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

               Welcome to Willow Class

Hello to everyone who is now back in school.  I have been posting the photographs that Mrs W is sending me on a daily basis.   You all look so happy and I wish I was there with you.  This week Mrs Murray will be joining our class, she is really looking forward to seeing you and I have been telling her how super you all are.   

I know  some of you have not been able to return to school as yet.  so here is some information on the work we will be doing this week in class.

  • Phonics - Sound of the week  is 'i-e'   "Nice smile"
  • Reading - see below for access to 1000's of digital books.   Any traditional tales beginning with Once upon a time...
  • Powerpoint Bad Day for Fox
  • Writing - Story starter  -  Once upon a time
  • Number - ELG - solve problems including doubling, halving and sharing
  • This week we will be looking at ways to help our planet
  • Our fun activity is to have Static Fun.  
  • Learning about positive and negative charges is pure fun when playing with a balloon. Have your child rub an inflated balloon against their hair and see what they can stick it on or pick up. Can it stick to a wall or pick up pieces of confetti or flakes of pepper.
  • Remember to send your photographs in to the office so we can see how hard you are working at home.


All our love and best wishes from Ms E, Mrs Murray, Mrs W and Mrs H  

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

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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

Being imaginative and creative 1 T, O and F designed these wonderful flowers.
Being imaginative and creative 2 B, C and F, designed their own flowers too.
Being imaginative and creative 3 O made a flower using her soff mo tub & scrunchie
Being imaginative and creative 4 J constructed a Rainbow Flower using Lego
Being imaginative and creative 5 N, J and B used pegs/felt tips to create flowers
Being imaginative and creative 6 I. used Cleverstiks to make this super flower
Being imaginative and creative 7 We mixed our own paint colours
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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.

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

J built this super tower.  You look very proud and happy J 1

Look at our Amazing Castle

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Amazing Jungle Plates

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

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Can  you break your soff mo into 4 quarters? All 4 pieces must be same size.   3
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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

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Writing story starters using 'ow' sound 7 Well done Faye!

Art Work of Flowers and Woods

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Digital Reading Books for all summer long

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

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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!
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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!

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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
Please see the 'COVID 19 information and letters' section under 'News and Events' for the latest information regarding school closures. May 11th Update - The government's ambition is for all primary school children to return to school for a month before the summer if feasible, though this will be kept under review.