beyond' the children of 1-2 Willow had a fantastic time travelling to different planets in the 'Wonder dome'. 


Wonderdome provides an amazing planetarium show that creates a unique learning experience.


World Book Day

 The children in 5-6 Chestnut came to share their stories with 1-2 Willow this morning. What fantastic story telling skills you have! The children in Willow were thoroughly engrossed with your stories!

It was lovely to see so many children enjoy the pleasure of reading.

A huge thank you to 5-6 Chestnut and Miss Morley -

Miss Morley and I have already arranged your next reading visit!

In the afternoon we continued our World Book Day activities, we created a character profile which described our favourite story characters, completed book recommendations with our 'Seal of Approval', and made our very own bookmarks!    

We also could not forget to make our wonderful mummy's a very special Mothers Day card! 



 Reading is not just for World Book Day!

Did you know?

  • If a child reads for 20 minutes every day, they are exposed to about 1.8 million words of text every year. That is 137 new words per minute!
  • If families read together for 20 minutes a day, 7 days a week, they get more than 121 hours of bonding time every year!


s vocabulary and language skills, and many more!

The outcomes of reading will occur more often and more strongly if reading is enjoyable in the first instance. This is why the 'for pleasure' element of reading for pleasure is so important. Reading is not just something that children should do in school; it needs to be an everyday part of our lives, something we choose to do at all ages.

We are a reading school!

*Remember to upload pictures of you sharing stories outside of school #orchardshareastory

Here you will find reading resources for all ages on the official World Book Day website.

Monday 26th February 2018

In our Maths lessons we have been comparing and ordering numbers to 50. 1-2 Willow particularly enjoyed this game of detectives...Miss Wood hid a number and the children had to work out which one was missing. When the children had worked out which number was missing they locked their hands and winked at Miss Wood! Our learning objective was to develop methods to find missing numbers, whether this was to count forwards or backwards, or by looking at the number before and after.

In our English lessons we have been looking at information texts. Our first job was to be able to identify a fiction and non-fiction book and compare the features of these.

Yorkshire Ambulance Day - Thursday 8th February 2018

Another enriching learning opportunity for the children in KS1 today.

What an exciting afternoon we have had!

Internet Safety Day - Wednesday 7th February 2018

1/2 Willow have had an enjoyable afternoon refreshing their knowledge on how to stay safe when using technology. Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles, and touch screen technology like iPads and smartphones from a young age. Children need support in these environments, to get the best out of using the internet right from the start.

Today, we looked at the story of Digiduck

'Digiduck’s screen went ping and he saw  a new message from a friend. “How exciting!”  he thought. He opened it and giggled. Help arrives just in time for Digiduck, when faced with a difficult decision!  Follow Digiduck and his pals in this story  of friendship and responsibility online.'

The children in 1/2 Willow then analysed and evaluated the story together to answer key questions; this is what they came up with!




For the full advice, visit childnet.com/parents-and-carers.

Homelessness Class Assembly - Wednesday 31st January 2018

Today was our first class assembly!

In 1-2 we have been learning all about Homelessness. In our PSHE lessons we have been looking at the story of Roofus, who becomes homeless and is then helped by Framework to find a new home.

For our assembly we shared what a 'home' is and what we felt made a home. Willow then discussed the things we 'need' to be healthy and things we may just 'want'. Willow told the audience lots of important facts about homelessness in the UK, highlighting how lucky we are to have some of the things not only what we need but also to have somethings we 'want'.... all without being nervous!! Well done Willow, you should be very proud of yourselves! 

Wednesday 29th November 2017

The children in 1/2 Willow have had a fantastic time at Dewsbury Elim Pentecostal Church!

Friday 15th December 2017

The children in 1/2 Willow have been busy developing their fine motor skills this week!

Fine motor skills are those that involve a refined use of the small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb.

With the development of these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing.

 Thursday 21st December 2017

Well done to all the children in 1/2 Willow that had the reward of 'Fun Bounce' for excellent behaviour! Keep it up 1/2 Willow.


Friday 22nd December 2017

Congratulations to our weekly super stars!  Aiden - Head Teachers Award & the most house points.

For 100% attendance, Kelsey, Emilie, Riley, McKenzie and Keira. 

Well done I am super proud of you.