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

Hello to all our Parents and Guardians and welcome to Willow Class Page.    Ms Evans


Lots of parents have known me for many years as I have taught their older children.   Here is some information about my teaching  background for those of you who are new to the school.

I have been a teacher at Lander Road Primary School Since 1997.    I have worked in Y2 and Y3 but the majority of my experience (20+ years) has been in Reception.  I am also a qualified Reading Recovery Teacher and Maths Recovery Teacher,  I feel this additional training has greatly supported my knowledge and skills in these key areas of learning.    We are joined in the classroom by Mrs Monaghan and Mrs Shute who also have a vast amount of experience working with early years.  We look forward to a great year ahead with our parents and guardians as partners in their child's learning journey.


The children have already got off to a good start this Autumn Term and are into a good routine with phonics, stories, rhymes,  walking the blue line, snack and our maths lesson taking place during the morning.   In the afternoon, we enjoy our topic work and child-led activities.     Please take a look at our photographs below as we work hard and have fun. 


Dear Children,

I hope you like this photograph of me hiking in the Lake District.   I told you that I like to climb mountains when I am not in class.  What do you like to do when you are not in class?    Some of you have already been sending in photographs of your holidays and we always look forward to seeing them.   Ms Evans.







The children enjoyed exploring ice balloons as part of our topic work on climate change.  They used their own vocabulary to describe them, hard, cold, freezing, etc 


We then made statements describing what we could see, such as 'I can see bubbles/lines/white/cracks'.   We then tried to turn our statements into questions, 'Why can I see bubbles? How did the bubbles get in there? etc.





As part of our story Star in the Jar, we went on a treasure hunt.  We then had to give a reason for choosing one of the objects, e.g. I chose the feather because it is ticklish.  I chose the stone because it feels cold.


We are learning to explore the composition of numbers to 10.   Recognising and ordering numerals 1 to 10.

Autumn term 2

During our first week back we have been

  • Exploring how people celebrate different events around the world,  such as Diwali and November 5th
  • We will be improving our letter formation and learning to record words and sentences with growing independence
  • Using measure to find or make things taller than me
  • Exploring numbers to 5 in greater depth 
  • Reading the story of Narnia and acting out some of the scenes. 

Autumn celebrations - creating Diwali lamps and Rangoli Patterns

Writing and letter formation

Activities based on ‘Taller than me’

Autumn term 1

We have been settling into our new class making friends, working hard and having lots of fun!  

Exploring pumpkins

Phonics Sound Set 1

Activities based on numbers 1 to 10

Exploring pattern and shape

Exploring our resources

Early Learning Goals Poster

BBC Bitesize

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 placed on Evidence Me. We hope that the information and photographs we send you give you an insight into your child's school life.  We also enjoy looking at the photographs that you send us as this helps us to build up a 'bigger picture' of how your child learns, their interests and the activities that they enjoy participating in outside of school.


The following document 'Teaching and Play in the Early Years, considers effective learning in Early Years and finding the right balance between teaching and play that takes place throughout the school day.. 

We are very proud to say that Lander Road Early Years was one of 28 settings in England to be chosen to take part in this study.   

These are the reasons we were chosen:


"Her Majesty’s Inspectors visited a sample of the most successful early years providers to observe the interplay between teaching and play..."

"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..."

Teaching and Play in the Early Years a Balancing Act.

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