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Dunstone Primary School

Dunstone Primary School

EYFS - Willow

Welcome to Willow Class!  Our teachers are Miss Lyon and Mrs Sluman. 

May 2018 - In Willow we have been busy decorating royal biscuits!


May 2018 - As part of our Royal Wedding celebrations we made a throne in the classroom!


May 2018 - We had great fun with our Royal Wedding Photo Booth!


May 2018 - Medical students from the Peninsular School of Medicine and Dentistry came to visit us and it was brilliant! We had a go at using stethoscopes, measured our peak flow, took our temperatures, learned about different parts of our body and even our teddy bears were given a check up. Great fun!


May 2018 - We also had a visit from students studying dentistry. We learned all about to look after our teeth.


May 2018 - The Willow robin landed very close to a willow child in the sand tray the other day so it was decided that we would put out some meal worms to encourage it to stay close so we can observe it. 


May 2018 - The willow gardening area is in full swing again this year. The children are keen to see how our willow class plants are growing and changing. 


May 2018 - Scattered around the decking where incomplete number sentences - our challenge was: can you read the sentences, write them down and answer them?


May 2018 - We were very lucky to have a visit from Llonis who is a veterinary nurse. She told us all about her job and showed us some of the equipment she uses.


May 2018 - We loved having Nico's tortoise to visit us in Willow class last week, he was very lively.


April 2018 - We have had great fun learning how to programme the floor robots (Bee-bots) by giving them commands.


March 2018 - Today we had a visit from some of the older children in the school who showed us their musical skills.


March 2018 - Willow class went and joined Rowan Class (Year 1) for shared read this morning. It was lovely to hear the Rowan children reading so confidently our class.


March 2018 - As part of science week we had a visit from a scientist (Ms Lyon in a white coat) and we enjoyed doing lots of investigating inside the classroom and outdoors!


March 2018 - we have been been using our new estimating skills in maths  to guess how many items would fit in the scoops. 


March 2018 - We were really lucky in Willow to have a visit from a real nurse! 


March 2018 - we have been learning all about mixing colours together. 



Feb 2018 - Today's challenge was to find a friend, chat and decide on what you want to perform, practice the performance and then announce and perform to an audience.


Feb 2018 - Today's challenge was to find a friend, chat and decide on what you want to perform, practice the performance and then announce and perform to an audience.


Jan 2018 -  Today we selected a teen number out the bag - counted the numicon, then located on the tuff tray and squirted the number off with the water pistols!



Jan 2018 - It was decided that following the gingerbread entering the class and the class going out to find clues, that  the children wanted to build a trap to trap the gingerbread men so they could see them and make friends with them.


Jan 2018 - After all our hard work we got to decorate our gingerbread men with icing and sweet treats!


Jan 2018 - Great concentration and careful skills cutting out gingerbread men. We used these templates to design our gingerbread men.


Jan 2018 - The children discovered a basket in the willow class - "make me" it read. We explored what was inside, flour, sugar, syrup... what can it be .... then a cutter shaped like a little person ... gingerbread men!


Jan 2018 - The children worked together to create a pirate ship - Ahoy me hearties!


Jan 2018 - Creating a delicious lunch for the teachers!


Dec 2017 - Today we all put on our christmas clothes for Festive Friday to raise money for St Luke's Hospice.


Dec 2017  - Ice was in our tough tray outside and we were investigating how to melt it, what could we use? What do we need?


Dec 2017 - Today the girls planted some daffodil bulbs and now are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Spring!


Dec 2017 - Willow are busy knocking over two cans on the decking and writing their numbers on the board for number recognition - we even added up some of the totals!


Dec 2017 - The Willow shop is open for business on the decking including money in the till and the purses, all ready for the shopping to begin!


Nov 2017 - We had great fun in Willow class today acting out the bear hunt story in the woods.


Nov 2017 - In willow we love matching words and pictures!


Nov 2017 - Willow have had fun planting tulip bulbs outside.


Nov 2017 - Today we practised using scissors to create our 'cow jumping over the moon' craft to celebrate world nursery rhyme week.


Nov 2017 - After reading the book Pumpkin Soup we made some soup by chopping onions and pumpkin. 


Nov 2017 - Once it was cooked we all got to try the pumpkin soup!


Oct 2017 - Choosing ingredients and making our magic potions on the decking. 


Oct 2017 - Exploring and investigating a pumpkin!


Oct 2017 - Willow's very own weathergirl.


Oct 2017 - Learning our numbers up to 10 using giant numicon.


Sept 2017 - Tending the strawberries in the garden.


Sept 2017 - Eating at the Willow Cafe!


Sept 2017 - Performing live on the Willow stage!