Welcome to Willow Class

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We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage which focuses on seven areas of learning and development: Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication and Language, Physical, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design. In Willow Class, much of the children’s learning is through play. They are encouraged to explore the open-ended resources in the environment, developing their interests, imagination and independence. Throughout the week, children also take part in small group teacher directed activities to consolidate or extend their knowledge.

This half term our topic will be


We will be learning all about the continent of Africa. Using the stories Handa’s Surprise and The Leopard’s Drum as a focus, we will be exploring lots of different fruits, researching animal facts, dancing to African music and thinking about how going to school in some parts of Africa is different to going to school in Milton Ernest. More information can be found on the curriculum update below.

PE will be on a Monday and a Thursday. Please can children come into school wearing their PE kit on these days.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday. Please keep your child’s reading book and diary in their book bag and sign it each time you hear your child read.

Please log on to your child’s Tapestry account to find out more about what they have been doing.

Some websites you may find useful to support your child with their learning:


First day isolation

If your child needs to self isolate then work will be placed on seesaw every night ready for your child to complete the next day. For their first day of isolation when there is no work on seesaw please use the ideas on this page for your child.

EYFS Isolation Task

Please log in to your child’s Tapestry account to see what they have been doing. 


Long term plans adjusted for Covid 19

Curriculum update



 Here are some helpful web links to use at home:

Phonics Play

Top Marks 

Oxford Owl for Home