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9th Maple Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

9th - NSPCC workshop.  Parents invited to workshop 2.30 - 3.15pm.

13th - NSPCC Year 5/6 workshop.

16th - Silver Birch sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

20th - Pupil individual school photographs (consent required).

23rd - Ash Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

29th - Year 6 Bikeability at Alanbrooke

30th - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

30th - Year 6 Bikeability at Alanbrooke School

30th - School Christmas Fair at 2pm.



10th - Year 5/6 Swimming Competition at Thirsk Swimming Pool.

12th - EYFS & KS1 Nativity Performance at 2pm.

13th EYFS & KS1 Nativity Performance at 6pm.

13th - Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

19th - Christmas Carol Service at St Columba's Church, 2pm.

20th - School Christmas Lunch.

21st - School closes for Christmas at 2pm.


Future Key Dates

11th April - Topcliffe's Got Talent, 1pm.

7th June - School Sports Day, 1.30pm.

W/C 1st July - Thirsk Induction Week for Year 6 pupils.

19th July - End of Year Celebration Service at St Columba's Church, 10am.

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Silver Birch will be sharing in Collective Worship this Friday, 16th November at 8.55am.

Welcome to Willow Class


We are a class of Reception and Year One children. We use our indoor and outdoor classrooms to encourage the children to explore and learn through first hand experiences. We are keen to know what the children have been learning at home too.

We enjoy singing, dancing and PE and record learning across all areas of the EYFS in photographic learning journeys.

Our teacher is Miss Somerville, and she is supported by Mrs Whatley and Mrs Kildin. We focus on teaching the children Phonics and Maths alongside supporting children’s learning across the EYFS areas of learning and the National curriculum subjects through topic-based provision activities.

Our topics and activities respond to the children’s interests and special events and we love having visitors in our classroom too! We also go on trips to support topic learning about the wider world, and have enjoyed trips to a Mosque, Gudwara, Harlow Carr and Big Sheep Little Cow in previous years.


  • Please take magic moments forms from the parent board to fill in about your child’s learning at home.
  • Please read regularly at home using school reading books and story books
  • Practise phonics sounds in your child’s Speed sounds book
  • Check the newsletter for key dates and requests for help



Snow Day Work for Home Completion


I hope you are all enjoying the snow! Have a go at writing about what you have done in the snow, instructions for building a snowman and count your footprints in the snow. You could do some baking-write a list of the ingredients you need and measure out the ingredients carefully using scales.


Some games linked to our current Maths and Phonics work can be found below:

  • Reception and Year one

  • Times table rockstars-all Year one can answer x2 table by seeing x2 as 'double'

  • Reception and Year one


Maths-We are practising counting in 2s, 5s, 10s, adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers and recognising tens and ones in 2 digit numbers


Worksheets if you have a printer:

  • Circle the largest 2 digit number 

  • Write the number which is underlined



  • Write the matching subtraction sentence

Phonics-We are practising reading words and writing sound buttons to help us sound them out



  • Reception and Year one:

Read with fonics app

Teach your monster to read app

Worksheets if you have a printer-practise spelling words with the sounds in your speed sounds book


Willow Class Timetables

Spring Term 2


Long Term Plans

Willow Class Long Term Plan


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