Orchard Primary Academy

Orchard Primary Academy

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.

Weekly spellings

Spelling tests will now be held on a Monday, please sign and return spellings on this day. 

YR 1  > Week 1week 2

YR 2  > Week 1 >  week 2

Online spelling games KS1 BBC Bitesize.

Monday 8th January 2018

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

We have a busy half term ahead of us.

In our Science and Topic lessons 1/2 Willow will be learning about 'Space'. Parents please visit the NASA website where you will find activities, Space news and videos to share at home with your child.

Arts & Crafts - Please send in empty cardboard boxes, of any size for our Science/Topic lessons :) thank you.

Addition and Subtraction will be our focus in Maths; add and subtract 1-digit and 2-digit numbers, finding number bonds, solving word problems.

- But keep practising your times tables 1/2 Willow! Click here for Multiplication and division games. We have a times table test fortnightly.

In our English lesson we will be immersing ourselves in a variety of texts linked to our 'Winter Diaries' topic. The first being, 'The Gruffalo's Child' story, children will be participating in drama, identifying features of a diary and writing their own Winter Diary entries.

A few reminders for this half term:

P.E is on Tuesdays with Miss Kirby and I will now be teaching Wednesdays P.E lesson. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit for these days; shorts/joggers, white polo t-shirt, pumps/trainers. Kits will be sent home half termly.

Maths homework will be issued on a Wednesday. 

It is also important that children are reading everyday and changing their books as much as possible. I cannot reiterate just how important to your child's progress this will be this year. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Wood

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.