• Lander Road Primary School,
  • Pennington Road,
  • Litherland,
  • Merseyside,
  • L21 8HY
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Willow (Rec)


I would like to say a very big thank you for the cards, gifts and well wishes.  Your messages of thanks and thoughtful gifts are truly appreciated.  I too wish I could have worked with your children longer than I did, they are an absolute credit to you all.   Ms Evans

               Goodbye to Willow Class

We have finally come to the end of this most unusual year.  We would like to say a big goodbye to everyone and wish you all the best for a safe and sunny summer holiday.  Your children are an absolute credit to you all and it has been a privilege for us both to have been their teachers.  We are very confident that despite the upheaval they have had this year that they will all continue to do well in school next year.  


Lots of parents often ask about work that they can do during the summer term.  I have broken down the Literacy and Mathematics  Early Learning Goals into bullet points.  This will give you an indication of the goals your child should be aiming for.  Please spend some time looking at these Goals as they will support you in getting your child Year 1 ready.  I have included activities to do and some examples alongside the Goals. 


Please also look at the government 'Development Matters' document for other areas that individual children may need further support with.     


Ms Evans and Mrs Williams



Have Fun! Stay Safe! Remember to Help Out at Home!

Mrs Wood - Message and Summer Activity Book


Photographs -J working from home

Mini - Sports Day

Artwork - Under the Sea


Come and look at our photographs from last week. 

Maths - We had lots of fun learning to share objects up to 20.  At first we had to share between 2 superheroes but then our teachers challenged us to share between 3 superheroes.  We did it!

Topic - We are learning how to look after our planet.   We found out that some litter pickers are magnetic, so we explored magnets and had lots of fun.

Sport - We played with hockey sticks and we are learning how to hold them correctly.

We were really busy this week doing lots of other things too including writing and construction.



J was also busy working hard at home last week

Today it is Thursday and we have been busy working hard.  We listened to the story about Freddy Fox and decided to make animal alliterations with our names, we had a jaguar, two flamingos and a caterpillar in our class. 

B recorded a super animal story on his wipe board  about a giraffe and a butterfly.  F made a flower with her tangerine.  N drew a picture of Noah's Ark because  "I love the story and all the animals.  My favourite animals are chimpanzee and a crocodile." 

F used her knowledge of sharing and halving and divided her blocks into equal numbers with 12 blocks in each tower.   We have such super, clever children in Willow Class.  Well done.

Today the children looked at pictures showing how amazing our planet really is.  They looked at images of a new insect which has just been discovered in the rainforest,  it looks just like a Troll doll.  They looked at a mountain in Peru called Rainbow Mountain.

The children were then asked to create their own big inventions for our planet.

The photographs below show how imaginative they have been today.

Well done Willow Class!            

Our Big Inventions

J has been working on his maths activities and has been learning all about sharing and exploring fractions.   He used his superheroes and plates to share bananas and blocks.  Well done J.  Take a look at J's super artwork too including a Rainbow Flower.   Well done J you are a Superhero too.

Activities from home

Class Activities

Take a look at some of the wonderful work that the children have been working on in class.  Well done everyone, we are all so proud of you. 

Being imaginative and creative

J, D and T have all been awarded a gift voucher for the Spring Bonnets that they made at home during lockdown.

Well done to the three of you. 

Winners of the Spring Bonnet Competion.

J built this super tower. You look very proud and happy J

Look at our Amazing Castle

Amazing Jungle Plates

Can you break your soff mo into 4 quarters? All 4 pieces must be same size.

Look at the fantastic animal facemasks that we made today in Willow Class.   We are going to take them home to play with.  yes

Writing story starters using 'ow' sound

Art Work of Flowers and Woods

The lessons below are for the children who will  be unable to attend school this week and will still be learning from home.   They will give you some idea of the subjects being taught in class.   We hope to see you all soon.
J has been very busy completing all his activities from last week.  Take a look at his writing, number and topic work.  That is a super flower J.   Mr Taylor will be pleased that you have been working so hard.   After all that hard work you certainly do build up a big appetite.  Enjoy!
J has been working hard following our number lessons based on sharing.  This is a great idea J, sharing dried pasta with your super heroes.   Those cakes look delicious too.   Well done to your mum too for sharing all these photographs.

J working at home- June 15th

Talk for Reading/activities Home-School Booklet

Keep sending in your photographs so that Ms Evans and Mrs Williams can see how hard you have been working at home.   You can also send photographs of helping out at home, such as tidying up and making your bed.  wink
J has been working so hard during his time away from school.  He is making the most of the sunny weather by having a lovely picnic in the garden with his mum.   Thank you for all the photographs, it is lovely to see that you are all well. 
T has been very busy with our topic work.  Here she has sorted out a range of animals into those that are herbivores, omnivores and carnivores.  Well done T, we are so proud of you for working so hard!
J has been super busy with topic work, baking and playing.  Thank you J, we miss you lots and lots and look forward to seeing you soon. 
Hi Willow Class,  J continues to be busy at home working hard in his phonics and writing lessons.  He is also having lots of fun exploring our animal topic.   He has been baking cakes and making pizza too.  You have been working hard J.   Stay safe and hope to see you soon.  Ms E and Mrs W.  

Work from home

R has sent in these super pictures from home.  She has been doing lots of baking, science projects, school pack work, bingo, family games and quizzes and much, much more.  R is missing school a lot, especially her teachers and friends.  Mum is proud that R has been putting in 100% effort into home schooling.   Well done R!   All your teachers are so proud of you and missing you lots and lots.  Stay safe!

Hi Children,

Can you all remember the day ZooLab came to our class?  We had lots of fun and excitement.  Try to find yourself in the photographs.  Link it to our topic about animals that live in a zoo.  This week can you find out whether they are nocturnal or diurnal?

We are missing you more than ever.  heart broken heart

At the end of Reception Year we assess children against the Early Learning Goals (ELG's).  The poster below will show you the expectations at the end of Foundation Stage for your child.  Please take time to look at these expectations.  Thank you.

Development Matters

Early Learning Goals Poster

BBC Bitesize

Home Learning Resources


Hello and welcome to Willow Class.   Our Class Teacher is Ms Evans and our Class Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williams.


  • In Reception our curriculum is developed by following the ideas, interests and curiosity of the children. 
  • We use the Development Matters document to plan next steps for development.  (see below)
  • We use the Phonics Scheme Read, Write, Inc


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.  


The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. The EYFS outlines what practitioners need to do to support your child. Attached is a booklet to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS. 
The guidance given in the document Development Matters helps adults to understand and support each individual child's development pathway.

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.

Teaching and Play in the Early Years a Balancing Act.

                                                            Welcome to Willow Class 2019 to 2020

Our First Day in Big School! We met old friends and new friends. We played with all the resources and had lots of fun. We explored the castle and the outdoor area. We then watched a video about an iguana being chased by snakes!

Whole School 95.7%
  • Year 1 96.3%
  • Year 2 95.1%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 96.1%
  • Year 5 93.9%
  • Year 6 96%
  • Delamere 909
  • Mersey 882
  • Sherwood 921
  • Great North 744