Willow 2018 - 2019

Mrs Mills

Mrs Mills

I have been teaching KS1 children since 1999, and have had a lot of fun in that time. I spent the first 10 years of my teaching career in the North East of England before moving back to Cheshire. I joined our team in 2010 and am delighted to be teaching and leading KS1.

I have 13 year old twin boys, Harry and Jack, who keep me very busy at the weekends playing football for both school and Frodsham. Besides this, I enjoy going to the gym with Harry and Jack as well as cooking for friends and family.

Welcome to Team Willow!

I am so pleased with the hard work that all of the children have done so far this year. We have now completed half of the year and what an amazing journey it has been so far. We have learned about so many different things (choose a curriculum file to read more about our learning) and we still have some exciting topics to cover.

Summer Term

This term the children will learn about plants and the local area. As part of this learning, we will learn about the environment during our "Environment Week" and the children will be encoruaged to consider how the local area could be improved and better maintained. As you are aware, this a hugley important topic to learn about so please help us by encouraging your child to pick up litter, recycle, manage food waste and care for local wildlife too. We will let you know when this special week of learning will begin.



All children are now excellent at coming into class in the morning, sorting their belongings out and settling quickly to their morning challenge activity. This is a great way to start our day and always leads to a wonderful discussion even before the register has been taken! Please make sure you arrive promptly to school so that you have time to have a go at some challenges. 


PE - changes for Spring and Summer Term 

Please remember that PE will be every Monday and Friday. Your child will need their shorts, t-shirt, trainers and jogging bottoms while the weather remians cold. PE kits should be left in school for the whole half term. Mrs Dorrell will be teaching the children every Monday afternoon and Mrs Reid for the Friday session. 



Homework menus will be updated every half term. The starter activities must be completed every week. I realise that this is new to the children and will take some time to get used to it. Please do not worry about it or put pressure on your child, but instead praise and encourage them for having a try.  Guided reading homework will be given on the day your child reads with the class teacher and will be marked the following week. Journals will be marked every Monday and the relevant stickers will be added to bookmarks. 


Kingsley Journals

Journals must be in school every day. Please take care of them and keep them neat and tidy. Do not use felt tip pens, and please complete work in pencil. It is important that you check your child's behaviour log at the back of their journal in case they have recieved a yellow or red card. We will try our best to contact you when there are issues either by contact at hometime, over the phone or via a message in the journal.


Weaverhall Museum - March 2018

Our visit to the museum was brilliant! we had such a good time. The children thoroughly enjoyed gaining a hands on experience and loved playing with all of the old toys. We actually found that some of the toys were very relaxing!

If you would like your child to become more involved with the museum, they offer craft activities every Wednesday and Thursday during the school holidays from 10am.


Parents Evening - Feb 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended parents evening. It was wonderful to be able to share your child's successes in Year 1. I am very proud of Team Willow. 



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