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Welcome to Willow Class (Designated Provision 2)


Mrs Brabin - Monday, Tuesday, Wed morning

Mrs Bonser - Wed afternoon, Thursday, Friday

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Conroy - Monday, Tuesday

Miss Lake - Monday - Friday

Miss Webb - Wednesday - Friday

Mrs C Brabin - Teacher

Mrs Brabin - Class Teacher

Mrs D Conroy - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Conroy - Teaching Assistant


Miss Webb - Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Bonser - Teacher

Mrs Bonser - Class Teacher

Miss E Lake - Teaching Assistant

Miss Lake - Teaching Assistant


PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Your child needs a full PE kit including:

  • Blue Dallam PE Top
  • Black Shorts
  • Trainers

Please note: school no longer allows children to wear pumps for PE.

You may also wish to send in a black / navy blue jumper or hooded top and pair of jogging bottoms as we will still be outside as the weather turns colder. 

Click on the link below to visit our NEW online uniform shop.


Home/School Link Books

Home - School link books are checked by a member of Willow Class Staff daily. If you have a message to send into school, your child's link book is the best place to do so.

Please also make sure that your child has their link book in with them each day, should we need to write a note home. 


Children can bring in a healthy snack each day or they can buy toast for £1 a week. Please send £1 into school in an envelope with your child by 9.30am each Friday morning to pay for toast for the following week.

Alternatively you can pay for the term by bank transfer direct to school. Please use your child's name and 'TUCK' as the reference.

Account Number: 43836550

Sort Code: 01 - 09 – 17

Each child also needs a named water bottle that can remain in school. If you would like your child to have squash, please send in a named bottle.

Useful Websites

Below are some games that you may find useful when practising times and division facts. 

Hit the Button: 


Moon Maths: 


Times Tables Rockstars:


Outside Play


We are very fortunate in Willow Class to have our own large outdoor area. So that we can use it every day, we ask that you send your child into school with a named pair of wellies that can remain here in school and make sure they have a waterproof coat with them each morning.

You may also feel your child would benefit from a bag of named spare clothes to keep in school such as spare trousers, socks and underwear.


Reading books need to come into school everyday so that adults in the classroom can read with the children. Books will be changed on a Friday.

Your child will bring home two books; one at the level they are currently reading at and we ask that you hear your child read as many times as you can during the week, and a second book for you to share together. 

Reading and sharing the same book can greatly improve reading fluency and sight vocabulary. 

Please remember to sign your child's reading records so they can work towards a Reading Champions mention on the weekly newsletter.

Our learning this term...


Our Science work for the first half of the autumn term is states of matter.

The children will…

  • Learn about solids, liquids and gases.
  • Observe water as a solid, a liquid and a gas.
  • Explore the effect of heating and cooling water
  • Carry out investigations into evaporation and the water cycle.

After half term we will move on to learning about animals including humans.

The children will…

  • Learn about the different parts of the human digestive system
  • Discover about the different types of teeth animals have and their jobs
  • Draw food chains


Our learning question is...

What happened when the Romans left? 

The children will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and comparing life during this time to their own.

We will learn about:

  • Anglo Saxon settlements
  • life in an Anglo Saxon village
  • how Anglo Saxon Britain was ruled
  • Anglo Saxon beliefs 


The children will be colour mixing, working with texture and creating mixed media collages. 

Design Technology

The children will be developing their skills in chopping and preparing fruits and vegetables. They will make an Anglo Saxon stew linked to their history work and make fruit salads and smoothies as part of their life skills sessions. 


In English we will be working in groups on our phonic knowledge, spelling, sentence building and letter formation through Read, Write Inc. books and activities.

We will also be reading ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children will explore the text with lots of different activities and will be writing their own sentences and creating their own adventure stories.

Lost and Found


This term we will be focussing on number. We will be learning about place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

You can support your child by regularly logging into either numbots or TTRockstars (passwords will be sent out in home-school link books). 

If your children has practised their maths at home please write it in their Reading Diary and after 10 times they will get their name in the weekly newsletter.


Our learning question is...

What might I find in the UK and Europe?

The children will be learning to:

  • name and locate the four countries that make up the UK, their capital cities and the surrounding seas
  • name and locate the 7 continents and 5 oceans
  • name and locate countries in Europe
  • identify and descibe daily weather patterns in the UK and climate zones in Europe
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