Hello and welcome to Willow Class. Our Class Teacher is Ms Evans and our Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williams.
If you have any questions or concerns please speak to either myself (Ms Evans) or Mrs Williams. We also have drop-in sessions every Monday between 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
We look forward to working with your child and with yourselves as parents/carers.
Parents as Partners
At Lander Road we acknowledge the importance of parents being their child’s first educator and therefore value working in partnership with parents in order to develop strong, positive relationships with each and every family. Learning takes place across all seven areas of development through child-led and adult-led activities. We embrace parental involvement and love to see how excited the children are when talking about their school day. Thank you for all your positive comments regarding the Home-School Link Books, we hope they give you an insight into your child's school life. We also enjoy looking through the books and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for adding family photographs and writing about events that your child takes part in outside of school.
KC Exotics Animals Zoo came to visit our Early Years.
We met a boa constrictor, a python, parrots, meerkats, a skunk, rabbits and white feathered chickens. We had lots of fun and found out new information for our topic based on 'Animals that lay eggs'. Our birthday girl posed with three parrots, well done!
All the children were very brave and most of them held the python and yes Ms Evans and Mrs Williams were brave too and held the snake. Unfortunately they were not brave enough to put their photographs up on the school website. Ha!
Teaching and Play in the Early Years a Balancing Act
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector commissioned this good practice survey to gather evidence to address the recurring myth that teaching and play are separate, disconnected endeavours in the early years. Her Majesty’s Inspectors visited a sample of the most successful early years providers to observe the interplay between teaching and play and evaluate the difference chosen approaches were making to the learning and development of disadvantaged children, especially funded two-year-olds. All providers, which included maintained schools, pre-schools, children’s centres and childminders, were selected because they were successful in achieving good or better outcomes for children across the country. Lander Road Primary School was chosen as one of the most successful early years providers.