Thorney Close Primary School

"Where Learning Blossoms..."




 Willow - reception

Welcome to the class page for Reception Willow.  

This class page will be updated throughout the school year with pictures, news, curriculum information and external links to useful documents and activities.  

We hope it gives you an insight into life in our class! 





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Willow Class News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on in our class.  Whole school news can be found by clicking on the below links.

School News   Diary Listing  Thorney Times   Notices

22nd November 2017

On Monday we had a visit from the school nursing team. We completed four different activities:

  • Knowing how to brush our teeth correctly. We had a go at using a big toothbrush to brush the giant set of teeth.
  • Knowing how to was our hands correctly. We practised washing our hands, remembering to rub our thumbs and between our fingers.
  • Discussing how to be good friends and how smiling and laughing helps to make us happy.
  • Knowing that exercise is extremely important. We completed some activities such as jumping up and down and completing action rhymes. Following this we used a stethoscope to listen to our hearts beating. We all decided that our hearts were beating faster after exercise compared to when we were resting. Joanne explained that we should try and complete one hour of exercise per day.

All of the children enjoyed the sessions and gained lots from the sessions!

10th November 2017

We enjoy singing songs to help us to remember our shapes. Follow these videos and links at home to practise.


Willow Class Letters

Below you will find letters that have been distributed to our class. All downloadable material will be offered in PDF format for easy reading and printing. However, if you do not have access to a printer and require an additional letter then please do not hesitate to request a copy at the main school office. Whole school letters can be found by clicking on the below links.

Thorney Times Whole School Letters Educational Visit Letters

Summer Term 2 Homework
Summer Term 1 Homework
Kirkley Hall Visit - 20th June 2018
Hall Hill Farm Visit - 21st March 2018
Beamish visit letter
Indoor Shoes
Autumn Term 2 Homework
Useful Information on Reception Resources
Washington Wetllands Visit - 6th November 2017
Autumn Term 1 Homework
Family Photograph Letter
Reception Meeting - 27.9.17


Click on the curriculum icon below to view the curriculum topics for the current school year. 

The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Nursery.  The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth until the end of the Reception year.

It aims to develop each child to their full potential by offering a ‘principled, play based approach to learning and development’. Young children learn best through play and Early Years Practitioners will be able to provide your child with appropriate play and learning experiences for their stage of development and help them develop new skills. The activities that are provided for young children will underpin the skills they need to work towards the Early Learning Goals at the end of their Reception year at the school. The EYFS curriculum enables practitioners to recognise your child’s strengths and areas where they need more support to develop new skills.

The areas of learning and development are broken into seven areas. Three areas are particularly important for igniting children’s enthusiasm for learning. These are the three prime areas of:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Leaving four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected and many activities will cover many of the areas. Each area is divided into stages of development and practitioners are able to identify resources and learning opportunities for individual children dependent on their developmental needs. 

Useful Links and Documents

Below you will find links to useful documents, resources, online games and activities.

 Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage Maths for Reception English for Reception