Willow Class

Teacher- Mrs S Filder 
Teaching Assistant- Miss W Youngs

In Willow Class we value each child as an individual and encourage them to work together and to support each other as they continue on their learning journey through St James’ School.

We want each child to feel happy and secure within their classroom environment so that they have the confidence to have a go and participate in all the exciting things that we will do together in Year Two over the course of the year.

We want the children to feel excited as they learn and remember these new skills, being willing to persevere and always keen to do their best.

Useful information

P.E. day for Willow Class is Monday. (If your child wears earrings, please could you remove them before school on PE days – thank you). Children will wear their PE kit to school on a Monday.
We ask the children to bring their reading book bag to school each day. If they need a new book we can change it for them. During the week we will make time to hear the children read individually to an adult and we will give them some pages to read at home. We do appreciate and value all the help and support that parents and carers give in this very important area. Please sign the white reading Record Book when you hear your child read.
Your child will also take part in Guided Reading sessions each week. This is when they work in a small group with a teacher or teaching assistant, reading and talking about the book in more detail.
On Mondays we will send home a short list of spellings to be learnt for a test on the Friday. These may be taken from the High Frequency word list that the children are expected to learn during the course of the year, or they may relate to the graphemes that we are learning about in our Phonics sessions that week. The spellings will also be set as a spelling assignment on our Emile Spelling app so that the children can practise them using this online learning tool. On a Friday we will set a short piece of homework on Seesaw, which reinforces something that we have been doing in class during the week. Again, we do appreciate your support with homework activities.

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What we are learning about in Willow Class













English Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning - 
HARRY THE HAPPY MOUSE by N.G.K and Janelle Dimmett Rhymes, poems & songs (2 weeks) Fiction unit (3 weeks) Non-fiction unit (2 weeks).

Maths Subject Heading

YEAR 2 -  Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward.

 Read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.

 Recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones).

 Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations, including the number line.

 Partition numbers in different ways (e.g. 23 = 20 + 3 and 23 = 10 + 13).

 Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs.

 Find 1 or 10 more or less than a given number.

 Round numbers to at least 100 to the nearest 10.

 Understand the connection between the 10 multiplication table and place value.

 Describe and extend simple sequences involving counting on or back in different steps.

 Use place value and number facts to solve problems.

Science Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Common animals other than humans and their basic structure

Season Autumn and weather walk - Natural Journal 

Art Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Drawing in pastel – developed into 3D using clay

Geography Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Hot and Cold countries around the world.

Computing Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Information Technology - Text and images – 2 Publish, 2 Create a Story, 2 Animate

Online safety - School rules, AUP

Music Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Zootime - (Charanga Y2)

PE Subject Heading

Our PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that the children have their PE kits in school.

We shall be learning -

Fundamental Movement Skills Pre-Assessment Lost & Found

Games – Catching

PSHE Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -


Families & Friendships

Safe Relationships

Respecting Ourselves & Others

RE Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

God and Creation


History Subject Heading

Autumn Term 1

We shall be learning -

Not taught this half term. 

Homework Subject Heading

Homework Info will appear each week.

Please try to read a few pages of your reading book each night.

Practice the weekly phoneme spelling words. 

Our Mission

We believe that every child is special and has their own talents

At Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School, Christianity flows through everything we do but we also value other faiths.

All the children will be helped to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. They will be encouraged to always try to do their best and be proud of their work.

Clitheroe St. James' C.E. Primary School is an important and valuable part of the Church family and the wider community.